While many homes already have ‘smart’ technology like a security system or television that can be accessed and managed through your phone or tablet, Samsung aims to take this one step further by introducing Smart Home.
The Smart Home app includes three main features (Device Control, Home View, and Smart Customer Service) and will allow users to control their TVs, home appliances, and handheld devices in a single platform.
What it does: Personalize the settings on your electronics and turn them on or off remotely.
How you’ll use it: Control the lights or temperature from your phone or use voice commands to control several appliances at one time––for example, the phrase ‘going out’ can trigger your lights, TV, and computer to shut off simultaneously.
What it does: Use the cameras built-in to your TV and other devices to take a remote peek inside your home.
How you’ll use it: Be your own security––check up on your house by using real-time streaming on your smartphone.
Smart Customer Service
What it does: Notifies users when appliances need servicing or consumables need to be replenished.
How you’ll use it: Receive updates from your fridge when you’re running low on milk or get notified when your washing machine is about to break down.
For the time being, the Smart Home technology is limited to Samsung products; however, the company is looking to extend its service to third-party manufacturers in the future.