Samsung Electronics announced today the 2016 Samsung Smart TV line-up will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready. Also, the entire line-up to be connected with the SmartThings platform.
SmartThings is an open platform that allows users to connect, manage and control smart devices and IoT services.
All the Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs will go f0r IoT hub technology, that would allow the Smart TV to act as the controller for the entire smart home.
SUHD TVs can connect with and control Samsung devices and SmartThings sensors. Surprisingly, making many things easier for users it can also connect with and control more than 200 other SmartThings compatible devices. So, now you can imagine the time when you will buy your new Smart TV with so many devices like cameras, lights, thermostats, etc tremendously controlled in one go.
Hyun Suk Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said about the 2016 Samsung Smart TV,
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.
Alex Hawkinson, CEO and Co-founder of SmartThings said,
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 forwards that will make it much easier for everyone to experience the benefits of a smart home.
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Samsung Smart TV – SUHD 2016 IoT Ready Features
Here are the features,
- Consumers can now access their smart devices directly from their smartphone and SUHD TV with SmartThings.
- Easier connection to all smart home devices and services through a single and uncomplicated user interface with the SmartThings application.
- Users can check the arrival of visitors and will be able to open their front door directly from where they are.
- A pop-up directly on the TV screen if some movement outside the home occurs. This would be possible through Motion sensor alert giving more security and you can check the occurrence whether at home or away.
- Cinema Mood of the the SmartThings application will provide you an amazing perfect home theater environment. An awesome viewing experience for users with automatic adjustments.
SmartThings Extend USB adaptor will be needed the full support of connectivity with SmartThings compatible devices.
At CES 2016, Samsung will demonstrate how Samsung’s Smart TVs are at the center of the expanding IoT ecosystem.
Source> Samsung News