Samsung Launches Smart Home Service
Samsung is advancing its master plan to connect all of its devices with today's launch of Samsung Smart Home in the United States and Korea.
In a statement, Samsung said the service features a single app that allows users to connect and control home appliances, TVs and mobile devices.
Samsung present an example of the system works, where the user can simply say “Good Night” to the TV remote control, and connected devices within the home such as smart light bulbs and other Samsung appliances can be set-up to automatically turn off.
Users can register for the Samsung Smart Home app with their Samsung Account. For smartphones, the app can be downloaded from the Samsung Apps store and Google Play. The company promises a separate app for Samsung Gear 2 powered by Tizen and the app for Samsung’s 2014 Smart TV models will be available in April.
Samsung's Smart Bulb and Smart Ovens will be added to the service in the second half of this year, including the functionality for “good night” voice recognition.