How to Use Remote Access on Your Samsung Smart TV

Wirelessly connect your smart device to your TV

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Samsung’s Remote Access feature lets users wirelessly connect PCs, smartphones, and tablets to select Samsung Smart TVs. Using supported smartphones and tablets, users can display certain games, apps, and more on a TV on the same Wi-Fi network. Once connected, the device can be used to control the on-screen content.

Users can also remotely connect to a PC even if it's located in another room. By connecting a keyboard and mouse to the TV (either wired or via Bluetooth), users can then access files, use a desktop browser, play games, and more.

This guide covers Samsung TVs that have the Remote Access feature (2019 and up) and PCs running Windows 10.

How to Connect Your Samsung Smart TV to Your PC Using Remote Access

To link your Samsung Smart TV to your PC using Remote Access, you'll first need to attach a mouse and keyboard to your TV. Consult your TV manual to see what peripherals it supports and just how to connect.

Remote Access only supports mobile devices that feature Screen Mirroring or Smart View. Check your device software or user manual to see if it is supported.

Once your keyboard and mouse are connected, follow these steps.

  1. Power on your Samsung Smart TV and ensure it's connected to your Wi-Fi network.

  2. Press the home button on your remote control to launch the Smart Hub.

  3. A series of icons for inputs, content, and more will appear. Below, you'll see a variety of settings in a separate bar. Using your remote control, navigate to the bottom bar, scroll and select Source.

  4. Above the bottom bar you'll now see a series of icons showing your TV inputs. Select Remote Access.

  5. Once in Remote Access, select Remote PC.

  6. You will see a large window labeled "Connect to Remote PC." You'll be asked to enter the credentials for the PC you wish to connect to. To create a new PC profile, select the user icon located to the right of the PC/Profile box to launch the User Profiles window.

  7. Here you can add and manage your Remote PC profiles. Select Add to create a new profile.

  8. Next, we need to check some PC settings and get its IP address. Power on your Windows 10 PC and make sure it's connected to the internet.

  9. Select Start.

  10. Right-click Computer.

    If you don't see "Computer," look for "This PC" or whatever your PC is named.

  11. Select Properties Remote settings.

    You may be prompted to enter the administrator password or to select a confirmation button. Enter the password, or confirm as applicable.

  12. Under the Remote Desktop section, select Allow remote connections to this computer.

  13. Select Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended), then select OK.

  14. To get your PC's IP address, select Start, then select the Network & Internet icon.

  15. On the left menu pane, select Wi-FiAdvanced Options.

  16. Locate the IPv4 Address. This is the IP address you need.

    If the PC is in another room or located some distance from the TV, make a note of the IP address.

    You can also use the Windows Command Prompt to locate your IP address. In Command Prompt, type "ipconfig /all" and press Enter. Locate the IPv4 Address.

  17. Returning to your Samsung TV, make sure you're still in the User Profiles window from step 6. Use the connected keyboard to enter your PC's IP address in the corresponding box within the User Profiles window.

  18. Next, enter the username you use to log into your PC. Then, using the remote control, select Save.

  19. You'll now see your new profile listed in the User Profiles window. Select Close to exit User Profiles.

  20. Back in the Connect to Remote PC window, you'll see your newly created profile listed under the PC/Profile box. Select the profile name and this will auto-populate the Username box.

  21. Next, select the Password box and enter the password you use to log into your PC.

  22. Navigate to Connect and select to initiate the connection.

    You may see a pop-up notification warning that the identity of the remote PC cannot be verified. Select Yes if you wish to continue.

  23. Your connection to the PC will initiate. After a moment, you will see your PC's desktop on your TV.

  24. Using the keyboard and mouse connected to the TV, you can use the PC as normal.

  25. When you're ready to close the remote session, press home on your remote and select Disconnect.