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    How to use the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a TV remote

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    Like many of today's new generation Android phones, Samsung's Galaxy S5 is also equipped with an infrared transmitter that allows you to control your TV with ease. You can turn on the CRT, change the volume and even record from the input sources. And with the preloaded Smart Remote app, you can browse your shows and movies from your cable or satellite provider, as well as Netflix. Before starting, you'll need to pair the S5 with your TV and set-top box.




    Here's how:

    To set up Smart Remote on your Galaxy S5:

    Open the Smart Remote app and select your country.

    Please enter your postal code e choose your cable or satellite provider .


    Tap the Customize button to get program suggestions. If you don't want personalized suggestions, press Skip.


    If you choose to personalize the content, select and deselect genres you are interested in or your not like. Press Next when done .

    To organize your favorite sport, select or deselect the sport you follow most and those follow at least.  Press Next to continue.


    Enter your age and gender  intelligently remotely can provide you with a list of shows that people in your age and gender group watch as wellpress Done when done.


    To set Smart Remote as your TV remote:

    Open Smart Remote press the remote control icon in the upper right corner of the screen e press Continue.



    Select the TV brand from the list provided. If the brand is not present press release Show Other brands .

    Touch the power on the screen button to see if the remote control code works with your TV. If it does, press Yes , this code 1 Works . If not, press No , test next code.

    Choose the source from  which channels are received.
    If you are receiving channels from a set-top box, select the manufacturer from provided list.

    Press the on-screen channel button to see if the Smart Remote code works with the set-top box. If it works, press Yes, this code 1 Works . If not, press No, Test Code Next 2 .

    You can now control the set-top box using the Smart Remote application.

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