SmartThings will give Samsung consumers expanded connected home capabilities to control Matter devices
Samsung SmartThingsthe first technology enabling connected living and guiding the future of IoT, today announced the addition of the new protocol, Matter, allowing users to control Matter-enabled devices using their multiple Samsung products.1 Announced at the Samsung Developer Conference, this Matter integration enables Samsung Galaxy devices, TVs, and Family Hub devices.1 to have the most versatile connectivity options with SmartThings.
Unveiled earlier this year, Matter is a breakthrough connectivity standard created by over 180 companies that is transforming the smart home industry. Matter aims to become the de facto standard in every home, giving consumers interoperability between devices, flexibility and more choice when purchasing connected home devices. As an original founding member, SmartThings is one of the most flexible platforms capable of working with multiple protocols including Zigbee, Z-Wave and now Matter, allowing consumers with existing smart homes to seamlessly integrate new appliances in their home. Additionally, Matter opens up a whole new chapter of innovation for developers everywhere, freeing up more time to focus on creativity while reducing the time spent replicating efforts across diverse ecosystems.
“We truly believe Matter is the foundation and future of the IoT, and we’re thrilled that Samsung SmartThings is integrating it into so many products accelerating smart home adoption and giving users more connected home experiences. wherever they are,” said Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Marketing Manager for the Connectivity Standards Alliance.
“Samsung Galaxy TVs, appliances and devices are part of the daily lives of millions of people around the world and integrating SmartThings hub functionality into these devices will make it easier for users to live a connected life without purchase of additional equipment. On top of that, adding support for Matter into the SmartThings platform will only expand the choices of devices to connect as Matter-enabled devices hit the market next year,” said Jaeyeon Jung, vice president at Samsung Electronics and head of SmartThings. “Matter will help drive smart home adoption, and with SmartThings, it will be easier for users to gain smart home experiences with seamless device integration, personalized automation, and choice of voice assistants. We are proud to have led this standardization initiative since its inception, alongside other industry leaders, with the goal of bringing the Matter protocol to life.
Matter-enabled devices will join many of the products and brands already available within the vast SmartThings ecosystem, including devices from Google, eve Systems, Honeywell Home by Resideo, Linksys, Nanoleaf, Philips Hue, Schlage, Wemo, Yale and more. others.
Historically, the connected home has been very fragmented and SmartThings has been the glue that connects devices across brands and platforms. SmartThings’ open platform brings together devices, developers, and services to deliver one of the largest integrated ecosystems. With hundreds of certified brands and millions of users on the platform, SmartThings facilitates connected living innovations across multiple use cases.
Samsung will bring Matter to several products in 2022 when the new standard becomes available and fully integrates with the SmartThings platform.
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1 Material support available on some models.
SmartThings is the first technology enabling connected living and driving the future of IoT. Its open platform already supports thousands of devices across hundreds of brands and offers endless possibilities for innovators and developers looking for seamless connectivity across a vast IoT ecosystem. The company is committed to bringing smart features and capabilities wherever consumers want to be, while enhancing the user experience. There are currently millions of people in over 200 countries accessing SmartThings technology daily to create automations and control facets of their smart homes through the SmartThings app and through a range of Samsung products such as phones, televisions and digital devices. SmartThings offers the most flexible amount of protocols, including the new IoT standard, Matter. Launched in 2012, SmartThings is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and is a founding board member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies that create, maintain, and deliver open, global standards for ‘IoT. For more information, please visit smartthings.com.