Posted Wed Dec 30, 2015 at 01:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The company's upcoming smart TVs will incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Samsung has announced that its entire 2016 smart TV lineup will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready. Likewise, the TVs will also offer SmartThings platform connectivity, allowing them to control and manage other smart devices.
"With Samsung Smart TVs working with the SmartThings technology, we have an opportunity to reach millions of households," said Alex Hawkinson, CEO and Co-founder of SmartThings. "Applying this technology into current household devices is a major step forwards that will make it much easier for everyone to experience the benefits of a smart home."
Samsung's 2016 SUHD TVs will also incorporate IoT hub technology, letting them serve as controllers for a user's entire smart home environment. This means that customers can connect with and control other Samsung devices, SmartThings sensors, and more than 200 other SmartThings compatible devices directly through their TVs. Potential devices include products like connected lights, locks, thermostats, and cameras from a wide range of third party manufacturers.
Samsung smart TVs with IoT and SmartThings technology will be demoed at CES on January 6-9 in Las Vegas.
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