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