In the app, select the Devices button from the menu at the bottom of the home screen. Once you’ve found the device and paired your phone to the TV, select the Samsung Smart TV and use the toggle button next to its name to enable its use as a smart device. Make sure that you log in to both apps with the same account information you used for your TV’s Samsung account and your Echo’s Amazon account.
To me, this is another opportunity for Apple to flex its device integration prowess. With features like Handoff, one of the top-selling points of Apple products to many users is the ecosystem – yet a media control feature like this is seemingly an area where Google has a leg-up. For Apple, one hindrance to rolling out such a feature is integration of all of the respective media applications. While the company has a basis for this with its TV app, it still hasn’t locked down the biggest streaming service of them all – Netflix. The lack of Netflix integration in the TV app is puzzling to me, especially when Netflix is supported for Google Home’s Chromecast control feature. Choose whether or not you want to receive future emails related to your devices by tapping Sign up or No, thanks. Then, choose the video services you would like to add to improve your streaming experience.
That can offer additional cost savings if you’re on a fixed budget. You can play music with either a free or paid subscription with a service like Spotify or Pandora. You can stream Amazon Music free if you have a Prime membership. First, you’ll connect the smart speaker to your mode of setup. The Echo Show does a lot of everyday tasks already enabled out-of-the-box.
Once paired, plug the wireless receiver into the Samsung TV to navigate the Steam Link application. If you do not see the app in the Samsung Smart Hub it is likely that you have an older TV model, or you might be located in one of the countries where the app hasn’t been released. Optical out socket on the LG TV is the only audio that works, but there’s only one on my LG TV and that goes to my soundbar.
Although its screen has a resolution of just 960×480 pixels , we didn’t find ourselves wishing for something sharper. The screen auto-dims when you turn out the lights, mimicking an unobtrusive vintage glow-in-the-dark clock.