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Samsung Smart Home service launches today

Samsung has started the global rollout of its Samsung Smart Home service, helping you take control of your household appliances.

Initially the service will roll out in Korea and the US, but it will come out in the UK later this year.

The Samsung Smart Home service uses a single app that connects to select home applicances, TVs and other mobile devices.

“We’re excited that the launch of Samsung Smart Home makes the connected home a reality today and allows our customers to live a smarter life,” said Dr. WonPyo Hong, President and head of the Media Solution Centre at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Smart Home lets people live better, worry less and be smarter with their devices and appliances.”

Using the Smart Home app, you’ll be able to control multiple devices at once, even using special commands to assign pre-set functions.

For example, Samsung suggests you could say “Good Night” to your TV remote and this would turn off all connected devices in your house when you’re ready for bed.

Currently the app is available in select regions from Samsung Apps or Google Play, but a separate Samsung Gear 2 Tizen app will launch in April.

Samsung smart bulbs, robot vacuum cleaners and Samsung Gear Fit will also be added to the Smart Home compatibility list in the future.

In an attempt to tap into the growing connected home experience, which includes devices like the Nest Smart Thermostat, Tado and Hive, Samsung also hints it could launch its own energy management system in the future.

“We also have grand plans to enhance more and more parts of the home experience, especially with a view of expanding it to area with high growth potential such as home safety and energy management.”

Read more: Smart Thermostats in the UK – Nest and its rivals compared

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