At CES 2016 Samsung will unveil that every 2016 Smart TV they make will be Internet of Things (IoT) enabled and connect with the SmartThings platform.
Also, all of Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs will apply IoT hub technology. This means the TV will be able to be used as the controller for all other IoT devices. Think of it like being the basestation. They will be able to connect and control more than 200 SmartThings compatible devices like lights, cameras, thermostats and more.
Hyun Suk Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said:
“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.”
The SmartThings platform is what will mainly power all of this. It is what allows users to control IoT devices from their smartphone or TVs. Rather than having many different apps, you only need one app to rule them all.