Samsung talks about the future of Smart Home services
In a recent press conference, Won-Pyo Hong, President of Samsung Electronics’ Media Solution Center, announced that the connected home industry will witness a sea change in the next two to three years. He said, “In the next two to three years, smart home services will provide an enormous benefit for people—just as smartphones and smart TVs do now.” Hong mentioned that Samsung is leading the way with its Smart Home service, which the manufacturer launched earlier this month in the U.S. and South Korea. The service allows users to monitor home appliances like TVs, air conditioners, washing machines, smart bulbs and others with their smartphones. Using the Smart Home service, users will be able to control a washing machine’s wash cycle, switch off the TV, and lower the temperature remotely. Samsung’s Smart Home utility is available on all Android devices running Android 4.0 and higher, and will be available on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches later this month.
Hong announced that Samsung is building an ecosystem that allows organizations in the telecommunication, consumer electronics, construction, energy and security industries to create a more robust set of services for the connected home initiative. Hong said the idea behind such collaboration is to make a difference. “We want to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing people smart and emotionally intelligence services. By moving companies part of Samsung’s Smart Home in the same direction, we hope to turn the future of smart home into a reality.”