Smart Home connectivity service announced by Samsung
A new service enabling Smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones to be connected and managed through a single integrated platform known as Smart Home has been announced by Samsung.
The Samsung Smart Home had its debut at CES 2014 in Las Vegas with the service to be commercially rolled out across Samsung devices and appliances in the first half of 2014.
Samsung Smart Home’s will allow users to control and manage their home devices through a single application by connecting personal and home devices, from refrigerators and washing machines to Smart TVs, digital cameras, smartphones through an integrated platform and server.
“With Samsung Smart Home, we are bringing our capabilities as the world’s number-one manufacturer of smart devices to make the connected home a reality for consumers today,” said Andy Griffiths, President Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland.
The service will enable users to connect with their devices anytime and anywhere and will also offer voice command capabilities. Users can use customised settings on their mobile devices or Smart TV to monitor or control home devices — turning on air conditioning or lights — while inside or outside the home, or even while travelling abroad.
Initially, the Samsung Smart Home will focus on Samsung brand Smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones but the service will gradually expand its coverage to other manufacturers’ devices and appliances.
Future plans include expanding the Smart Home service to cover home energy, home security, eco home applications and more through partnerships with third-party service providers.