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How to Use Galaxy Tab as Remote Control for Samsung Smart TV

Samsung Smart AppSamsung Electronics the worldwide manufacturer of various electronics products. Until now we were just back of Samsung mobile phones but since Galaxy TAB has come many things are possible with it. The Samsung Galaxy Tab can be used as a remote control for the Samsung Smart TV that you have using Wi-Fi.

Galaxy Tab as Remote Control for Samsung Smart TV

All these are possible using the Samsung Smart View-Tab app developed by Samsung Electronics. This app is available for download on Honeycomb powered Samsung Galaxy TAB.

To make your Galaxy Tab as Wi-Fi remote control for Samsung Smart TV both your tablet PC and TV should be connected to the same wireless router and automatically your tablet PC would be linked to your TV where you can use the Galaxy TAB like a remote control. Interesting and its possible. Also one other interesting feature is that with this apps you can enjoy dual view i.e., you can enjoy TV on other multimedia straight from your Galaxy TAB which is connected to Samsung Smart TV and vice versa is also possible of watching your content available on your TV to be watched on Galaxy Tab.

While using Galaxy Tab as a remote control three tabs are provided at the bottom of the screen to help you control the device. The onscreen keyboard would be shown to your automatically on Galaxy TAB whenever there is a need to enter text. Also its possible to play games on TV as well.

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This apps works on Samsung Smart TV for the models greater or equal to LED 7000, PDP 8000 and it works only on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Samsung Smart View-Tab Downloads

The Samsung Smart View-Tab app can be directly downloaded on to your Galaxy TAB that you have. You just need to visit Android Apps Labs and click on Install or point your Bar code reader app to bar code present on the site.



  1. Joyce

    May 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm


    We just purchased the 7000TV which comes with a qwerty remote; however, I was told yesterday that it is not a universal remote. You use this remote when using the Smart Hub and/or searching the Web, but you use the remote that came with the TV for actual TV functions. THAT was another surprise to us and, again, very disappointing and frustrating with Samsung.

    Good luck!

  2. susie blueyes

    March 20, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Will tablet just show what is already available with standard remote or is it more like the more user friendly qwerty remote? I am debating on the two and really hate the current way of entering informatiion via the remote. It is antiquated, cheap, and NOT user friendly at all! I love my Samsung Smart TV, just hate the outdated remote that came with it.

  3. mike lugg

    March 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Great. But nowhere can I find how to connect the 7000TV and the 10.1 tab to the same wireless router!!!!!!
    Is there an idiot’s guide anywhere for people like me who have spent a lot on Samsung products but cnnot find simple instructions on how to make them work together.



    • Melissa

      April 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      I’m with you Mike. One thing I am finding about Samsung is lack of support. All I want to do is connect my tab to my Samsung PC to watch movies/tv. There is no mention of anything in the manual. Not happy Samsung.

    • Joyce

      May 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Mike, I am also very frustrated and disappointed with Samsung in this regard. We have had the 7000TV for two weeks and already had the 8.9 Tab (which I just read IS capable of doing this). I have spent MANY hours attempting to connect the TV and Tab so I can watch live TV on my Tab. This is a feature which sold me and my husband on this particular TV, yet NO one knows how to make it happen. It sure looks simple on the beautiful Samsung display in the store. None of the sales people (one of whom was at our house for 1 1/2 hrs yesterday), the Geek Squad guys (who was here ALL day last Monday), NOR Samsung live chat (online) or on the phone (I was on the phone for over an hour with them and transferred to SIX people) know how to do this. They typically end with telling me that isn’t a feature that can be done; however, they sure are selling it in the stores as a feature. I don’t know about you, but I’m not done with Samsung about this. Please let me know if you figure out how to do this.

    • Charley

      June 8, 2013 at 5:21 am

      Hey guys… just use it through the blue tooth connector via the TV directly… working fine with me

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