Samsung Smart View
Samsung Smart View review
Samsung Smart View review
The Samsung Smart View is a perfect for your Samsung Smart TV and the Frame TV. It allows you to view television on your phone without interrupting the show on the TV. Also, it lets you view the multimedia you have stored on your smartphone or tablet on your TV. Read on to learn more about this app.
The interface of the app is elegant with all the features just a click away. It takes on a metallic grey theme, which is popular with other Samsung apps. The company recently updated the UI so that it is the same across all devices.
The app comes with some pretty awesome features. They include:
- Watching TV on your phone;
The app allows dual viewership of the TV. You can launch your favorite TV program without interrupting the TV. You can even enjoy TV channels when the TV is off.
- Compatible with smartphone multimedia;
Do you store music and video files on your phone or tablet? With this app, you can instantly play these files on your smart TV.
- Remote control for your TV;
The app can act as a remote control for your TV. Therefore, you can change the channel, adjust the volume and browse the internet among many other things. So, you need not worry when you cannot find your remote.
- Art mode;
The app comes with an art mode navigation and settings menu. This feature helps Frame TV users to customize photo clips and other forms of art.
- Game controller.
The app can link games saved on the TV to your phone. To add more fun, Samsung has recently added the game controller feature to the Smart View app.
For anyone tech-savvy enough to operate a smartphone, the app is pretty easy to use. The first step is installing the app on your device. It is available in Samsung Galaxy Apps, Play Store, and App Store. After launching the app, you will be taken through a series of setup steps which only require your understanding of language.
For the app to work, both the mobile device and the smart TV have to be connected to the same network. For TV models later than 2013, you are required to input a 4-digit pin displayed on the screen for the app to connect to the TV.
To get started, you need to be using at least Android 4.1 or iOS 7.0 or later. The app is compatible with the following Samsung Smart TVs:
- 2017: ULS003U;
- 2016: K4300, K5300 and above;
- 2015: J4500 and above (except J6203);
- 2014: H4500 and above (except H6003, H6103, H6153, H6201, and H6203);
- 2013: LED F4500 and above (except F9000, PDP F5500 and above);
- 2012: LED ES7500, PDP E8000 and above;
- 2011: LED D7000, PDP D8000 and above.
Smart TVs have great features, especially those from Samsung. And since they can be connected to the internet, why shouldn’t they be compatible with smartphones? This app introduces compatibility between your mobile device and your TV. It makes sharing media to your TV and viewing TV on your phone a breeze. And you get to use the app regardless of whether you are using a Samsung smartphone or not.
The app performs the functions it was built for. Considering the improvements Samsung has made to the app since its release in early 2017, the app will only become better in the future.
- Quick navigation as your phone is always in your hand
- Dual view of the TV
- Allows playing phone multimedia on your TV
- Supported TV versions may vary by region