[In-Depth Look #4] How the Galaxy S9 and SmartThings Simplify Users’ Connected Lives
In addition to introducing exciting new ways for users to capture memories, multitask and enjoy dynamic entertainment, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ offer seamless controls over the wide range of IoT devices that are united by Samsung’s SmartThings app. Let’s take a look at how this powerful combination simplifies users’ connected lives.
What is the SmartThings App?
Available in March, the new SmartThings app places controls for a wide ecosystem of compatible smart devices in one simple and consistent interface, making it easy to manage every facet of your connected lifestyle, whether it be at home, at the office or on the go.
The SmartThings app was designed to remove the complicated steps that are often required to complete everyday tasks and chores, and does so by fostering seamless interactions between a household’s IoT technologies. The new app unites the previous SmartThings app with existing Samsung IoT applications, including Samsung Connect, Smart Home and Smart View, to allow for consistent experiences across SmartThings-compatible devices.
The list of compatible devices is ever-growing, and, as announced at CES 2018 earlier this year, includes Samsung’s latest Family Hub refrigerators and Smart TVs.
The Perfect Pair
Together, the SmartThings app and the Galaxy S9 offer users all the tools they need to keep their household running smoothly, and streamline how they connect and share with one another to enjoy content.
The app transforms the Galaxy S9 into a universal control for a wide range of devices, allowing users to use their smartphone to, for instance, see who’s at the front door through their connected doorbell, check what’s in their Family Hub fridge when planning for dinner, and receive real-time notifications when their laundry is finished or the floors need to be vacuumed*.
The Galaxy S9’s camera was designed to revolutionize how we capture the millions of unforgettable moments that occur in our everyday lives. When paired with SmartThings, the camera presents users with a fun and dynamic way to enhance how they share those moments, allowing them to easily send incredible photos and videos captured with their Galaxy S9 directly to their or others’ Samsung Smart TVs, Family Hub fridges, or other compatible displays by connecting the devices to their Samsung account.
Speaking of Samsung’s Smart TVs, thanks to their SmartThings integration, setting up the displays couldn’t be simpler. The app allows you to effortlessly transfer login information, as well as your favorite apps, directly from your Galaxy S9 to your new TV. So you can start enjoying a more streamlined and personalized content-viewing experience as soon as you turn it on.
From streamlining daily tasks to helping families share special moments, the Galaxy S9 and SmartThings make it easy for households to simplify how they manage their smart devices, and their connected lives**.
*Subject to connected devices’ compatibility and specifications
**The SmartThings app will be available to download on all compatible devices in the coming months
***All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.