Samsung officially announced that more than 10 million Samsung home appliances are now connected to the SmartThings platform. The Samsung SmartThings platform lets users control compatible devices with their voice. It also helps users to easily set up automation to easily manage home appliances. SmartThings works with hundreds of compatible devices, including lights, cameras, voice assistants, washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners.
Samsung SmartThings platform to exceed 20 million devices next year
Samsung acquired SmartThings in 2014 and relaunched the platform in 2018. Over the past four years, Samsung has been able to multiply the number of connected appliances under its umbrella. Samsung officially predicts that SmartThings will exceed the 12 million mark at the end of this year. The company also predicts that the platform will have over 20 million devices by the end of next year.
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One of the main reasons for the increase in the number of SmartThings connected devices is the efficient notification feature, Samsung said. This feature notifies the user when the operation is over or the device malfunctions. In addition, the remote control feature is a common feature. SmartThings regularly receives software upgrades that help diagnose and manage the product. From June to August this year, the monthly average number of users of the SmartThings platform was about 1.5 times that of the average number of users from January to May this year.
SmartThings is Samsung’s IoT and smart home platform. Samsung improves it every year by adding new features. A few months after its launch, Samsung launched SmartThings Find and SmartThings Energy on the platform. Subsequently, the company launched SmartThings Edge for a faster, more reliable smart home.
Samsung SmartThings Edge is a new architecture that allows the core functions of smart home products to work on a local network. This means that it no longer has to rely on cloud processing. This makes the experience faster, more reliable, and safer. Samsung claims users may not see concrete changes, but it will definitely be better in terms of connectivity and experience. This capability eliminates the need for cloud-based processing. This allows many processes to work locally on the SmartThings Hub.