Samsung has announced that its 2016 range of Smart TVs will have its SmartThing platform built in, this will allow the TV to act as a Smart Home hub for controlling IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
The company will be showing off its new 2016 range of Samsung Smart TVs at CES 2016 next week, there are no details on any specific devices as yet.
Among the 2016 Smart TVs, all Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs will apply IoT hub technology, allowing the TV itself to act as the controller for the entire smart home. Samsung developed its own IoT hub technology with SmartThings for 2016 SUHD TVs.
SUHD TVs can connect with and control Samsung devices and SmartThings sensors, as well as more than 200 other SmartThings compatible devices. These include everything from connected lights and locks to thermostats and cameras, from a wide range of high quality third party manufacturers. For the full support of connectivity with SmartThings compatible devices, SmartThings Extend USB adaptor is required.
You can find out more details about Samsung’s plans for IoT devices with their new range of TVs over at Samsung at the link below.