Tutorial: The way turning Galaxy S4 into a universal remote

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Powered by WatchOn (and Peel), the S4 is more than just a substitute clicker — it’s an intelligent companion that can change the way you surf channels, personalizing your experience based on your (and your friends’) interests.

At least, that’s the promise. Here’s how to set up your S4 as a universal remote that controls your home theater system and gives you personalized recommendations based on your interests.

(And, for the record, you can still just about control any TV you come across.)

Launching the app

Launch the WatchOn app, which came preinstalled on your S4. Upon opening the app for the first time, you’ll be asked to surrender a little information about yourself, like what kinds of shows you like and what sports you’re into. The app will even request your name and gender. It’s a series of questions that might be off-putting for a first acquaintance, but WatchOn needs to know these things to deliver relevant, personalized recommendations on what to watch.

If you’d rather not divulge, though, choose the option to skip. (You can always go back later via Settings.)

At the end of that process, you’ll be taken straight to the primary WatchOn interface, where the app has already begun to create a catalog of shows tailored to your tastes and based on the cable provider you indicated early on.

But, before we dive into that interface and learn about the features, you still have to pair your phone with your TV, cable box, and any other components so it can act as your universal remote.

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Backup Blu-ray DVD ISO/IFO image to Galaxy S4

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An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents of every written sector of an optical disc, including the optical disc file system.ISO image files usually have a file extension of .iso. The name ISO is taken from the ISO 9660 file system used with CD-ROM media, but what is known as an ISO image might also contain a UDF (ISO/IEC 13346) file system (commonly used by DVDs and Blu-ray Discs).

Meanwhile, there is another image file, the IFO image. When you backup your Blu-ray or DVD discs on your computer, you may get these image files. Maybe you wondered can I download Blu-ray DVD ISO/IFO to Galaxy S4, now if you want to play image movies on Galaxy S4, you need to convert IFO/ISO videos to Galaxy S4 MP4 format. Here are some tips for you and you will know how to put/watch Blu-ray DVD IFO/ISO movies on Galaxy S4 phone.

1. Download Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper, this software is a great Galaxy S4 Blu-ray converter, which can rip and convert Blu-ray DVD IFO/ISO to mp4 format. MP4 format is supported perfectly by Galaxy S4.
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Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5: Design and build

We now know the Galaxy S4 looks quite similar to the Galaxy S3 in design so therefore can’t really be mistaken for the iPhone 5. We’ll let you decide which you think is more attractive since it’s down to personal taste.

What is worth pointing out is that the Galaxy S4 uses a largely plastic build with a removable cover while the iPhone 5 is made from glass and aluminium. This is the key difference for us and where the iPhone 5 comes out distinctly on top.

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How to: Stream Blu-ray/DVD/HD movie file to Galaxy S4 for playing smoothly

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The Galaxy S4 looks something like a cross between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. It comes in ‘black mist’ and ‘white frost’ colours which look pretty standard but still stylish. It has 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display that has 441ppi. This maybe a great highlight to attract more people spending money on it. I believe that you have learned enough information about the most powerful android smartphone. Here i won’t talk more about it. This article is written for movie lovers, easpecially for who like watching movies on smartphone.

If you store lots of Blu-ray/DVD discs in your home, it’s really a good idea to backup them on your Galaxy S4, in addition, your 1080p 720p video files are also good for streaming to the phone, thus, wherever you go, you can enjoy funny or favourite  videos as you wish. The following guide must be useful for you. Which supply a perfect solution to put Blu-ray/DVD/HD movies on Galaxy S4. Below is the details:

Required Software:

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

It’s the best tool to help you complete the conversion from Blu-ray movies, DVDs and videos to Samsung Galaxy S4 optimized videos. With GPU encoding (Nvidia CUDA/AMD APP) and optimized audio and video in sync technology, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate finishes conversion at super high speed and perfect av sync. See also: Top 5 Best Video Converter Ultimate Programs Reviewed |2013

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3 ways to Transfer media files ( music or video) to Samsung Galaxy S4

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It’s natural idea to transfer media files stored on PC to your Galaxy S4, or transfer Galaxy S4 files to PC. But, do you know how to do it? There are various ways you can transfer video and audio files to your Galaxy S4. In this article, I’m going to show you the 3 most common methods.

The first method:

Transfer music and video files from PC via USB cable.

  1. Connect your Galaxy S4 to your PC using the USB data cable.
  2. On your phone, a USB icon will appear in the top Notification bar. Drag the notification bar downwards and then tap on the Connected as a media device.
  3. On the USB PC connection screen, ensure the Media device (MTP) checkbox is ticked. Now, you’re ready to transfer files between your PC and phone.
  4. Open up your PC Windows Explorer, and you should see your Galaxy S4 shows up as a removable disk.
  5. Access the phone storage via Windows Explorer. Here, you should see the Video and Music folders.
  6. Simply drag/copy-and-paste your music or video files from your computer to the respective folders. On your Galaxy S4, the music and video players will automatically recognize the files.
  7. Alternatively, you can create a new folder in your phone storage or external memory card to store these files. The Galaxy S4 will scan storage and list them accordingly on the music and video players automatically.

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Top 10 Samsung Galaxy S4 Great Hidden Features

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Many of the best Galaxy S4 features are hidden deep in menus and behind settings that even experienced users wouldn’t tap on. This Galaxy S4 guide will show you how to get more out of the Galaxy S4 without buying any Galaxy S4 accessories or spending money on Galaxy S4 apps.

These hidden Galaxy S4 features aren’t tucked away behind a secret button combination, but thanks to the way Samsung sets up the menu, many of them are hidden behind toggles and hidden deep in the settings. Many users could spend a year with the Galaxy S4 without finding half of these settings, so we’ve dug deep to pick our favorite settings so you can enjoy the Galaxy S4 more right now.

There is no need to root the Galaxy S4 or install a custom ROM to access any of these functions, though users can root the Galaxy S4 for access to other features and apps if they want to.

These Samsung Galaxy S4 hidden features are available on all versions of the device, though there may be some small differences in functionality.

Here are 25 hard to find Galaxy S4 features the Gotta Be Mobile team uncovered after using the Galaxy S4 extensively for the last month.

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Tutorial: How to mirror your Galaxy S4’s screen on your TV

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Summary: Want to enjoy music, video, and games on the big screen via your Galaxy S4? Here this guide is special for you. Which is mainly talking about how to mirror your phone’s display on your TV.

Despite the ever-increasing screen size on Samsung’s Galaxy line, some types of media beg for a sit-back, big-screen experience. It could be a YouTube video, or just a little something you shot (and even edited!) on your phone. And, as more developers support this option, mirroring can even enable you to play games on your TV while your phone acts as a controller.

The S4 offers a few ways to mirror your phone’s screen (not just media) onto your TV, so that whatever you see on your phone is what appears on the TV.

Depending on which accessory you use, the setup can be wired or wireless, with each solution offering its own unique benefits. Find out which scenario suits you best.

Wired mirroring

A lesser-known feature, the S4’s Micro-USB port actually doubles as an MHL-out port, letting you output HD video and 7.1 surround sound, all while charging your phone. With this wired connection you’ll be tethered to your TV, but the benefit of that hard-wired connection is that you get glitch-free mirroring, since wireless mirroring can sometimes give you tinny audio and laggy video.

This setup isn’t ideal for quick switching between short YouTube videos or sharing a photo slideshow, though. Ideally, you’d use this wired method for playing a movie or a longer playlist.

To set it up, you’ll need Samsung’s MHL-to-HDMI adapter.

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