How to Use Remote Access on Your Samsung Smart TV

Wirelessly connect your Windows PC to your TV

Samsung's Remote Access feature lets users wirelessly connect their Windows PCs or laptops to select Samsung Smart TVs, even if the PC is in another room. By connecting a keyboard and mouse to the TV (either wired or via Bluetooth), users can access files, use a desktop browser, play games, and more.

This guide covers Samsung TVs with the Remote Access feature (2019 and newer) and PCs running Windows 10.

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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 how to connect them.

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. At the bottom, 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. In the Remote Access menu panel, select Remote PC.

  6. You'll see a large window labeled Connect to Remote PC. You'll be asked to enter your PC's credentials. 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. Select Add to create a new profile.

  8. Next, we'll 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 select a confirmation button.

  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 and make a note of it.

    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. Return to your Samsung TV and make sure you're still in the User Profiles window. Use the connected keyboard to enter your PC's IP address in the corresponding box within the User Profiles window.

  18. Enter the username you use to log in to 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.

  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 in to 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'll see your PC's desktop on your TV.

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

  25. When you're ready to close the remote session, select Home on your remote control, and choose Disconnect.

You can also connect a Samsung mobile device to your TV using mirroring, casting, and Samsung Smart View apps. Check your device software or user manual to see if your device supports these features.