When you want to switch channels but you can’t find your Samsung TV remote control is frustrating. To have the capability to control your Samsung TV through a Samsung remote app on your iPhone would be a godsend for that very moment.
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ControlMeister universal remote app for Samsung Smart TVs offers full remote functionality. You can replace your old Samsung remote control with this Samsung remote app and start controlling your channels, volume, menus, apps, and navigation. The best news of all is that you can download the app immediately for free on the iTunes App Store!
Another great feature of the Samsung remote app is the touchpad function. It can be used as your new Samsung TV keyboard to control the TV web browser, apps, and menu settings, so you don’t have to scroll through letters when navigating the menu or apps. Also, the keyboard automatically pops up when necessary so you don’t need to think about this. You can stay focused and enjoy your TV shows.
ControlMeister Samsung TV remote app works on any Samsung Smart TVs from 2012 models and newer. If your Samsung TV is produced before 2012, unfortunately, the Samsung TV app will not be compatible with your Samsung TV. Which model year do you have? You can see that by looking at the middle letter in your model type (on the back of your Samsung TV).
Supported Samsung TVs:
E = 2012
F = 2013
H = 2014
J = 2015
K = 2016
M = 2017
N = 2018
R = 2019
Q = QLED (also supported)
T = 2020
For instance: UE55_E_S8000 = 2012. UE78_H_U8500L = 2014.
You can follow our step-by-step guide to start setting up your Samsung TV remote app. This guide only shows you how to set up the Samsung TV remote app on your iPhone. However, it is the same steps to set up the Samsung TV remote app on your iPad.
Download and open ControlMeister on your iOS device. You can download ControlMeister for free by clicking the [download] button, or search for ControlMeister in the Apple Store.
Connect your iOS device and TV to the same network. This is the most important step to ensure that the Samsung TV remote app works with your Samsung Smart TV.
If you are not sure the devices are connected to the same network, please follow this guide:
Select your TV and start navigating! If your Samsung Smart TV and your iPhone or iPad are connected to the same network, you should be able to see the name of your TV in the Samsung remote app. In case you can’t find your TV in the app please go back to step 2 and double-check the connections.
After replacing your old Samsung remote control with this new Samsung TV remote app, you can start enjoying the full remote functionality. The new Samsung TV remote app allows you to have faster access to your favirote apps such as YouTube, Netflix, HBO, or Hulu. You can easily control your channels, volume, menus, apps and navigation. In addition, using this Samsung remote app will enhance your entire browsing experience. The Samsung TV keyboard automatically pops up when necessary so you don’t need to think about this. You can stay focused on your TV show, app, or game.
If you prefer using a factory Samsung remote control to a Samsung TV remote app, you can buy a new remote control on Amazon. Although the majority of universal remotes are compatible with Samsung TV, it is best to search for “universal remote for samsung tv”.
While enjoying using the Samsung smart TV remote app, do you also want to know how to screen mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to your Samsung Smart TV? You can download MirrorMeister for free on your iPhone or iPad and follow the guide to start screen mirroring to your Samsung Smart TV. MirrorMeister supports Samsung Smart TV models from 2012 and newer. The setup process is the same as your Samsung TV remote app, all you need to do is to connect your iPhone or iPad to the same network as the Samsung Smart TV.
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Starting with Windows 8, mirror drivers will not install on the system. Mirror drivers described in this section will install and run only on earlier versions of Windows.
However, a special GDI accessibility driver model is available starting with Windows 8 to developers who want to provide mirror driver capabilities in assistive technologies for customers with disabilities or impairments. To learn more about this special driver model, please contact [email protected]
A remote display driver model that is based on the mirror driver architecture can also run starting with Windows 8, but has been removed in Windows 10, version 2004. For more information, see Remote Display Drivers.
As of Windows 10, GDI accessibility drivers are no longer recommended for new products and Microsoft will remove support in a future OS version. Support for GDI remote display drivers has already been removed in Windows 10, version 2004. However, creating a remote display solution is still possible by building a custom Remote Protocol Provider and an Indirect Display Driver.
A mirror driver is a display driver for a virtual device that mirrors the drawing operations of one or more additional physical display devices. It is implemented and behaves much like any other display driver; however, its paired video miniport driver is minimal in comparison to a typical miniport driver. See Mirror Driver Support in Video Miniport Drivers (Windows 2000 Model) for more information about miniport drivers in mirroring systems. The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) through the Windows 7 edition (Version 7600) contains a sample mirror driver which includes component source files that are contained in three directories.
|Directory||Contains Source Files For|
|srcvideodisplaysmirrordisp||The mirror driver.|
|srcvideominiportmirrormini||The miniport driver.|
|srcvideodisplaysmirrorapp||The user-mode service. Also contains mirror.inf.|
GDI supports a virtual desktop and provides the ability to replicate a portion of the virtual desktop on a mirror device. GDI implements the virtual desktop as a graphics layer above the physical display driver layer. All drawing operations start in this virtual desktop space; GDI clips and renders them on the appropriate physical display devices that exist in the virtual desktop.
A mirror device can specify an arbitrary clip region in the virtual desktop, including one that spans more than one physical display device. GDI then sends the mirror device all drawing operations that intersect that driver's clip region. A mirror device can set a clip region that exactly matches a particular physical device; therefore, it can effectively mirror that device.
In Windows 2000 and later, the mirror driver's clip region must include the primary display device.
In Windows Vista and later, the Desktop Windows Manager (DWM) will be turned off when the mirror driver is loaded.
The mirror driver code sample illustrates how to implement a mirror driver. For more information that will help you understand the sample:
Add the REG_DWORD registry entry Attach.ToDesktop to your driver's services keys.
Set this key's entry to 1 (one).
To disable the mirror driver, set this entry to 0 (zero).
As mentioned previously, the driver is installed and operates in a drawing layer that resides above the device layer. Because the mirror driver's coordinate space is the desktop coordinate space, it can span more than one device. If the mirror driver is intended to mirror the primary display, its display coordinates should coincide with the primary display's desktop coordinates.
After the mirror driver is installed, it will be called for all rendering operations that intersect the driver's display region. On a multiple-monitor system, this might not include all drawing operations if the mirror driver overlaps only the primary display device.
It is recommended that a user-mode service be used to maintain the mirror driver's settings. This application can ensure that the driver is loaded correctly at boot time and it can respond appropriately to changes to the desktop by getting notifications of display changes via the WM_DISPLAYCHANGE message.
GDI calls the mirror driver for any 2D graphics DDI drawing operation that intersects the driver's bounding rectangle. Note that GDI does not perform a bounding rectangle check if the surface is a device format bitmap; that is, if the SURFOBJ has an iType of STYPE_DEVBITMAP.
As always, the mirror driver must be implemented without the use of global variables. All state must exist in the PDEV for that particular driver. GDI will call DrvEnablePDEV for every hardware device extension created by the video miniport driver.
The mirror driver should not support DirectDraw.
A mirror driver must set the GCAPS_LAYERED flag to TRUE in the flGraphicsCaps member of the DEVINFO structure.
An accessibility mirror driver must set the GCAPS2_EXCLUDELAYERED and GCAPS2_INCLUDEAPIBITMAPS flags to TRUE in the flGraphicsCaps2 member of the DEVINFO structure.
A mirror driver can optionally support brush realizations by implementing DrvRealizeBrush.
GDI allows the same driver to run on both a single and multiple-monitor system. A driver in a multiple-monitor system need only track its position within the global desktop. GDI provides this position to the driver whenever a Win32 ChangeDisplaySettings call occurs, such as when a user dynamically changes the monitor's position in the desktop by using the Display program in Control Panel. GDI updates the dmPosition member of the DEVMODEW structure accordingly when such a change occurs. A driver can receive notification of such a change by implementing DrvNotify. See Mirror Driver Installation for more information.
Mirror drivers are not required to render with pixel-perfect accuracy when rendering on the client side with such accuracy may be difficult. For example, the adapter/monitor receiving the mirrored image is not required to render Grid Intersect Quantization (GIQ) line drawing and polygon fills with the same precision as the adapter/monitor being mirrored.