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Samsung SmartTV App

Samsung SmartTV app

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Check for support

You can check if your TV is supported by accessing the following link, with the IP address for your TV:

http://"TV IP address":8001/api/v2/

You should get a response with information about your TV.

For TVs from 2014 and 2015, you can check this link:

http://"TV IP address":8001/ms/1.0/

Se the “Samsung (encrypted)” device.

Older Samsung TVs before 2014 might also work. See the “Samsung (legacy)” device.

Install

To install the device, the TV(s) must be turned on and on the same network as the Homey.

Searching for the TV(s) might take up to 30 seconds. If the TV is not found, the IP address can be set manually.

To be able to turn the TV on, it must support wake-on-lan / wake-on-wireless.

Device: Samsung

For newer 2016+ TVs, that respond to http://TV-IP-ADDRESS:8001/api/v2/

It is possible to select ‘Secure connection’ in ‘Advanced settings’ if the authorization with the TV failed for some reason. ‘Secure connection’ is only necessary for newer (2018+) models.

Triggers

  • TV turned on
  • TV turned off

Conditions

  • Is on / off
  • Is app running

Actions

  • Turn on
  • Turn off
  • Toggle on or off
  • Mute the volume
  • Unmute the volume
  • Turn the volume up
  • Turn the volume down
  • One channel up
  • One channel down
  • Change channel
  • Launch app
  • Launch video on YouTube
  • Launch browser
  • Send key
  • Send list of keys

Device: Samsung (encrypted)

For H, HU, J, JU and JS models, from 2014 and 2015, that respond to http://TV-IP-ADDRESS:8001/ms/1.0/

Triggers

  • TV turned on
  • TV turned off

Conditions

  • Is on / off
  • Is app running (J/JU/JS-models)

Actions

  • Turn on
  • Turn off
  • Toggle on or off
  • Mute the volume
  • Unmute the volume
  • Turn the volume up
  • Turn the volume down
  • One channel up
  • One channel down
  • Change channel
  • Launch app (J/JU/JS-models)
  • Launch video on YouTube (J/JU/JS-models)
  • Send key
  • Send list of keys

Device: Samsung (legacy)

For older TVs before 2014, that respond to port 55000.

Triggers

  • TV turned on
  • TV turned off

Conditions

  • Is on / off

Actions

  • Turn on
  • Turn off
  • Toggle on or off
  • Mute the volume
  • Unmute the volume
  • Turn the volume up
  • Turn the volume down
  • One channel up
  • One channel down
  • Change channel
  • Send key
  • Send list of keys

Details about actions:

Change channel

The ‘Change channel’ action will send a list of number-keys for the channel number, and finally the ‘Enter’-key. The default delay between each key is 1250 ms, but this can be changed in ‘Advanced settings’.

Example: switch to channel ‘123’:

Will send this list of keys: ‘Key 1’, ‘Key 2’, ‘Key 3’, ‘Enter’.

Send list of keys

With the ‘Send list of keys’ action it is possible to send a list of keys, with a short delay between each key. The default delay between each key is 100 ms, but this can be changed in ‘Advanced settings’. If the delay is too low, the TV might not respond.

For the list of keys, see here.

To send the same key several times, add a *X after the key, where X is the number of times for the key. To add an extra delay before the next key, just add a number between 1 - 9999. The number is milliseconds.

Example: Send ‘Home’, ‘Left’ and ‘Enter’:

KEY_HOME,KEY_LEFT,KEY_ENTER

Example: Set the aspect ratio, increase the volume 10 times, wait 2.5 seconds (2500 ms) and then press play:

KEY_16_9,KEY_VOLUP*10,2500,KEY_PLAY

Launch video on YouTube

To use the ‘Launch video on YouTube’ action, the YouTube video id must be provided, which is a 11 character long string. The video id for this link on YouTube:

https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqz-KE-bpKQ

is aqz-KE-bpKQ

Details about Advanced settings:

IP address

The IP address of the TV.

Can be updated manually if the TV was not found or if the IP address of the TV has changed.

For the “Samsung (encrypted)” - device, it is not possible to change the IP address.

Secure connection (Samsung)

Used to enable a secure connection to the TV. Normally this is set correctly when adding the device.

Frame TV support

To be able to turn off ‘The Frame’, enable this.

Polling interval for TV status

Interval between each time the status of the TV (on / off) is checked, in seconds.

A value lower than 10 seconds will disable the polling.

Delay between keys

The delay in milliseconds between each key is sent, for the ‘Send list of keys’ - action.

Default is 100 ms.

If the value is too low, some or all of the commands might be ignored by the TV.

Delay between channel keys

The delay in milliseconds between each key is sent, for the ‘Change channel’ - action.

Default is 1250 ms.

Feedback:

Please report issues at the issues section on Github.

Acknowledgements:

Thanks to https://github.com/natalan/samsung-remote for solution to support older Samsung TVs.

Thanks to https://github.com/tavicu/homebridge-samsung-tizen for solution to pair with newer Samsung TVs.

Thanks to https://github.com/tdudek/samsung-remote-models-2014-and-newer and https://github.com/kkapitan/homebridge-homesung for solution to pair with H, HU, J, JU and JS models.

Disclaimer

Use at your own risk. I accept no responsibility for any damages caused by using this app.

Release Notes:

1.6.0

  • Added ‘Is app running’ condition (Sansung encrypted)
  • Added ‘Launch app’ action (Sansung encrypted)
  • Added ‘Launch video on YouTube’ action (Sansung encrypted)
  • Set min and max for polling interval, issue #16.

1.5.0

  • Support turn off for Samsung The Frame

1.4.0

  • Added ‘Power on/off is in progress’ condition (all devices)
  • Changed the order of the volume and channel keys (all devices, need to reinstall the device for this to work)
  • Added ‘Polling interval for TV status (s)’ in Advanced settings (all device)
  • Added screen to manually set IP address (Samsung encrypted)

1.3.0

  • Support for H, HU, J, JU and JS models.

1.2.0

  • Faster communication with the TV by keeping the socket open for a while (Samsung)
  • Action to change channel (Samsung and Samsung legacy)
  • Action to send a list of keys (Samsung and Samsung legacy)

1.1.0

  • Fixed ‘Samsung (legacy)’ device

1.0.5

  • Minor bugfixes

1.0.4

  • Separate device for older Samsung TVs
  • Fixes for newer Samsung TVs

1.0.3

  • Improved logic for on / off
  • Fixes for newer Samsung TVs

1.0.2

  • Added ‘Launch video on YouTube’ action
  • Refresh list of applications every 5 minutes

1.0.1

  • Autocomplete for keys

1.0.0

  • Initial version
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Awesome! Gonna try it as soon as it hits the app store.

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Wow, you’ve made my day, thank you Sir and don’t forget to post a link with your PayPal account!
Can’t wait to test it.

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Thanks for releasing the app!

It can find my TV, but I’m getting this error:

Any idea?

Same here. Send you A pm

Seems that you two have newer TVs that are not supported yet. Can you send me the result from http://" TV IP address ":8001/api/v2/ ? That will help.

Will try to fix this fast.

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Is this enough?

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Realy nice!
Does it support wake-on-lan if the TV are wired?

Yes, it does wake-on-lan … and over WIFI also… But I have not tested that.

Need help from you to test… because I only have one Samsung…

My tv also cant be controlled.
Adding the tv to homey is no problem, everything is fine so far.
But i cant control it.
I even put the tv in developer mode with homey’s ip als controller.(link)

id “uuid:f58a5776-d5a4-45db-9094-e04abfc4d876”
name “[TV] UE55JU7000”
version “2.0.25”
device
type “Samsung SmartTV”
duid “uuid:f58a5776-d5a4-45db-9094-e04abfc4d876”
model “15_HAWKM_UHD”
modelName “UE55JU7000”
description “Samsung DTV RCR”
networkType “wired”
ssid “”
ip “192.168.178.113”
firmwareVersion “Unknown”
name “[TV] UE55JU7000”
id “uuid:f58a5776-d5a4-45db-9094-e04abfc4d876”
udn “uuid:f58a5776-d5a4-45db-9094-e04abfc4d876”
resolution “1920x1080”
countryCode “NL”
msfVersion “2.0.25”
smartHubAgreement “true”
wifiMac “fc:8f:90:d6:4d:39”
* developerMode
* developerIP
type “Samsung SmartTV”
uri http://192.168.178.113:8001/api/v2/

Im already happy someone is taking some effort into making homey work with samsung tv’s.
So i hope the log helps.
If you need more info, just ask.

Can you send me the response from http://192.168.178.113:8001/api/v2/ ?

Works great on KS7000. Can also wake my TV on wifi! One thing to note though: when I have a Flow with “turn on” as a card, while the TV is already on, it will actually turn it off. Reverse is also the case, I tested that as well. The TV actually turns on when a flow has “turn off” while the TV already is off. Maybe you can fix this?

I have created a solution by creating and linking a seprate flow to that flow where I add a condition “when tv is off” then “turn on”. Works great this way, but would save some flows if it could be fixed :smile:!

Hi,

In v. 1.0.3 that have been fixed. It will not be possible to turn on, if it’s already on. And vice versa.

The process of turning on / off takes some time, and it will not be possible to turn on / off again before the app sees that the TV is actually on / off.

The app will get a response from http://"TV IP address":8001/api/v2/ for a while after the TV is turned off. On my TV that takes around 20 seconds. So you will have to wait for around 20 - 30 seconds before you can turn the TV back on, after turning it off.

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unfortunatly it looks like my smart Samsung tv is to old (about 5 years).
The tv is recognize by the app but can not connect to the IP (red triangle in the device symbol) also not after adding the IP by hand :flushed::disappointed_relieved:

The http://ip adress:8001/api/v2/ is also not responding

It might be possible to support older Samsungs also. But the community help with testing … since I only have one Samsungs myself… :slight_smile:

Can you try to access this link, with the correct IP address for your TV:

http://<TV IP address:55000/

and see if you get a response ?

I will try tonight when I’m home.
Thanks for the support

@Marcel_Visser @Aart_Hardeman .

V. 1.0.3 in app store now. Can you please test ?

The error message is gone. But I’m at work now. Will test it tonight! Thanks for trying to sove it!

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You will have to re-add the Samsung device before you test.

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Re added and tested.
I get always the text below. Even when switched off in the tv settings.