Written by Laurence

What is Ambient Mode?

You can find the Ambient Mode on Samsung QLED televisions from 2018. This shows colors or images on the screen, so that there's no black square in the room. The Ambient Mode costs less energy than when you watch TV, but it's not as energy efficient as the standby mode. In this article I'll tell you more about the function.

Choose between colors, pictures, or art

The Ambient Mode gives you the choice of various colors or artworks. Once you choose the background that fits your living room, the TV blends seamlessly into your interior. The television shows an extra layer with information on top of this background. Examples include the time or the news. If you prefer to look at photos, compile a personal gallery. In addition to images, the TV also plays music in Ambient Mode. This way you can easily listen to a playlist.

The pattern of your wall on the screen

Maybe your wallpaper has a pattern with, for example, flowers. In this case the Ambient Mode offers a handy solution. Download the SmartThings app on your smartphone and take a picture of the television and wall. The app then automatically fills the screen with the photographed pattern. For a realistic effect, the app makes sure the patterns of the screen and the wall blend together.

Not as energy efficient as Art Mode

This function is comparable to the Art Mode of the Samsung The Frame. An important difference is that the Ambient Mode is less energy efficient. This function costs 40 to 50 percent of the normal energy consumption. This is around 30 percent for Art Mode. So I don't recommend that you leave the function on all day. The Ambient Mode is mainly a handy solution if you want to create more atmosphere during a party or when you have guests over.


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