Home automation has become one of the fastest growing fields in technology, and 2013 saw such innovations as the Philips Hue lighting system, which my colleague Andrew has recently been playing with. Now Samsung is getting in on the game, announcing it will be showing off its new Smart Home technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics show.
“The Samsung Smart Home brand and product logo will debut at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, and the service will be commercially rolled out across Samsung devices and appliances in the first half of 2014. Pursuing its vision for a connected world, Samsung will also collaborate with third-party partners to make the Smart Home service extendible to their products and services, building the foundation for a rapidly-growing ecosystem of connected home services”.
The new technology is designed to bring together your TV with appliances and mobile devices. The plan is for the user to be able control all of this from a single app.
Samsung Smart Home will initially provide three main service features enabling users to connect with their devices from anywhere, anytime: Device Control, Home View and Smart Customer Service.