Set Up and Use WatchON on Samsung Galaxy S4

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You can use your Samsung Galaxy S4 to watch TV shows, and then continue watching it on your supported TV. This is possible due to the WatchON feature of Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung WatchON allows you to discover, access and watch TV shows and movies on your own time. A Samsung account is required for you to have access to certain features on WatchON.

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Open WatchON on Samsung Galaxy S4

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    Go to your home menu by pressing on the Home button (lower-middle button)
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    From your home menu tap on the "Apps" icon
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    You will now be on the applications page
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    Locate the WatchON icon and tap on it to open the application.
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    WatchON will now open on your Samsung Galaxy S4
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Setup WatchON on Samsung Galaxy S4

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    If this is your first time opening the application, WatchON will guide you on setting up the application
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    Begin by tapping on the "Select Your Country/Region" button on the initial page.
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    You will be shown a list of countries
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    Tap on your country to proceed.
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    On the next page, enter your zip/postal code
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    Tap "Done" after entering your zip/postal code.
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    You'll see a list of available TV service providers based on the zip/postal code you've entered
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    Tap on your TV service provider.
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    Tap on the "Personalize" button to set options based on your preferences
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    The wizard will require you to answer some questions and pick some of your favorite programs. Based on your answers and picks, WatchON will suggest programs that are in a way similar and related to your preferences.
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    You will be taken to the "Genre" page
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    Check on the genre you're interested in. You can also rearrange the genres in order of preference. Tap and
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    hold on the rearrange icon on the right side of the genre and then drag and release it to your desired position. Tap on "Next" when you are done.
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    You will be taken to the Sports page
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    Check on the Sport you're interested in watching. You can also rearrange the sports in order of preference. Tap and hold on the rearrange icon on the right side of the sports name and then drag and release it to your desired position. Tap on "Next" when you are done.
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    You will be taken to the basic profile page
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    This page will add more personalized suggestions based on your age and gender. Tap on the respective buttons to enter your age and gender. Tap on "Done" when you have entered the required information.
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    You will be prompted to link your Netflix account to WatchON
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    You can tap on the "Sign In" button to directly link Netflix to WatchON. You can also tap on the "Cancel" button to continue without linking your Netflix account.
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    When you have chosen to link your Netflix account to WatchON, you will be taken to a Netflix page that requires you to enter your login and password details
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    After filling in the details, tap on "Yes, Link this Account". You will be taken to the next page.
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    You will then be asked for your Samsung account
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    You can either tap on "Skip" or "Sign In". Although you can still use WatchON without a Samsung account, some of the great features of this application won't be available to you unless you have a Samsung account, so it's wise to register one.
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    The next page will show you the "Samsung Disclaimer"
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    Read and understand it before you tap on the "Agree" button to proceed.
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    You will be taken to the "Just for you" page on WatchON
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    You can tap on "Sign in" to log in to your Samsung account if you have not signed in yet.
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    You have successfully setup WatchON on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Turn Samsung Galaxy S4 Into a Remote Control Using WatchON

You can use Samsung Galaxy S4 as a remote control for your TV, DVR and other supported electronic devices. To do this, follow the procedures below:

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    From your WatchON application, tap on the remote control icon
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    A prompt will show saying you can use your phone to control other electronic devices
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    Tap on "Set Up Now" to continue or "Cancel" to stop the set up.
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    If you tapped on "Set Up Now," you will be shown a list of TV brands
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    If you cannot see your brand on the list, tap on the "Show Other Brands" button. If you are using a projector, tap on the "I Have a Projector" button.
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    After choosing the correct device, tap on the Power button on your phone's screen to turn on your TV or projector
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    If your TV does not turn on after pressing the Power button, make sure you have given enough time for your TV to boot
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    If your TV usually only turns on after holding down the 'Power' button for five seconds on your actual remote, then it will be the same with your phone. If after a few seconds there's no response from your TV, tap on "No, Test Next Code" and "Send This Code Again." If your TV turns on, tap on "Yes, This Code Works."
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    You will be taken to the "Select Your Channel Source" page
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    Tap on the "Set-Top Box" button or "My Samsung TV," depending on your TV source.
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    You are done configuring your phone as a remote control for your electronic devices.
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Questions and Answers

0 button on Samsung remote does not work?

On my Samsung S4 WatchON keypad, the 0 button does not work. Any tips?

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When I start WATCHON, I cannot select my country.

It says - unable to retrieve from Internet

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Can I connect S4 mini to the analog TV with "SNOWA" brand?

This brand is not in WatchON list!

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How can I change the cable provider entered during setup of WatchON on my Samsung phone?

I entered the wrong cable service provider during setup on my Samsung phone.

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Can I turn on a projector?

I have a projector at home and I want to know how can I turn it ON or OFF.

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Samsung S4 and Galaxy Note3, when encroached, the pin says unable to get lineup?

Samsung WatchON on Note3

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Can't find WatchON app on S4 mini.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and I can't find the app WatchON. When I tried to download it, it said it's installed but the open button is grayed out, so I can't open the program. Why is that happening? I was told that WatchON was one of the apps that comes with this phone. Thanks.

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What should I write in the zip code chart?

I don't know what should I write in the zip code chart.

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