Samsung TV CEC Settings Guide

Thanks to the CEC / Anynet + features of Samsung TVs, you can use a single remote for the TVs and other connected devices. But before you can use CEC, you will have to activate its settings.

With this article, we will show you various Samsung CEC settings that work with soundbars. As expected, these settings can be used without having any technical experience. If you are ready, let’s get started.

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Samsung TV CEC Settings Guide

Here are the settings needed for using CEC on various Samsung TV models. Before using this guide, we suggest that you consult the owner’s manual of the Samsung TV.

Samsung TV CEC Settings Guide for Pre – 2019 models

Here are the settings needed for activating CEC or Anynet + on older Samsung TVs. Before using this guide, make sure that your Samsung TV supports this function. Also, reset the soundbar by removing it from the power source for 2 mins and then placing it back into the socket.

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and toggle the Anynet + ( HDMI CEC) to On
  5. Exit the Menu

Samsung TV CEC Settings Guide for 2019 Models

Here are the settings needed to adjust CEC on 2019 Samsung TVs such as the Q60. But before using the following steps, remove the soundbar from its power source, wait for 2 mins and then connect it back to the power source.

Part 1

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and set the Anynet ++ ( HDMI CEC) to On
  5. Exit the Menu

Part 2

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and click on Input Signal Plus then switch on HDMI 4
  5. Exit the Menu

Samsung TV CEC Settings Guide for 2020 Models

As expected, you can use CEC on 2020 Samsung TVs. But as with other models, disconnect the soundbar from the power source, then wait for 2 minutes before inserting the plug back into the power outlet.

Part 1

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and set the Anynet ++ ( HDMI CEC) to On

Part 2

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards to Input Signal Plus
  5. Choose HDMI2
  6. Exit the Menu

Samsung TV CEC Settings Guide for 2021 Models

Do you want to adjust the CEC on a 2021 Samsung TV? If yes, then you can use the following settings to perform this task. Before getting started, remove the soundbar from the power source for two minutes. Then reconnect the device back into the wall socket.

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and set the Anynet ++ ( HDMI CEC) to On

What is CEC On My Samsung TV?

CEC or HDMI CEC is the shortened form for Consumer Electronic Control. But on Samsung TVs, this setting can also be labeled as Anynet +. With this feature, you can connect the Samsung TV with another device and share the same remote.

Which Samsung TVs have Anynet + / CEC?

You can find Samsung on most Samsung TVs. However, TV models sold before 2008, do not boast of this feature. If you want to be sure about having CEC on your Samsung TV, check the owner’s manual of the device or reach out to the Samsung Customer Service.

How to Turn Off the Samsung HDMI CEC on Samsung

Sometimes activating the Samsung HDMI CEC settings might not be your preference. If you are tired of your devices coming on automatically, then it would help if you shut down the CEC feature.

On older Samsung TVs:

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and toggle the Anynet + ( HDMI CEC) to Off
  5. Exit the Menu

On 2019 models:

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and set the Anynet ++ ( HDMI CEC) to Off
  5. Exit the Menu

On 2020 models:

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and set the Anynet ++ ( HDMI CEC) to Off

On 2021 models:

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the screen
  2. Click on General
  3. Scroll downwards and click on the External Device Manager Tab
  4. Scroll downwards and set the Anynet ++ ( HDMI CEC) to Off

Do I Need a Special HDMI Cable for CEC?

No, you can use an HDMI cable for your Samsung CEC. But instead of using cables from any brand, choose HDMI 2.0 cables from trusted names. If you are not sure of the right brand to choose, contact Samsung Technical Support.

Samsung TV CEC Not Working: How to Fix

Do you have issues with CEC on your Samsung TV? If yes, then you can use the following ideas to get things sorted out.

Activate Samsung CEC. If you can’t use CEC on your TV, check if you have enabled the settings from the External Device Menu. Supposing this hack does not work, you can try the other settings.

Repeat the Connection. You can disconnect the TV from the connected device by removing the HDMI cable. Then try to fix back the cable and connect both devices. As you use this hack, make sure all devices are turned off until you have finished installing the required cables.

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  • Danny Saunders is a tech enthusiast. He enjoys getting his hands dirty with the features and settings of tech products and pushing them to their limits just to know how to get the best from them and how well they can endure "abuse" without breaking down. He shares his findings on this blog.