Samsung Smart TVs Will Be Connected With the SmartThings Platform
A rug may bring the living room together, but your TV is about to bring your whole home together.We’re excited to announce that all 2016 Samsung Smart TVs will be compatible with SmartThings, and all SUHD TVs will have IoT Hub technology so your TV can become the heart of your smart home. With the 2016 SUHD TVs, you will now be able to connect with, control, and monitor more than 200 other compatible devices including lights, locks, thermostats, cameras, speakers, appliances, SmartThings sensors, and more. (See a video of the integration in action.)
These brand-new IoT-enabled TVs will be demoed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and become available to the public in 2016. By pairing your SUHD TV with SmartThings, you will be able to control and manage connected devices directly from the SmartThings app within the SUHD TV as well as with your mobile app.
In order to connect your SUHD TV with the full range of SmartThings-compatible products, you’ll simply need to plug a free USB adapter called the “SmartThings Extend” (which enables you to monitor and control ZigBee and Z-Wave devices) into the TV.
The SmartThings SUHD application will allow you to trigger different SmartThings Routines, get notifications when important events happen, see what’s happening in and around your home with compatible cameras, and control your connected devices–all from the TV.
This is just the first of a series of new announcements we’ll be unveiling during this year’s CES event. Be sure to check back regularly here on the blog as the consumer tech world turns its eyes to Las Vegas and Samsung.
[UPDATE:] At this year’s CES press conference, Samsung announced that customers who purchase a 2016 Samsung Smart TV will be offered a free SmartThings Extend.