Samsung has officially announced the global launch of itsÂ Samsung Smart Home service. The service will initially launch in Korea and theÂ US, with more countries getting the service throughout the year.
With Samsung Smart Home, the company aims to make home automationÂ “effortless and easy” by centralizing control from the single SamsungÂ Smart Home app. With the app, users will be able to connect and controlÂ multiple devices in their household simultaneously. As an example,Â a user will be able to say “Good Night” to their TV’s remote control andÂ other connected devices, including the TV and Smart Bulbs, could be set-up to automaticallyÂ switch off.
According to Samsung, the app can even be used away from the user’sÂ home via their smartphone or wearable device. Devices like washing machines orÂ dryers can be checked, automated, and controlled remotely.
â€śWe are excited thatÂ the launch of Samsung Smart Home makes the connected home a reality today andÂ allows our customers to live a smarter life,â€ť said Dr. WonPyo Hong, PresidentÂ and head of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. â€śSamsung SmartÂ Home lets people live better, worry less and be smarter with their devices andÂ appliances. We also have grand plans to enhance more and more parts of the homeÂ experience, especially with a view of expanding it to areas with high growthÂ potential such as home safety and energy management.â€ť
Samsung has also officially stated that all the dataÂ transmitted by the Samsung Smart Home app is encrypted for increased securityÂ for users, their homes, and personal data.
Currently, Samsung Smart Home users in the US will be ableÂ to connect their Samsung T9000 Smart French Door refrigerator and WF457 smartÂ front loading washing machine to their Smart Home app, but Samsung plans toÂ expand the Smart Home service’s line-up to the company’s other smart products,Â including the recently announced Smart Bulb and the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit.
Users can register to use Samsung Smart Home with theirÂ Samsung account and download the app from either the Samsung App Store orÂ Google Play Store. In addition, Samsung will be releasing a separate app fromÂ Tizen for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.