I have the 2019 Q60R and found the ST app integration a little underwhelming too. When it’s tuned to a terrestrial channel, I do see the channel number (but don’t get a channel logo) Whilst you can control the volume, you can’t see what it’s set to.
I was hoping for media controls for what was being played but it doesn’t seem to have it… I don’t think it’s a bug, I think they’ve just not added many features
I recently bought a Q series TV and thought as its Samsung the integration would be a life changing experience! …what bitter disappointment. I have had to add a Google Chrome Cast to be able to control it using voice commands, so don’t expect much from it.
I do use the HDTV SmartThings integration for voice command control. Below is one of my previous posts about the Alexa voice control integration which also works from the Alexa app on my Android devices too so I don’t believe you need an Alexa/Fire TV device. I have the Alexa service and SmartThings connected. I can mute/unmute, change channels and select DTV or HDMI input changes, and so on using Alexa voice commands.
Also, if you have SmartThings devices (Hub, motion sensors, and stuff), the HDTV is now a SmartThings device. So, it can be used in SmartThings Automations. For example, like when the motion sensor in the living room is triggered in the morning, then turn on the HDTV to source TV for over the air so I can watch the morning newscast.
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