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Samsung smart tv app. Possible to install the old app?


#1

Hallo people,

My girlfriend has bought an Homey and she is very happy with it! One disapointment; There is no samsung smart tv app!(!!!)

Why? It is such a big brand!

I have seen this:

That there was an app, but it’s not maintained anymore… However, is it possible to install it on the latest stable version of homey somehow? I don’t know why it has been removed from the appstore…


#2

did you also check the App Store??
https://apps.athom.com/app/com.samsung.ir


#3

Yes I did. But that’s the infra red app. And not reliable. I like to use it with wifi function.


#4

Yeah, and there are also 1000+ other big brands.

Athom is just a small team, they can’t build everything themselves.
As it was made by a consumer like yourself they (the main developer) can make the choice to remove it from the appstore for whatever (good) reason they might have themselves and athom needs to comply with that.

Or there are multiple other reasons an app can be removed from te appstore.
For example, a bad memory leak that makes your homey unbearably slow and it is just not maintained by that (community) developer so it is best to remove it as that is useally the easiest way (and best for the end user) if no one has the time to dig through someone else’s code to try and fix it (that can take a lot of time)

If you really want to know why it was removed you will have to ask athom via their support line (support@athom.com) as they are not actively following this community forum.


#5

You could buy a logitech harmony, theres a app for that.
It will cost a bit but then you have the functionality that you want.

greetings, Herman


#6

Good idea with the Harmony, though I agree it was very disapointing to see the Samsung TV was not supported directly. It was the first thing I wanted to try out, and it took some time to figure why it is not. Made me put the homey away for 8 months. Just turned it on again to see if there was any news on the subject, but seems not.

Anyway, Samsung is a major brand and finding it not supported only makes you wonder how much other stuff is not supported. I think I swa the Samsung WiFi connection promoted on their home page as well…


#7

Hi,

I have made a first version of a Samsung SmartTV app. Just in Github yet, but hope Athom will approve it for app store.

Not sure how many newer Samsung - TVs that are supported though…


#8

OMG! That’s awesome news! Thanks a lot for sharing this in this topic!

So it’s waiting now for Athom to approve this? Any idea how long that can take?

Cheers


#9

Thanks. Would be great!


#10

I hope it will be in next week.

You can check if your TV is supported by finding the IP address for your TV, and then access this link… with your IP address:

http://“TV ip address”:8001/api/v2/

And you should get a response with info about your TV.


#11

Thanks.

I try to enter http://192.168.2.17:8001/api/v2 on my mobile phone. Above is the IP address of my TV. But I’m only getting:

<html><body>404</body></html>

That’s not good I think…

I’m having an Samsung 55NU80000 TV (2018)

Maybe it is because homey is on 2.4Ghz and my TV on 5Ghz?


#12

Think you need a slash on the end of the url:

http://192.168.2.17:8001/api/v2/


#13

You’re right! Now I get some information so I’m good! Thanks!


#14

@balmli Hi
Any updates on the app for samsung?

I havent bought the Homey yet but if the app for samsungs is live and works it would be a deal breaker for me :slight_smile:


#15

Hi and welcome!

The app is working fine allready, so, what are you hoping for exactly?


#16

@balmli I’ve responded on git hub as well, a while ago but I still hav a problem
I have a UE40JU6000WXXN (2018) it responds very quickly to
http://192.168.2.24:8001/api/v2/ It returns a summary of Json info about the TV.

When i put some TV-commands in a Flow, for example: sendkey 1, or mute …
In Homey everything is working fine with green checkmarks on the action cards but on the TV nothing happens…

Diagnostic report: 490bb2c3-1db7-43c4-a11b-9b37c573991f
what am i doing wrong, anyway you can assist?

grtz
Menne


#17

Hi

Well that it works and not have errors like Menne_Talsna is having :slight_smile:


#18

Yes, the app works, but there is a class of Samsung TVs that is not supported.

If you provide the model of your TV here, we will try to help you.


#19

Hi,

The log looks good. I think you have a 2015 UHD BTW.

We’ll have to investigate further to find out why the TV does not respond.


#20

Off course you’re right it’s a 2015 model… Typo :wink:

I’ve ruled out network or router issues (i think) 'cus I Installled a legacy device for my old Samsung-UE37D6320 and that works!! So the app works!!:grinning:, it provides communication over my network…

Sio i guess it’s the TV then… :frowning: