SmartThings Provides Samsung Consumers Expanded Connected Home Capabilities to Control Devices
Samsung SmartThings, the leading technology enabling connected living and driving the future of IoT, today announced the addition of the new protocol Matter, which allows users to control Matter-compatible devices with their multiple Samsung products.1 It was announced on the Samsung Developer Conference. Thanks to the integration of Matter, Samsung Galaxy devices, TVs and Family Hub devices1 have the most versatile connectivity options through SmartThings.
Unveiled earlier this year, Matter is an industry-changing connectivity standard created by more than 180 companies that is transforming the smart home industry. Matter aims to become the de-facto standard in every home, offering consumers interoperability between devices, flexibility and greater choice when purchasing connected home devices. As an early founder, SmartThings is one of the most flexible platforms that can work with multiple protocols, including Zigbee, Z-Wave, and now Matter, enabling consumers with existing smart homes to seamlessly integrate new devices into their homes. In addition, Matter opens a brand new chapter of innovation for developers around the world, allowing more time to focus on creativity, while less time replicating efforts across ecosystems.
“We truly believe that Matter is the foundation and the future of IoT, and we are excited that Samsung SmartThings will embed it into so many products, accelerating smart home adoption and enabling users to more easily provide connected home experiences wherever they go. be,” said Michelle Mindala-Freeman, head of marketing for the Connectivity Standards Alliance.
“Samsung TVs, devices and Galaxy devices are part of the daily lives of millions of people around the world and the integration of SmartThings hub functionality into these devices will make it easier for users to live connected without having to add additional hardware. In addition, adding Matter support to the SmartThings platform will only broaden the choice of devices to connect as Matter-enabled devices hit the market next year,” said Jaeyeon Jung, Corporate Vice President at Samsung Electronics. and Head of SmartThings. “Matter will drive smart home adoption and SmartThings will make it easier for users to create smart home experiences with seamless device onboarding, custom automation and a choice of voice assistants. We are proud to have led this standardization initiative since inception, along with other industry leaders in an effort to bring the Matter protocol to life.”
Matter-ready devices will join numerous products and brands already available within SmartThings’ vast ecosystem, including devices from Google, eve Systems, Honeywell Home by Resideo, Linksys, Nanoleaf, Philips Hue, Schlage, Wemo, Yale and more.
Historically, the connected home has been very fragmented, and SmartThings has been the glue that connects devices across brands and platforms. SmartThings’ open platform brings together devices, developers and services to provide one of the largest integrated ecosystems. With hundreds of certified brands and millions of users on the platform, SmartThings facilitates innovations in connected living across multiple use cases.
Samsung will bring Matter to multiple products in 2022 when the new standard becomes available and fully integrates into the SmartThings platform.
For more information about SmartThings, visit www.smartthings.com.
1 Material support available on select models.
SmartThings is the leading technology enabling connected living and driving the future of IoT. Already supporting thousands of devices from hundreds of brands, the open platform opens up endless possibilities for innovators and developers seeking seamless connectivity across a vast IoT ecosystem. The company is committed to bringing smart functionality and capabilities everywhere consumers want to be, while improving the user experience. There are currently millions of people in more than 200 countries who have daily access to SmartThings technology to create automations and control facets of their smart homes through the SmartThings app and through a range of Samsung products such as phones, TVs and digital devices. SmartThings offers the most flexible number of protocols, including the new IoT standard Matter. Launched in 2012, SmartThings is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and is a founding member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies that create, maintain, and deliver open, global standards for the IoT. For more information, visit www.smartthings.com.
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