All About Smartphones: How to Use Samsung S4 As a TV Remote controller

Friday, May 31, 2013

How to Use Samsung S4 As a TV Remote controller

Samsung Galaxy S4 is a beastly device, carrying so much functionality that you would rather not need all. In fact the specifications are enough to contend with upcoming smartphones till 2014.

One of the features embedded in the S4 is the ability top use the device as a TV remote control aside from the Tectile 2 functionality it is embedded with that allows you to control cars, doors and other NFC controllable devices. 
Just by tapping your S4 with a Tectile card, you can control any device you have assigned to the Tectile card. The card comes in five packs and sold for about $20. However, not many people know how to use this device as a remote control for cars, doors let alone a TV. Hence the need for this guide. 
This guide shows you how to use S4 as a TV remote controller

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
1. Open the WatchON app and select your country

2. Enter your zip code and select your content provider.

3. If you want to personalize your TV selection, tap Personalize. If not, select Skip

 4. If you chose personalize, select the genres of TV shows and movies you watch and press Next

5. Choose the Sports you are interested in and press Next

 6. Set your age and gender, if you want, and tap the Done button at the top of the screen.

7. Open the WatchOn app and tap the remote icon in the top right corner of the screen and press the Set Up Now button.
 8. Select your television brand from the provided list.

 9. Press the onscreen Power button to test whether the remote code works for your TV. If it works, press the Yes, This Code Works button. If not, press the No, Test Next Code button
10. Select the source you receive channels from, either your set-top box or TV.

11. If you use your set-top box, choose the source from the provided list. Note, you may have to configure your set-top box to receive RF signals.

 12. Tap the channel button to see if the WatchOn code works with your set-top box. 

13. If the code works, press the Yes, This Code Works button. If it doesn’t press No, Test Next Code. You can now use your S4 to control both your TV and set-top box. 

To control TV
14. Press the remote icon in the top right corner of the screen. 

15. press the TV tab at the top of the screen. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up a list of additional controls. 

I hope this guide helps in setting up your Galaxy S4 as a TV remote controller. A post on controlling your car with Tectiles 2 is coming soon. Stay tuned


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