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[App] Samsung Smart TV by Casper Boone - main discussion topic

edited November 30 in Apps
Hi guys,
I'm looking for a new maintainer (to replace me) for this project.
More details here: https://github.com/casperboone/homey-samsung-smart-tv/issues/13.

Samsung Smart TV by Casper Boone - main discussion topic

Main discussion topic to centralize all Questions, Answers and Information around the Samsung Smart TV by Casper Boone



Links and information:

Athom Homey apps store: https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.casperboone.samsungtv
Code repository: https://github.com/casperboone/homey-samsung-smart-tv

Issue resolution and feature requests:

In order to keep track of issues and feature requests for the app, please enter them at:
https://github.com/casperboone/homey-samsung-smart-tv/issues


App contribution and co-development:

TBD

Samsung Smart TV - Frequently Asked Questions

to be done...

Which devices are supported by the Samsung Smart TV app:

Unfortunately Samsung has no uniform way of communication with their Smart TVs. Below are the expected supported models per year. See the list and explanation in the App description 

  • 2011 (D series) or earlier (Unknown )
  • 2012 (E(S/H) series)
  • 2013 (F series)
  • 2014 (H series)

   Not supported:  2015 (J/K series) or newer. Samsung TVs now run on Tizen which is for now outside the scope of this app.

What is the changelog of the App:

The changelog of the app is not actively maintained, please look at the Commits at Github: https://github.com/casperboone/homey-samsung-smart-tv/commits/master


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  • oliveolive Member
    edited November 30
    Mod break: merged old Samsung TV App topic into new main discussion topic to keep history

    Hi All

    Is anybody working on a samsung tv app?
  • bvdbosbvdbos Moderator, Backer - Geek Edition
    https://trello.com/b/aYBmd9Ru/athom-s-public-timeline-for-homey
    states it's a community-app so don't expect something from Athom anytime soon.
    Casperboone was working on it 12 days ago:
    https://github.com/casperboone/homey-samsung-smart-tv

  • fuzzybearfuzzybear Member
    edited May 2016
    Could this:

    https://www.npmjs.com/package/samsung-remote

    Be used with homey to help create an app?
  • casperboonecasperboone Member
    edited May 2016
    fuzzybear said:
    Could this:

    https://www.npmjs.com/package/samsung-remote

    Be used with homey to help create an app?
    Used (an edited) version of this indeed. But unfortunately, it's not enough. I have to communicate with the Samsung TV's in literally 4 different ways to get (and set) all the information needed. Samsung provides no or very poor documentation, so I inspected the network traffic of the mobile app to some reverse engineering. They have really done all kinds of crazy stuff, the list of channels is for instance only available in a DAT file that uses some custom encoding. If you're interested in my findings, check https://github.com/casperboone/homey-samsung-smart-tv/blob/master/samsung.md.
  • Samsung has an horrible api with authentication.
  • Samsung has an horrible api with authentication.
    Maybe for a different model, authentication wasn't actually an issue in my case. You just have to accept the incoming connections on your TV.
  • What kind of model tv do you have?

  • caspercasper Member
    What kind of model tv do you have?

    UE46F6500, 2013

    Switched back to my old forum account.
  • I wouldnt mind to test! (UE40HU6900S and UE43J5600AW)
  • caspercasper Member
    edited May 2016
    Taxandria said:
    I wouldnt mind to test! (UE40HU6900S and UE43J5600AW)
    Great! It is not ready for testing yet, but please send me a message on the Athom Community Slack (username: casper).
  • posthokposthok Member
    Looking forward to test this. (UE55D8000)
  • caspercasper Member
    posthok said:
    Looking forward to test this. (UE55D8000)
    I sort of 'completed' the code this evening, so just send me a message on Slack if you still want to test the app.
  • posthokposthok Member
    Lookin forward to this
  • @casper

    would this app allso work with the UE55HU8500L ?

  • woeiwoei Member
    @posthok really curious about your findings! I have a D8000 as well if I am not mistaken. (46" though ;-/)
  • Would this app also work with the UE58H5203AW?
  • posthokposthok Member
    edited May 2016
    Just installed it but sadly I get the following message: TV on 192.168.1.109 was not found or is not compatible.
    Samsung UE55D8000 (2011)
  • caspercasper Member
    Hi guys,

    Not sure yet on which models the app will (eventually) work. Samsung is really inconsistent with, well, everything actually. So probably you will just have to try it when it's released.

    At the moment there are two people testing my app. In both cases, the app does not work correctly, so apparently I still have some nice debugging to do.

  • caspercasper Member
    edited May 2016
    posthok said:
    Just installed it but sadly I get the following message: TV on 192.168.1.109 was not found or is not compatible.
    Samsung UE55D8000 (2011)
    This does not necessarily mean that your tv is not compatible (at the moment), there can be a lot of other thing causing this message. Currently I'm keeping the test closed to a really small group, but as soon as it 'kind of' works, I will post an update here and support more beta testers.

    In case someone thinks 'Hey, how did posthok install the app already when he is not in the closed test group?', it is publicly available on GitHub, just not offering support yet to more testers .
  • woeiwoei Member
    I'm really curious to hear if any progress is being made on this! :-)
  • Any progress making the samsung app?  ;)
  • WeezulWeezul Member
    How about today? :)
  • casperboonecasperboone Member
    edited June 2016
    Making slow progress, but quite busy with other things atm. Will probably continue it next week.

    It's working great for my 2013 model, but some of the functionality is currently not working for 2012 or 2014 models (I believe all models >= 2015 run on Tizen, so they will not be supported).

    Hm.. Used the wrong forum account again, why cant you delete accounts..
  • I think their api changed from 2012-2013
  • Yeah they implemented a secured API with some sort of pairing process. Have tried to find more information regarding it on internet but so far just some closed-source android/apple apps that work with the TV and one wacky windows command line thing without source.
  • caspercasper Member
    Yeah they implemented a secured API with some sort of pairing process. Have tried to find more information regarding it on internet but so far just some closed-source android/apple apps that work with the TV and one wacky windows command line thing without source.

    In the 2014 model, right?

    By the way, does anyone have a 2013 model? Curious about results from others on that model.
  • Samsung UE55D8000YS 2011 on my wall
  • Just got my UN55F7100AFXZC yesterday! I will try and see if it works tonight when I get home.
  • oliveolive Member
    posthok said:
    Samsung UE55D8000YS 2011 on my wall
    Same model here ☺
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