Are you in a dilemma on how to connect iPhone to Samsung Smart TV without the aid of an Apple TV? If you have been using a Samsung Smart TV and accidentally ruined your remote control, the idea of using your smartphone is the wisest of choice. If you have an iPhone then, that may seem to pose a problem, right? Wrong!
There was a time when it’s virtually considered a “sin” for two operating systems – iOS and Android— to cover each other but not anymore. Today, the onslaught of application programs or apps has continually made everything virtually possible for various OS to play around each other without any hitch. Each technological challenge seems to have an app built primarily to solve the problem or task. This is why today we now have come to an era where certain apps can basically control everything.
Connecting to Samsung Smart TV via iPhone
There are basically numerous apps designed to bridge the gap between iOS (iPhone operating system) and Android or Tizen (Linux-based operating system on Samsung Smart TVs). Three of the most commonly used apps are the Samsung SmartView, the JustABlip, and iBeamTV.
The Samsung SmartView is a free app which allows an iPhone or an iPad to be used as a remote control for any Samsung Smart TVs. It’s only requirement: connection to THE SAME local or Wi-Fi network. This means, both your iPhone running the app and the Samsung Smart TV must be on one internet connection.
Simply download the app from iTunes and voila! You can make good use of the user-friendly commands in changing channels, controlling the television volume, and so on. It also allows one to browse in the SmartHub aps or input text/messages via its virtual keyboard. It also allows you to stream videos directly to your Samsung Smart TV from your iPhone.
This app is a remote control widget that allows seemingly incompatible platforms to work among each other. Like the Samsung SmartView, it also requires both devices to be running on the same online network.
To use this, simply install JustABlip from the iOS app store and connect it to the network where the Samsung Smart TV is connected. Select the “find TV” usually found at the bottom of the screen of which the app will pick up all compatible televisions connected to the same Internet network. Make sure to turn the TV on prior to doing this. Select “connect” on the screen and click on “allow” to start using your iPhone for that Samsung Smart TV.
When you are having trouble accessing the device, simply click on MENU>NETWORK>ALL SHARE SETTINGS and then, allow JustABlip from there. Once successfully installed, add the widget to your notifs center.
Mirroring your iPhone to a Samsung Smart TV is finally made possible with the iBeamTV app. If you are a gamer though, this particular app may not be for you. It presents a 3-second latency making it unsuitable for gaming. Additionally, it also recommends using a LAN cable connection for best results.
Simply download the iBeamTV app and let it run. Make sure the Samsung Smart TV is also turned on while doing this. Click the menu icon to start and allow it to detect the smart TV in the Devices group. Click on the “start mirroring” option to begin using your iPhone as a remote control and/or mirror device of your Smart Samsung TV.
Evolution of Couch Potato
Indeed, there are ways to on how to connect iPhone to Samsung Smart TV without shelling out a lot of money buying an Apple box. Simply learn to become a tech-savvy couch potato and use any of the mentioned apps above. Gain control of your television using your very own iPhone. Saves you time and effort—and makes watching TV or playing games more fun, too!