Control Samsung TVs through Wifi

Is there a way to control Samsung TVs through Wifi?

There are some phone apps that allow you to do this, such as this one: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mytifi-remote-for-samsung-tv/id441912305?mt=8

There are others too, Samsung even has this listed: https://www.samsung.com/us/apps/smart-view-2/

This would be nice to be able to do when you have the same TV in the same room, think a bar setup.

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  • Andrew this depends very much on what kind of Samsung TV model you own. In the older models, you basically have the problem that the TV cannot be turned on via WLAN, that is only possible via IR. Therefore, you have to use for remote control a mixed mode between IR and network control to be able to control most of the Samsung TV models.

     

    For older Samsung models you can have a look at

    https://www.samygo.tv/

    Newer models based on tizen can be controlled via a homeautomation system and websockets or you could write a driver for controlling the tv via websockets. Newer models can also be waked up via WOL.

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  • I have a couple of QN49Q6FN.  They are newer Smart TVs.

    What kind of home automation system, out of curiosity?  To me it would seem like if the brain/remote is connected to Wifi and so are the TVs that it would be possible for the Neeo to control them that way.

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      • Fonzo
      • Fonzo
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      Andrew  I myself use IP-Symcon and Tizen controlled by SymconSamsungTizen data is forwarded to IP-Symcon via IPSymconNEEO.

      Surely the NEEO brain could do that by itself if the brain supports websockets. Only it is not possible for a customer to install any kind of driver directly on the Brain.  Here only NEEO can provide drivers themselves and create a driver that would control the samsung tizen via network. But there is the possibility to write a sdk driver by yourself. The SDK driver is running on an external computer if you do not want to use an existing home automation system.

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      • Andrew
      • Andrew
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      Fonzo Interesting. This is going to take a lot of investigating but you are saying if I install something called IP-Symcon on a computer within the same network, then install the IPSymconNEEO from github I'd be able to intercept commands from the NEEO and direct them to a specific TV using the commands/information from SymconSamsungTizen (Which I am assuming apps like https://itunes.apple.com/gh/app/samremote-remote-samsung-tv/id838579136?mt=8 are doing)?

      And you actually have this working for TVs yourself? What device would you add in NEEO something called IP-Symcon cause it would have to be different than the actual TV, right?

      Fonzo I am not opposed to some automation system, I really just want to be able to control one of the TVs without the other thinking it should be controlled too.  I just don't really know what I am looking for and found those terrible iPhone apps that seem to be able to do what I want.

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      • Fonzo
      • Fonzo
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      Andrew I personally don't own a samsung tizen TV my samsung TV is an older model and is also controlled via network, but the older model it is not possible to power on the TV without IR. 

      If you use a computer you could also use  python to remote control the TV.

      You don't have to add a special device in NEEO you just need an endpoint at the computer or an homeautomation system and add the endpoint to the settings under forward action in the NEEO app. The endpoint for forward action from NEEO can be a simple webserver on a computer or in my case a webhook in a home automation system.

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