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Old May 13th, 2013, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question WatchOn setup

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my watch on is not working, First of all it does not show my country (Pakistan) then i put other. then it does not show the brand of LCD i am using...how should i setup?
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I don't own a GS4 yet, but I've played with one a few times. I couldn't find any options to configure WatchOn to control a separate speaker system for volume. I'm sure my speaker system is controlled by IR. Anyone have any ideas if it can be added to WatchOn?
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Yep, it gives you the option of choosing which device controls the volume. This is not a full featured app however and only gives rudimentary control of the devices and their function. For some its enough, for others a waste of time.
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I have an older yamaha surround sound system which i was able to add to the app to control my volume.
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Default Samsung Watch On App Questions

Loving the phone so far and really think the Watch On app to use the phone as a controller could be great BUT I do not have a cable box and all of my channels are 55-3 or 90-8. When I try to manually edit the channels it does not let me put the "-" in, only whole numbers. I have synced up to the TV fine and use the channel listing for my area but since I don't have a box the channels are listed differently. Any tips or alternate apps?
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Default Watchon

i was wondering, is it possible to set 2 or more tvs?
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yes, you can set up multiple rooms as well
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plz tell me how!!
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how can we set up multiple rooms in the watchon app?
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how can we set up multiple rooms in the watchon app?

Start the app, then menu, settings, add room.
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Did you choose the OTA channel list?

I don't want to reset mine to see, but I think I saw antenna or OTA when first setting mine up.
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Have a question about WatchON? This is for you.

Want to share your experiences with WatchON? Let's hear it!

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Yeah, watchon's OTA digital tuning needs work, can separate main-sub channel numbers. Very cumbersome, more than once I find a code that will control power, but then not volume or input right. Still only thing it has on the 10+ year old MX-3000 remote is the online TV schedule.
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Watch on is not going to replace a remote on anything but relatively simple systems doing the most rudimentary tasks. No one should confuse it for even a fully functional remote replacement let alone a remote that provides automation of activities because you cannot create the buttons, pages, macros, and all the other things you need to do to get a fully automated remote. There will be no losing of a drawer full of remotes thanks to it.

I just got the full version of Touchsquid today. A review of it is grist for a different thread but a quick note here is that it would be a handful for guys who haven't dealt with setting up a more complex program of its type before. Its also overkill unless you want the full automation and/or have a more complex system thats going to need macros and other customizations to run. An FYI for folks thinking of looking toward the market.
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Can anyone tell me how to stop or remove this app?
i have had my phone 3 days and each morning i wake up and there is a notification saying i need to configure it, but i do not want to and when i open it from the notification theres no options to disable it?
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There will be no losing of a drawer full of remotes thanks to it.

I can replace a couple remotes if I wanted. Sure they only need on/off, vol up/down and the basics but its a great app to have as my phone is just about always on me.

I even use it on my main setup with TiVo with no problems and all the main TiVo buttons are there.

Is it going to go head to head with a $200 Harmony learning remote or similiar, no but for a free app it's workable.
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Can anyone tell me how to stop or remove this app?
i have had my phone 3 days and each morning i wake up and there is a notification saying i need to configure it, but i do not want to and when i open it from the notification theres no options to disable it?

Go into the app and settings and reset the app.
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Can anyone tell me how to stop or remove this app?
i have had my phone 3 days and each morning i wake up and there is a notification saying i need to configure it, but i do not want to and when i open it from the notification theres no options to disable it?
If you don't want to use it at all, go to the Android App Manager and choose the All tab. Find the remote app and there should be a disable button. This will keep it from running and remove it from the app list.

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I don't own a GS4 yet, but I've played with one a few times. I couldn't find any options to configure WatchOn to control a separate speaker system for volume. I'm sure my speaker system is controlled by IR. Anyone have any ideas if it can be added to WatchOn?
Yes you can add your stereo/AV Receiver system to control the volume but only after pairing your TV and Set top box with the app.
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Can anyone tell me how to stop or remove this app?
i have had my phone 3 days and each morning i wake up and there is a notification saying i need to configure it, but i do not want to and when i open it from the notification theres no options to disable it?
I guess the notification widget bug is fixed now. Try to clear the cache and set up again.
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I have mine set up for a few different room with different TV's and components. Setting up the Favorites of the TV guide could have been easier.

Most fun I've had with the app? I was at a Chevy dealer (in their waiting room) playing with my S4. I was annoyed by their loud TV that had no remote or visible buttons. I added the dealer on (as a room) and I turned it down without any other waiting customers getting wise to my adjustments . LOL
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i admit being pretty impressed by the ability to use my phone as a remote. i've waited years for this one. mine set up pretty much flawlessly. (knock on wood.)
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Is there any way to set it up to display HD programs only?
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Does this work with Roku?
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HI,
my watch on is not working, First of all it does not show my country (Pakistan) then i put other. then it does not show the brand of LCD i am using...how should i setup?
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Ya so many countries are not listed but it is not a problem we select other countries/regions option and then follow the steps by selecting your brand.So many brands have added in the latest WatchOn version 5.0.4.Once check by updating the app.
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After you select your service provider >> The next step is ‘Choosing correct channel line up’. This is an important step to determine and identify your correct channel listings. Please ensure that you have answered the question correctly.This will help you to set HD channels.
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Does this work with Roku?
Yes, this works with Roku. Select Over the Air(OTA) as your service provider.Then go to App settings->Your Room->Add device->Streaming media player. In that you will find Roku.By selecting that you can enjoy working with Roku box.,
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Default Watch On - Remote Control Set up not working

Tried setting up the phone as a remote control last night.

the phone was able to turn on the TV but was not able to sync the cable box to change channels. Went through each code but none worked. Send an email to Samsung with my model number but never heard back.

Anyone else have problems setting theirs up or can help?
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Mine wont even switch my tv on
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On setting up mine it worked perfectly both for the TV but also for Sky TV channels
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Tried setting up the phone as a remote control last night.

the phone was able to turn on the TV but was not able to sync the cable box to change channels. Went through each code but none worked. Send an email to Samsung with my model number but never heard back.

Anyone else have problems setting theirs up or can help?

Hi Lacit. I merged your thread with the WatchON thread. Maybe you can find an answer here.
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Is there any way to pair an a/v receiver with a set top/cable box. I can set this to work with a bluray/dvd player, and then control the volume, but I can't make it work with everything. I have all my devices going through the receiver so that I have just one master volume for everything.
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This is an interesting app.
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I just tried it out for the first time last night. It speaks flawlessly to my TVs (which I expected, as they're Samsung TVs) and ok -- but with a slight delay -- with my Dish box. I was impressed TV-wise that I was able to get it to open the "tools" and set the sleep timer -- somewhat more advanced than just on/off, volume, and channel.

I can't yet figure out what to use this for other than as a novelty. I'm sure someone will figure out some brilliant way to combine this with tasker and to do something neat in the way of TV automation, but I have yet to think of what that might be.
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After you select your service provider >> The next step is ‘Choosing correct channel line up’. This is an important step to determine and identify your correct channel listings. Please ensure that you have answered the question correctly.This will help you to set HD channels.
My HD channels are numbered by putting "10" in front of the standard definition channel number (for example, Channel 12 in standard def would be 1012 in Hi def. How do I add the hi-def channels? The remote only lists the standard def channel numbers even though I selected the correct channel lineup
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What I actually want is the ability to control everything in the home theater, like the better Logitech controllers do (we have a Logitech 650 which is super handy): cable box, tv, PS3, HDMI switchbox, etc.

To be honest I was hoping that Logitech itself would write an app for Android, but with so few phones or tablets having IR blasters I can't imagine they're in any big rush about it.

Peel makes this as well as other TV apps. I sent their help desk an email asking if there would ever be an S4 version of the "Peel Smart Remote" which I think does most of what I'd like. So we'll see.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.peel.app
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What I actually want is the ability to control everything in the home theater, like the better Logitech controllers do (we have a Logitech 650 which is super handy): cable box, tv, PS3, HDMI switchbox, etc.

To be honest I was hoping that Logitech itself would write an app for Android, but with so few phones or tablets having IR blasters I can't imagine they're in any big rush about it.
Logitech does have a new Android remote control app out...

Harmony Smart Control - Remote for iPad, iPhone & Android - Logitech

It looks like it will do most anything you want with your A/V systems but for the list price of $129.99 I don't see it as a big player any time soon.
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Watchon works with my tv and set top box but it wont turn the volume up or down on my surround sound. It will power it on and off though. I think I would use it more if it worked with the volume.
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Does anyone know how to access a list of channel guides for the WatchOn app for the S4? I have Mediacom cable and it's plugged into my TV straight from the wall so all the channels are DTV cable. For example, Comedy Central is channel 51-7. What I'm trying to find is the DTV cable listings for Mediacom on WatchOn, but I can't seem to find how to edit the channel guide to pick a different channel listing from the regular cable listing. If you go to this link --http://mediacomtodaylineup.com/lineup/456/chanhassen_deephaven_excelsior_greenwood_hambu.asp x -- the listing I want is the Digital-Ready Family TV (which includes the Digital-Ready Local Plus TV lineup), but the only one that shows up on WatchOn is the Family TV (second listing).

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Watchon works with my tv and set top box but it wont turn the volume up or down on my surround sound. It will power it on and off though. I think I would use it more if it worked with the volume.
Right now I don't remember how I did it, but keep digging around, eventually you run across a screen that asks you what device you want to control for sound. The default is TV, but you can switch it to your AV equipment (assuming you've set up the remote to control it, which is sounds like you have).
Sorry I can't be more help right now, but it CAN be done - keep looking.

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Try these steps
Go to 'My Room' (or whatever you've called it)
Under activities select an option (mine has "Watch Comcast Corporation")
Touch "Volume Controlled On"
Select your AV receiver.
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Right now I don't remember how I did it, but keep digging around, eventually you run across a screen that asks you what device you want to control for sound. The default is TV, but you can switch it to your AV equipment (assuming you've set up the remote to control it, which is sounds like you have).
Sorry I can't be more help right now, but it CAN be done - keep looking.
That's one of the downsides to WatchOn... The menus aren't very cohesive and finding the right place to go to change or add settings is tricky. Still a way cool app.

I just walked into our lunch room where the remote is usually slathered in pizza grease and setup the TV and local cable in about 30 seconds. Works perfect.
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One of the BEST things I've heard about WatchOn (and one that I will definitely be doing) is using it to turn down the volume of a too-loud TV in a restaurant (or wherever).
Add a new room, set up the TV, turn down the volume.
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Logitech does have a new Android remote control app out...

Harmony Smart Control - Remote for iPad, iPhone & Android - Logitech

It looks like it will do most anything you want with your A/V systems but for the list price of $129.99 I don't see it as a big player any time soon.
Yes, I saw that, but I believe that does not make use of the S4's IR blaster. Instead, you use that app along with a piece of Logitech hardware. The hardware sits on your network, and the app just sends a signal through your network to the hardware, which then sprays out the required IR signal to your gear.

Seems like the S4 plus a very capable app should be able to do it all, including macros, etc.
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I have mine set up for a few different room with different TV's and components. Setting up the Favorites of the TV guide could have been easier.

Most fun I've had with the app? I was at a Chevy dealer (in their waiting room) playing with my S4. I was annoyed by their loud TV that had no remote or visible buttons. I added the dealer on (as a room) and I turned it down without any other waiting customers getting wise to my adjustments . LOL

went to best buy....

MANY samsung tv's OFF at once. (didnt try other brands but Sony and was able to blank them too)

I feel criminal (and childish)... My wife was embarrassed for us both.

The only thing it wont control is my samsung dvr box. GO figure.
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Right now I don't remember how I did it, but keep digging around, eventually you run across a screen that asks you what device you want to control for sound. The default is TV, but you can switch it to your AV equipment (assuming you've set up the remote to control it, which is sounds like you have).
Sorry I can't be more help right now, but it CAN be done - keep looking.

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Try these steps
Go to 'My Room' (or whatever you've called it)
Under activities select an option (mine has "Watch Comcast Corporation")
Touch "Volume Controlled On"
Select your AV receiver.

I already did that when I set it all up, but unfortunately it didnt work. Only the mute button works.
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Anyone else who may be on Sky in the UK find only five listings at any given time? I mean out of over 300 channels, we only see 5 suggestions?
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Anyone having trouble turning Watchon off? I have it as an icon on the top of my screen and also in my drop down menu as "ongoing"


NM-There is a setting that allows it to show up in the notification bar.
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Yes you can add your stereo/AV Receiver system to control the volume but only after pairing your TV and Set top box with the app.

How do you switch the volume so it controls the AV Receiver instead of the TV. I somehow accidentally managed to do it to my phone by pressing the screen mulitple times, although I am trying to set up my partners and am unable to find how I did it. I have gone through the steps so the tv is connected, and the av reciever is set up as a device and it connects and turns it on at the beginning, after that I can no longer access the controls for it. Does anyone have any help?
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Go to 'My Room' (or whatever you've called it)
Under 'Activities' select an option (mine has "Watch Comcast Corporation")
Touch "Volume Controlled On"
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