Samsung has announced that it is integrating its SmartThings Hub software, into select 2022 Samsung Smart TVs, Smart Monitors, and Family Hub refrigerators. The integration of this SmartThings Technology will deliver "seamless connectivity and control" for an enhanced user experience.
Samsung SmartThings' Head of Product and Engineering, Mark Benson stated:
Historically, consumers relied on dedicated hubs to connect each of their devices. By integrating SmartThings Hub technology into select Samsung products, we are eliminating a barrier to entry and streamlining the entire process to enable consumers to create the connected home of their dreams.
For a unified connected home experience, Samsung SmartThings will offer future support for the smart home interoperability standard, Matter. Along with Matter, the built-in software will offer support for connection over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. With the help of an optional USB accessory, additional connectivity to Zigbee devices will also be attainable.
Vice President at Samsung Electronics and Head of SmartThings, Jaeyeon Jung stated:
SmartThings’ mission has always been to create experiences that can make people’s lives better. To bring this mission to life, we have doubled down on enhancing SmartThings technology and this is the next step in Samsung’s vision to make all homes connected. With the breadth of the Samsung portfolio and the open, versatile and flexible platform offered by SmartThings, we are uniquely positioned to deliver on the increasing demand for connected home devices that has been building since the start of the pandemic.
SmartThings Hub will also enable users to "get the most out of their Samsung devices by leveraging various smart home communication protocols." SmartThings Hub capabilities will be available in select Samsung devices all through 2022.