Samsung SmartThings, the IoT (Internet of Things) arm of the technology company, unveiled further details about the integration of SmartThings Hub software into select 2022 Samsung Smart TVs, Smart Monitors and Family Hub refrigerators.
Shared at CES 2022, the incorporation of SmartThings Hub software allows seamless connectivity and control, igniting Samsung products into the command center of the modern home. By providing new entry points to connected living for tens of millions of homes, consumers can easily turn their home into a smart home.
Consumers are more willing than ever to embrace connected experiences within their homes, resulting in explosive growth and mass industry adoption. According to the “2021 Connectivity and Mobile Trends Survey” issued by Deloitte, households in the United States own an average of 25 connected devices, and consumers are increasingly prioritizing ease-of-use, interoperability, and cost savings when making a purchase decision.
“Historically, consumers relied on dedicated hubs to connect each of their devices,” said Mark Benson, head of Product and Engineering at Samsung SmartThings. “By integrating SmartThings Hub technology into select Samsung products, we are eliminating a barrier to entry and streamlining 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, along with future support for the groundbreaking smart home interoperability standard, Matter, SmartThings is at the center of creating a unified connected home experience.
The integration of the SmartThings Hub empowers 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 over Wi-Fi or Ethernet, which will enable communication among 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 make people’s lives better. To bring this mission to life, we have doubled down on enhancing SmartThings technology and this is the next step in Samsung’s vision to make all homes connected,” said Jaeyeon Jung, Vice President at 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 deliver on the increasing demand for connected home devices that has been building since the start of the pandemic.”