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vesperada
Level 7

Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV

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I have a 2014-vintage Samsung Series 56 Smart TV.  Is there a particular Roku device that would work best with this TV?

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makaiguy
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Re: Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV

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As long as it has an HDMI to which the Roku can be connected ANY of the current Roku models should work fine.
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Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X | Roku Streaming Stick 3600

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makaiguy
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Re: Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV

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As long as it has an HDMI to which the Roku can be connected ANY of the current Roku models should work fine.
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Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X | Roku Streaming Stick 3600

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Susanna728
Level 7

Re: Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV

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This isn't correct.  I have a Samsung Smart Tv with a HDMI port.  I've tried two different Streaming Stick models and neither works with the TV.  I've unplugged and rebooted the TV.  (I've unplugged and reconnected everything - no help.)  I tried a different HDMI cord.  Still didn't work.  From what I could understand online, there's some protective function that prevents the devices from communicating with each other.  I have no idea if that's true, but it's the only explanation I could find.  If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know!

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vesperada
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Re: Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV

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Actually, it worked fine for me. The TV has 2 different HDMI ports and it was just a matter of selecting the right one. 

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ejgouldusa
Level 7

Re: Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV

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i'm having a similar problem, were you ever able to get yours to work?

Roku Streaming Stick+ and Samsung UN55F8000BF are not working together.

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ROGACO
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Re: Compatibility with older Samsung smart TV

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is not working with 2014 samsung model UN24H400AF either 😕

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