Can Google Home turn on Samsung TV?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

Google Home can turn on a Samsung TV if it is a newer model from 2018 or later. This is made possible through the integration of Google Assistant with Samsung Smart TVs. By connecting your Samsung TV to Google Home, you can use voice commands to control various functions of your TV.

To get started, make sure you have a Google Home device, such as a Google Nest Mini or a smartphone with the Google Assistant app installed. Also, check if your Samsung TV is a compatible model from 2018 or newer.

Here are the steps to connect your Samsung TV to Google Home:

1. Ensure that your Samsung TV and Google Home device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
2. Open the Google Home app on your smartphone.
3. Tap on the “+” icon to add a new device.
4. Select “Set up device” and choose “Have something already set up?”
5. Search for and select “Samsung Smart TV” from the list of compatible devices.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your Samsung account and grant permissions.
7. Once the setup is complete, you can start using voice commands to control your Samsung TV.

Now, you can use voice commands to turn on your Samsung TV. Simply say “Hey Google, turn on my TV” or “Hey Google, power on my TV” to activate your TV. This command will be sent from your Google Home device to your Samsung TV through the connected Google Assistant.

It’s important to note that not all Samsung TVs are compatible with Google Home. Only models from 2018 or newer with built-in support for Google Assistant can be connected. If your Samsung TV is an older model, it may not have the necessary software or hardware to work with Google Home.

In addition to turning on your TV, you can control various other functions using Google Home and Google Assistant. You can adjust the volume, change channels, switch inputs, and even launch specific apps on your Samsung TV using voice commands. Simply say things like “Hey Google, change the channel to ESPN” or “Hey Google, launch Netflix on my TV” to control your Samsung TV.

Connecting your Samsung TV to Google Home provides a convenient and hands-free way to control your TV using voice commands. It eliminates the need for a remote control and allows for a more seamless smart home experience.