Skip to Content

Samsung TV Nintendo Switch Not Working

For those who want a home gaming system without being tied down to only being able to use it from within the walls of that area, the Nintendo Switch is a no-brainer for TV and on-the-go use. If you have a Samsung TV and your Nintendo Switch is not working, what can be done?

If your Nintendo Switch is not working on your Samsung TV, be sure that you have connected the device properly, that you have connected your TV with the proper HDMI port, change the RGB range to ‘Limited’ on your TV, and disable the ‘Mute When Headphones are Disconnected” feature on your Switch.

Couple trying the remote

The novelty behind the Nintendo Switch is that you can just as easily go from gaming no matter where you are, to hooking up the device directly to your Samsung TV and having a bigger screen to either game alone or with another user. However, some owners have found that this process is not as easy as they first thought, creating issues with how the device works. If your Nintendo switch is not working with your Samsung TV, continue reading to find a solution.

Samsung TV Nintendo Switch Not Working

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile gaming console that meets the needs of those who like to play at home, but also like to pack up their gaming system when they are traveling, running errands, in the middle of a long commute, or when they simply want a change of scenery. If you connect your Nintendo Switch to your Samsung to game at home, but notice it is not working, what could be the cause of your problem? Take a look below to find the solution.

If your Nintendo Switch is not working on your Samsung TV, check to make sure that you have connected the device properly before moving on to more troubleshooting methods. Open the back of the Nintendo Switch to reveal the various ports within this space which will be used to connect.

Once you see the ports, connect the USB cord that comes with the Switch AC adapter into the ‘AC Adaptor’ on the switch. You will then plug the other end into a power outlet. After this, insert the HDMI cable into the ‘HDMI Out’ port on your Switch and connect the other end to an HDMI port on your Samsung TV. You will then insert the console into the Switch dock, turn your TV on, and select the HDMI port the device is connected to in order to play.

Samsung TV Nintendo Switch Not Connecting (No Signal)

Man holding a remote the switch the channel

In order for your Nintendo Switch to work with your Samsung TV, you must be able to not only set up the Switch properly, but form a connection once the setup is complete. You will see that the connection has been successful when you change to the HDMI port and the Switch appears on your screen. However, if you get through this process and notice that your Nintendo Switch is not connecting and it appears that there is no signal, what could be causing the problem?

If your Samsung TV is not connecting with your Nintendo switch, one of the most common probome is not having your TV changed to the correct HDMI port. Confirm the port that you have your Nintendo Switch connected to on the back of your TV, then confirm this on your TV screen.

Samsung TV Not Detecting/Recognizing Nintendo Switch

Frustrated man while watching

Similar to your Nintendo switch not connecting to your Samsung TV or not showing that it has signal is the issue of the TV not detecting or recognizing the device. If your Samsung TV is not detecting or recognizing the Nintendo switch you have connected to your TV, you can try the troubleshooting method that was previously mentioned in the section “Samsung TV Nintendo Switch Not Connecting (No Signal) or try another troubleshooting method below.

If your Samsung TV is not detecting or recognizing your Nintendo Switch, be sure to check that the HDMI port you have the device connected to is functioning properly. To do this, connect another device and see if it appears on your TV screen. If not, try connecting the Switch to another port.

Nintendo Switch Samsung TV Flickering

Couple confused while watching

When it comes to optimal use of a Nintendo Switch with a Samsung TV, you want the device to be able to connect easily, to display a crisp and clear picture, and for the sound to be audible with no lagging or static. When you turn on your Nintendo Switch and begin actively using the device, you should be able to have a clear picture that is uninterrupted. However, if the screen on your Samsung TV begins to flicker when using the device, what can be done to stop it?

If the screen of your Samsung TV is flickering when using a Nintendo Switch, check to make sure that no cords are damaged or replace the HDMI cord with a high-quality version. If this does not resolve the problem, go to the TV output and switch the RGB Range to ‘Limited.’

Nintendo Switch No Sound On Samsung TV

Disappointed man while watching

Picture may be the most essential aspect of using a Nintendo Switch, but to elevate your experience and make it one that is complete, sound must be present in order to do so. Without sound, your experience can be rather dull, which makes this aspect something that is rather essential. If you turn on and begin using your Nintendo Switch with your Samsung TV but notice that there is no sound, read below to find out how to restore the sound and get back gaming.

If there is no sound while using a Nintendo Switch on your Samsung TV, be sure that you do not have the ‘Mute When Headphones are Disconnected Feature’ turned on. To check this, go to the ‘System Settings’ from within your console and select ‘System’ and disable this feature.

Related Articles

Samsung TV Discovery Plus Not Working

Samsung TV Sonos Not Working

Samsung TV ESPN Not Working

Samsung TV Xbox Not Working

Samsung TV Menu Not Working