Smart TV connections.

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Old 11-23-18, 12:28 PM
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Smart TV connections.

So, a while back I got a Samsung Smart UHDTV (UN55U6290FXZA). Really like how she can "cast" her phone screen to it...but haven't figured out how to do it with anything but her phone...which is also a Samsung. Would love to be able to use my Fire tablets, but apparently the Android OS on them is not full featured.

Also, though I thought this thing had WiFi/Bluetooth...I can't for the life of me figure out how to use either my headphones or a keyboard/mouse combo with it. It's connected to the internet and works well for streaming stuff. It has a browser built in which works well also, but using the remote to navigate is a Royal PITA. I really don't want to use a corded setup, since thats...well, old school and ugly. Maybe just a regular cordless combo pack with a Bluetooth adapter?

It has USB and HDMI ports galore (as well as the typical optical/digital/stereo outputs)....but I'm not sure what kind of dongle I should try to be able to get sound to either headphones or cordless speakers/soundbar.

The manual is so generic (lots of "Not available on all models in all countries" disclaimers) that right when I think I've figured it out, it turns out not to be an option.

Any suggestions?
 
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Sorry, I will be no help, but I am thinking of buying one also, and I will be watching all the answers. Sid
 
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Old 11-23-18, 12:49 PM
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Just make sure it has all the bells and whistles you think it has. Mine would be easy, IF I only had Samsung speakers, a Samsung phone, Samsung headphones, Samsung everything. But who has that? All one brand?
 
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The TV seems to take USB keyboard / mouse, one option might be to use one of the wireless MS keyboard-mouse combos that use a plug-in USB dongle.

As for Bluetooth there is a manual for a similar model -

Connecting a Bluetooth keyboard and gamepad
Settings >System > Input Device Manager > Add Bluetooth Keyboard & Gamepad

If your device was not detected, position the keyboard close to the TV, and then select
Refres. . The TV scans for available devices again.
 
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