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Voice Control Remote

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Garfoid79
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Hi

Can I add a voice control remote to work with my UE55DU7100KXXU TV?

If so, does it need to be an official Samsung one or would one advertised as Samsung compatible on Amazon work?

TIA
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Ethaniel-UK
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Yes, you can add a voice control remote to your UE55DU7100KXXU TV. This Samsung model is equipped to work with voice control remotes, allowing for a more convenient and hands-free experience.

### **Options for Voice Control Remotes**

1. **Official Samsung Voice Control Remotes**:
- **Compatibility**: Samsung’s official remotes, like the Samsung Smart Remote, are designed to work seamlessly with your TV.
- **Features**: These remotes usually include features like dedicated buttons for quick access to voice assistants (Bixby, Google Assistant, or Alexa), quick access buttons for apps, and intuitive layouts.
- **Support**: Using an official Samsung remote ensures full compatibility, firmware updates, and support from Samsung if issues arise.

2. **Third-Party Voice Control Remotes**:
- **Compatibility**: Many third-party remotes advertised as "Samsung compatible" on platforms like Amazon should work with your TV. These remotes often mimic the functionality of official Samsung remotes and can provide similar features.
- **Cost**: These remotes can be more cost-effective compared to official ones.
- **Features**: Check product reviews and descriptions to ensure that they support the same voice control features and that they are compatible with your TV model.

### **Key Considerations**

- **Infrared (IR) vs. Bluetooth**: Ensure that the remote uses Bluetooth if your TV supports it, as it offers better responsiveness and doesn’t require line-of-sight. Your UE55DU7100KXXU likely supports Bluetooth remotes.
- **Compatibility**: Verify compatibility with your specific TV model. Compatibility information is usually provided in the product description or in customer reviews.
- **Voice Assistant Integration**: Ensure the remote supports the voice assistant you use, whether it's Samsung’s Bixby, Google Assistant, or Alexa.

### **Installation and Setup**

1. **Pairing the Remote**:
- **Official Remotes**: Typically, you can pair an official Samsung remote by pointing it at the TV and pressing and holding the "Return" and "Play/Pause" buttons simultaneously for a few seconds until the TV displays a message confirming the pairing.
- **Third-Party Remotes**: Follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer. These usually involve a similar process of pairing via Bluetooth or using an IR signal.

2. **Configuring Voice Assistant**:
- **Access Settings**: Navigate to your TV's settings menu and look for voice assistant or remote settings.
- **Select Voice Assistant**: Choose your preferred voice assistant and follow on-screen prompts to set it up.

### **Recommendations**

- **Official Samsung Smart Remote**: This remote is specifically designed for Samsung Smart TVs and offers full functionality and compatibility.
- **Third-Party Options**: Look for remotes from reputable brands or with high ratings on platforms like Amazon. Brands like Sofabaton and One For All often have good reviews.

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AndrewL
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@Garfoid79: This model comes with a built-in voice assistant feature, allowing you to speak commands into your Smart Remote via the microphone button. To set this up, please follow the steps below. 

Home > Settings > All Settings > General & Privacy > Voice > Voice Assistant > Select which voice assistant you would like to help you control your TV (Bixby or Amazon Alexa). 

For further guidance, please take a look at page 176 of the user manual by following the link below. 

https://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/202405/20240515150714001/BN81-25561C-300_EUG_ROPDVBEUD...

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Garfoid79
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Thank you. That's great. Would a Solarcell remote work?
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Garfoid79
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Great, thank you. Didn't come with remote with voice button so will buy one. Like the look of the Solarcell one.