Samsung continues to shape the future of IoT by introducing breakthrough products with built-in SmartThings Hub Features
Samsung SmartThings, the first technology enabling connected living and guiding the future of IoT, today revealed further details about the integration of SmartThings Hub software into select 2022 Samsung Family Hub smart TVs, smart monitors and refrigerators. Shared at CES 2022, the incorporation of SmartThings Hub software enables seamless connectivity and control, sending Samsung products to the command center of the modern home. By providing new entry points to connected living for tens of millions of homes, consumers can easily transform their home into a smart home.
Consumers are more willing than ever to embrace connected experiences in their homes, driving explosive growth and mass industry adoption. According to the 2021 Connectivity and Mobile Trends Surveypublished by Deloitte, US households have an average of 25 connected devices, and consumers are increasingly prioritizing ease of use, interoperability and cost savings when making purchasing decisions. .
“Historically, consumers have relied on dedicated hubs to connect each of their devices,” said Mark Benson, product and engineering manager at Samsung SmartThings. “By integrating SmartThings Hub technology into select Samsung products, we are removing a barrier to entry and simplifying the entire process to enable consumers to create the connected home of their dreams.”
With billions of devices already compatible with SmartThings’ rich ecosystem of partnerships, as well as future support for the revolutionary smart home interoperability standard, Matter, SmartThings is at the center of creating a unified experience. of connected home.
SmartThings Hub integration allows users to get the most out of their Samsung devices by leveraging various smart home communication protocols. In addition to Matter, the built-in software will support connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, allowing communication between a wide range of smart devices. Additional connectivity to Zigbee devices will also be possible through an optional USB accessory.
“SmartThings’ mission has always been to create experiences that can improve people’s lives. To bring this mission to life, we have redoubled our efforts to improve SmartThings technology and this is the next step in Samsung’s vision to make every home connected.” said Jaeyeon Jung, vice president of Samsung Electronics and head of SmartThings. “With the breadth of the Samsung portfolio and the open, versatile and flexible platform offered by SmartThings, we are uniquely positioned to meet the growing demand for connected home devices that has been growing since the start of the pandemic.”
SmartThings Hub capabilities will be available in select Samsung products throughout 2022. For more information on SmartThings, please visit smartthings.com.