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userYMK4qNYDpX
Constellation

The Frame Smart View app connection problems

Just bought a 2018 55" Samsung "the Frame." Have downloaded the Smart View app so that I can upload my own photos to display using Art Mode and it won't connect to my TV. The TV is connected via Wifi to my 2.4Ghz wifi network, as is my mobile phone with the app. I have power cycled everything. Software on the tv is version 1131 and up to date, TV model is UN55LS03N. I'm running Android 9.0 on my Pixel. I also downloaded the windows 10 app and tried that way - does not work either. Currently Ipv6 settings are off. I had turned them on and turned on the Ipv6 settings on my router. Does not work. I tried connecting to the 5G network. Does not work. I tried hardwiring the connection. Does not work. Under External Device Manager, my phone is listed under Device List as "allowed" and allowed services include Smart View. Access notifications are on but I'm not getting any notifications. I can stream Netflix so the tv is connected to the internet without problems. 

 

I have seen some comments from support that 2017 and 2018 models are not supported, but I don't buy that. The "my photos" options under Art Mode directs the user to the Smart View app specifically. That would be a pretty big oversight. I also see comments from people who can use the the app to upload photos, so it works somehow. I need answers on how to fix this. This is too much money to spend on a premium TV to have on of it's primary features be non functional.

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Samsung Moderator
Samsung Moderator

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

Are you getting any error messages while connecting? Have you tried a factory reset of the television?

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userYMK4qNYDpX
Constellation

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

I selected the option to set up the TV again and went through all the set up screens. Is that considered a factory reset? 

 

On both the mobile app and desktop app it almost immediately says no TV found, as if it's not even able to try to connect?  There a setting somewhere that's incorrect.

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Samsung Moderator
Samsung Moderator

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

Are they connected to the same network within the home? Do you have a dual band router? 

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userYMK4qNYDpX
Constellation

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

 Yes they are connected to the same network. 

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userb4iTudqESz
Cosmic Ray

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

Don’t hold your breath.  There is a comparable problem with Ambient Mode on QLED’s that Samsung admits exists (and apparently has existed for some time), and the best we can get out Customer Support is “yeah, it doesn’t actually work with anything other that the crappy stock images that came with the TV.  Sorry for the inconvenience.”  

 

From my experience, Samsung is perfectly capable of misrepresenting the features of its high end TV’s. 

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userYaSNDE4XVI
Constellation

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

I too just installed The Frame 2018 55" model today and have been trying to get the smartview app to connect. I have another Samsung TV in the house (7 Series) that connects just fine with the smartview app via IOS and Android. Oddly, if I install the Samsung 'Smart Things' App, the Android (S8) can find both Tv's but gives an error message under the Frame Tv saying, 'Server Error'. The Smart Things app on the iPhone X does not find either TV.

 

The Frame TV is up to date as is both the S8 and iPhone X. All the apps are up to date and the TV is brand new. Like I mentioned, the 7 series Samsung TV in the other room works fine.

 

 

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user812daRzKP7
Constellation

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

Smart View does not recognize my Frame TV at all. I use SmartThings which does work with my TV. However, it usually crashed every time I opened it. Then launching it again would work. I erased data and cache under settings-apps-Smart Things-memory and it seems to be working better and crashing less often.

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Samsung Moderator
Samsung Moderator

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

Have you tried resetting the network? Settings>General>Network>Reset Network

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Trailblazed
Constellation

Re: The Frame Smart View app connection problems

Unfortunately, you would have to reset your network every time you turn your television off because once you turn it back on, the app will not work again.  This has been an ongoing problem for months/years and Samsung continues to ask us to restart our tvs.  

 

Restarting the tv fixes the problem, but it is a temporary fix.  Once you turn your tv off and turn it back on, the app tells you that it cannot connect.  The "Restart" thing is not a permanent fix.  If you want the app to work everyday, restart your network and/or tv everyday.  

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