Samsung TVs now appearing in Add a Thing in UK

@Pbrain The “Sky/Virgin integration” is called an Harmony Elite remote control…

I have one at home and it works perfectly, controlling all my AV devices with one remote/mobile app.
“Harmony -> Smartthings” integration works pretty well, controlling smarrthings devices from the remote (dim the light automatically when I start the BluRay player) etc… this is a great device.
On the other hands, the “Smartthings -> Harmony” integration is quite limited. “Adding” harmony activities as a “Thing” in the smartthings app only gives you a very limited control (on/off).

Harmony ST and echo are used daily in my house. My wife loves the new touch screen remote. Controlls my whole house and keeps all sonos favorites and cable favorites. I would like to connect to Samsung tv because I don’t like the volume up down integration from harmony…alexa tell harmony to turn volume up. Sounds weird. I’d like to see some other case uses for this jntegration as its true that most people use there cable boxes for most changes but I can see some value here. Although harmony will most likely have the same or similar to offer we’ll see.

Actually, I do have the harmony remote and Hub (and Echo for that matter) and although I have the Harmony integrated with ST…I haven’t yet discovered the merits of doing so.By default I try and pair everything with ST…sometimes to realise it’s actually unnecessary…

Agree, I only paired my ST lights with the Harmony(Harmony -> ST) so that the lights can be controlled for scene set up when I start watching movies etc… There is not much more to it really…
I don’t see the point of having the Harmony activities as a things (ST->Harmony) other than for a Good Night routine where ST switch off all lights and TV/AV if still on (I haven’t tried that as yet).

The app fails to discover my UE48JU7500. I can see my tv in Hubs logs, it pops up as “device:MediaRenderer” and “device:RemoteControlReceiver” with networkAddress:0A00020A ( - my tv ip) and its Mac Address but the App doesn’t find it. I’m very disappointed :frowning:

I am very happy to report that I manage, in the Uk, to connect my 43KU6510 TV to the hub without any problem, first time. The TV is now a thing on my hub and all command work as advertised (at last)…

Excellent stuff, can you get Smartthings notifications on your TV screen?

For the notifications, I haven’t figure how to for now. But when I was connecting the TV a black like with message and button to allow the connection to the hub appeared. This is consistent with the way notifications were displayed in the demo video and CES. Now I just need to find out how I can send a notification to the TV, perhaps via CoRE…

If anyone had any idea ??? Suggestions welcomed…

At least it’s a (big) step in the right direction…

Where abouts are you seeing this?

I can’t even get this far… I think it only supports the K series TV’s

when you go to your HUB page in IDE and click List Events

I will try notification to the TV via CoRE… sounds promising!

It seems to work, see link below

It seems that this is only available on K(KS/KU) 2016 for series 6,7,8,9.

Well, I can perfectly control kodi through Smartthings (there’s a specific thread on that) and I will search for some IFTTT services which might run on my Samsung Smart TV. I am just not very hopeful because the J-series doesn’t run a very flexible operating system, hence apps availability is reduced. Thanks for the swift reply.

I can’t link the TV to ST… I’ve tried everything… Even unplugging the TV, Router and hub as instructed by Support… What can I try?

In order to link your TV with SmartThings, the model of TV has to start with XXKU for example.

Samsung 55KU6402
Samsung 49KU6402
Samsung 40KU6402
Samsung 32KU6402

The number 32/40/49/55 etc in the front of the model represents the number of inches.

sh*t… so no KS8000 like it was advertised in the past?

From what I know, for the moment, the KS series “works” only in America and only with an extra USB dongle. With that dongle the TV became a SmartThings hub.
So you can not link a TV from KS model directly to a ST hub.

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f#ck, f#ck, f#ck, f#ck… I bought this TV specifically because ST told me… but I live in Spain! Not USA…

Go quick the TV back and buy a KU model.

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LOL! I’d do it… if I had a time machine and go back to 11.5 months ago!