Samsung will showcase its entire 2016 Smart TV line-up at CES in Las Vegas (January 6-9) and has announced that the new range will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready.
The products will also be connected to SmartThings – an open platform that allows users to connect, manage and control smart devices and IoT services. This means the TV can act as a controller for the entire smart home.
Samsung’s SUHD TVs can connect with – and control – Samsung devices and SmartThings sensors, as well as over 200 other SmartThings compatible devices, including lights and locks and thermostats and cameras.
The SmartThings application also allows users to access all of their smart devices directly from their smartphone and SUHD TV, eliminating the need for multiple apps.
Said Hyun Suk Kim, president of Samsung’s visual display business: “The 2016 line up of Smart TVs will offer consumers new possibilities and cement Samsung’s market leading position, as the first company to launch IoT ready TVs.”
Added Alex Hawkinson, chief executive and and co-founder of SmartThings: “With Samsung Smart TVs working with the SmartThings technology, we have an opportunity to reach millions of households. Applying this technology into current household devices is a major step forward that will make it much easier for everyone to experience the benefits of a smart home.”