Samsung Electronics has announced the official global launch of its Samsung Smart Home service.
The service, which will first be rolled out in Korea and the United States, makes home automation easy, with a single app that makes it possible to connect and control home appliances, TVs and mobile devices.
Samsung says that with its Samsung Smart Home app, you'll be able to control multiple devices simultaneously. For example, you can say "Good Night" to the TV remote control, and connected devices within the home such as the Smart Bulb and air conditioners could be set-up to automatically turn off. And even when you are at work, you can use the app on your smartphone or wearable device to check the status of home appliances; for example, you can fully control the washer and select the correct wash settings for the laundry to be ready just when you arrive at home.
All data that is transmitted by the app is encrypted for increased security.
You should register for the Samsung Smart Home app with your Samsung Account. For smart phones, the app can be downloaded from Samsung Apps and Google Play. Samsung will offer a separate app for Samsung Gear 2 powered by Tizen soon, and the app for Samsung's 2014 Smart TV models will be available in April.
Through the app, users can add and manage all compatible devices and appliances that are connected to the wireless home network. Once a device has been added to the Smart Home app, it can be set up with a few steps using the app?s user interface.
Samsung plans to expand its service line-up to other smart products, including the Smart Bulb as well as robot vacuum cleaners and the Samsung Gear Fit.