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Trying to connect Alexa to TV

I have set up the smart things app and my Alexa. The SmartThings  app is connected to my phone and so is Alexa. The SmartThings app doesn't recognize Alexa and there's no 'toggle' next to my tv on the SmartThings app. Getting extremely frustrated. Thought this was supposed to hook up easily. Can anyone advise? 

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Re: Trying to connect Alexa to TV

Step 1: Set up your devices.

First, make sure that both your Samsung TV and your Amazon Alexa device are set up and functioning. Once you complete the initial setup on the TV and the Alexa device, you'll need to make sure that both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.


If you haven't yet, you'll also need to set up the TV as a Thing (smart device) in the SmartThings app. To do this, simply sign in to your Samsung account on the TV.

Step 2: Prepare the apps.

You'll also need to get your phone ready to coordinate these two devices. If you haven't yet, download both the Samsung SmartThings app (available for iOS and Android) and the Amazon Alexa app (also for iOS or Android).

Make sure that you log in to both apps with the same account information you used for your TV's Samsung account and your Echo's Amazon account.


Step 3: Discover your TV in the SmartThings app.

First, you'll need to discover your Samsung TV in the Samsung SmartThings app, which lets you treat it as a basic connected smart device when connecting it to your Alexa speaker.



To do this, go to the Devices menu, found on the bottom menu of the app.

On the Devices page, select the Add Device option. With the TV powered on, it should be easy to find your device in the list.


Once you've found the device and paired your phone to the TV, select the Samsung Smart TV and use the toggle button next to its name to enable its use as a smart device.

Step 4: Discover your smart speaker in the Alexa app.

Second, you'll need to be sure that your Amazon device has been discovered in the Amazon Alexa app. If it hasn't, or if the device is set up through someone else's phone, you'll need to do the following. (If this doesn't apply to you, move on to the next step.)

In the app, select the Devices button from the menu at the bottom of the home screen.


If the Echo (or similar Alexa device) shows up in this menu, then you're all set. If not, open the All Devices menu option and find your Alexa device on the list of available connected devices.

Step 5: Connect the apps.

In the Amazon Alexa app, enable the Samsung SmartThings skill, and sign in with your Samsung account to link the accounts.

Step 6: Select your TV in the Alexa app.


Once you've enabled the Samsung SmartThings skill — which should automatically pair Alexa to the TV — you can use Alexa to power your TV on and off with your voice. Congratulations, you just connected your Samsung smart TV to Alexa!

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