How to Change Input on Samsung TV. 5 Ways (2022)

Samsung TVs are known for their superb image quality and ease of use. It supports various input devices through its ports. You can switch sources on Samsung 4K TVs and other models through the Samsung TV input button.

How to Change Input on Samsung TV (2022)

However, you might come across the Samsung TV input source problem, where your smart TV cannot recognize the input device that’s plugged in. It also prevents you from switching from one source to another. In this guide, we’ll show you different methods of changing the input source on your Samsung TV.

Read on to learn more.

 

How to Change the Source on Your Samsung TV

Input devices or also known as sources are external devices that can provide sound and video content on your smart TV. You can connect them through ports, which can be found at the back of your TV. Most Samsung TVs support more than one input device through various ports, like USB, HDMI, A/V, and antenna.

Also, it’s possible to switch from one input device to another by using the methods below. Make sure to try each one and see which is effective for your Samsung TV.

 

Method #1: Change Input on Samsung TV by Using the Source Button on the Remote

The most common way of changing your Samsung TV’s source is through the Source button on its remote. It’s located at the top-right corner of the remote, beside the Power button.

To change the input on your Samsung TV using the Source button on the remote, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Samsung TV and ensure that the input device is connected.
  2. Press the Source button on the remote. You will now see various input options on the screen.
  3. Select the input source where the device is connected and press OK.
  4. Your Samsung TV’s display will now switch to your selected input device.

 

Method #2: Plug the Input Device While Your Samsung TV is On

Another way to switch from your smart TV’s source to an input device is by plugging it in while the TV is turned on. This will force your Samsung TV to detect the plugged input device and switch on it automatically

In some cases, it will show the Source menu—from there, select the input option where your device is connected to switch your Samsung TV to it.

 

Method #3: Change Input on Samsung TV Via the Menu Button on the Remote

Similar to the first method, you can use the Menu button as a way to change your TV’s input or source. Most remotes of modern Samsung TVs have this built-in and can be an alternative to using the Source button if it’s not working on your Samsung TV.

To change the input on Samsung TV via the Menu button on the remote, proceed to these steps:

  1. Open your Samsung TV and ensure that the input device is connected.
  2. Press the Menu button on the remote. It’s below the Volume and beside the Smart Hub buttons.
  3. Select Source. You will now see the various input devices that are currently connected to your Samsung TV. 

Note: You can also choose to rename an input once there are several input devices connected to your TV.

  1. Select your desired input device and press OK.

 

Method #4: Via the TV Control Button on Your Samsung TV

Most modern Samsung TV models have the TV control button which allows you to do basic tasks, including switching to a source input. It’s effective once you don’t have a remote or it’s malfunctioning. 

You can find the TV control button at the back of the TV, on the side, or on the middle part, underneath the front panel.

To switch to a source input using the TV control button, follow the steps below:

  1. Turn on your Samsung TV and press the Source button from the set TV control buttons.
  2. Navigate to your desired input option. Your smart TV’s display will now switch to the input device.

 

Method #5: Via the SmartThings App

If your Samsung TV is already synced to the SmartThings app on your smartphone, you can use it to control your smart TV. Like other smart devices connected to the app, you can use the virtual remote on the SmartThings app to control your Samsung smart TV.

To change the input source on your Samsung TV via the SmartThings app, do the following:

  1. Turn on your Samsung TV and make sure that the input device is connected
  2. Then, launch the SmartThings app on your phone.
  3. Choose Menu and select your Samsung TV from the list. A virtual remote will now appear on the screen.
  4. Select the Source button on the remote and select your desired input option. Your smart TV will now switch from its default input to your selected input device.

 

Final Thoughts

Besides using your Samsung TV’s default input, you can connect various sources to it when deciding to use it as an output device. Once you have successfully connected the input device, there are various options to switch to it. Hence, these methods can hopefully guide you to switch from your TV input to a connected source device.