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How To Use WatchON On Samsung Galaxy S4
How To Use WatchON On Samsung Galaxy S4

Learn how to use WatchON on your Samsung Galaxy S4. With the WatchON application, you can use your phone as a remote control for your TV.

Note: Before initiating use, verify you have an active Internet connection available (either mobile network or Wi-Fi connection).

Note: Before beginning your initial WatchON application setup, confirm your TV is turned off.

Initial Configuration

  • Sign into your Samsung account.

From the Home screen, tap Apps > WatchON icon.

Note: If you are not connected to an active Wi-Fi, you may be prompted to continue the set up process via a mobile network. Click Connect to proceed.

  • Select your desired country for your TV Guide's source listing and tap Next.

Enter your current zip code and tap Done. This zip code must correspond to the location of your desired TV and set top box.

From the Find your TV service screen, select a service provider from the available channel listing.

From the Choose your TV Brand screen, tap your TV's manufacturer name.

  • If you have a brand of TV not listed or you are using a projector, select from one of the following two options. Choose from either Other TV Brands or I Have a Projector.

Aim your device at the TV and tap (Power) to confirm the set up process completed successfully and the correct TV IR codes were selected.

Note: The process of the initial TV activation can take up to 10 seconds. Please do not press the button again.

If the TV turned on, tap Yes.

or

If the TV did not turn on after tapping (Power) and waiting 10 seconds, tap No or Retry.

From the Choose Your TV Tuner screen, select the entry that corresponds to your current channel control method:

  • Cable/Satellite/STB/PVR/DVR: selected when changing channels is done via a receiver box. Channels are not changed via the TV remote but rather through the receiver/box.
  • My xxx TV: selected when a signal is fed directly into the TV and no box is used. Channels are changed directly on the TV by using the TV remote and not a box's remote.

Note: Try matching your current channel selection method.

  • Select the Satellite Box Brand from the available list. For example, DirectTV®.
  • If your brand does not appear in the list, tap Other Satellite Box Brands and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: You must configure your set top box for IR communication with your device. If you do not select More Info.. below and follow the on-screen instructions you may not be able to properly use the application.

  • When prompted to Enable IR, tap More Info.. to learn how to configure your set top box to receive and respond to IR controls.
  • Only after completing the IR setup process and programming your box, press Back button.

Note: This IR programming of your set top box is a one-time process and once successful should not need to be repeated.

  • If prompted to personalize your experience, follow the on-screen instructions.

Using WatchON

To change channels:

Sign into your Samsung account.

From the Home screen, tap Apps > WatchON icon.

From the top of the main screen, tap (Remote Control) icon. This launches an on-screen set of remote control tabs. Choose from one of the following:

  • Easy remote: provides the most common used control features. Scroll down to view additional functions.
  • [Set top box]: displays customized control specific to your configured set top box. Ex: satellite dish remote control functions.
  • TV: provides access to control functions specific to your TV.

From the top of the main screen tap (Select Room) icon to choose from different receivers/boxes in different rooms. (Example: Living Room box, Bedroom box, etc.).

Press Back button to return to the main menu.

Locating your favorite programming:

  • Sign into your Samsung account.
  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > WatchON icon.
  • From the main screen Tap (Combined View) icon to reveal available media categories.
  • Select an available category.
  • or
  • Tap Guide to display on your TV an on-screen listing of available set top box shows.

WatchOn Settings

From the Home screen, tap Apps > WatchON .

Press Menu key and then select an available on-screen option:

  • Change Room: allows you to select a previously configured room.
  • Settings: provides access to the Samsung WatchOn settings menu.
  • Help: displays on-screen help information.
  • About: displays on-screen information about the application.

Personalize WatchON

You can personalize your application to do things such as show content only from your selected media categories, or add an additional room's set top box.

To configure your Just for you settings:

  • The Just for you option displays available content matching your activated media categories. These categories can be configured during your initial set up or at any later time.
  • Sign into your Samsung account.
  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > WatchON icon.
  • From the main screen Tap (Combined View)icon > Just for you.
  • From the On TV tab, press Menu key and then select Settings.
  • Access parameters such as Basic info, Genres and Sports to then configure and enable those parameters you would like to show in the Just for you tab.

To add a new room:

  • Your device can be used to control boxes/receivers from several rooms. You could go from controlling your set top box in your living room and then move into your bedroom to do the same.
  • Sign into your Samsung account.
  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > WatchON icon.
  • From the On TV tab, press Menu key and then select Settings > Add room.
  • Name the new room and tap Next.
  • Enter your current zip code and tap Done. This zip code must correspond to the location of your desired TV and set top box.

Follow the above steps starting to complete the process.