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One of Samsung’s Smart TVs to be released in 2016 is the SUHD TV which will operate via the Internet of Things and SmartThings technology, making it possible for the TV to get connected with over 200 compatible devices and to operate each of them from a single user interface.
With the SmartThings technology, users can connect, manage, and control smart devices and IoT services via the open platform of the connected hub.
With Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs, a user can manage and control all SmartThings sensors and most Samsung devices with ease. These include connected residential cameras, security locks, lights, thermostats and a host of other compliant devices from other manufacturers – but the SmartThings Extend USB adaptor may be required.
“The 2016 line-up of Smart TVs will offer consumers new possibilities and cement Samsung’s market leading position, as the first company to launch IoT ready TVs.” said Hyun Suk Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
With a Samsung Smart TV using the SmartThings platform, a user will be able to check outdoor cameras, see visitors that arrive to the front door, open such doors without leaving the sofa, turn on or off appliances in the home, and do a lot of other things – so long they are all connected to the IoT.
“With Samsung Smart TVs working with the SmartThings technology, we have an opportunity to reach millions of households,” said Alex Hawkinson, CEO and Co-founder of SmartThings. “Applying this technology into current household devices is a major step forwards that will make it much easier for everyone to experience the benefits of a smart home.”
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It must however be pointed out that Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV utilizing the SmartThings technology must have the functionality activated based on the user’s region and the ability of SmartThings to cover more regions into its network.