Samsung & Google to Enhance Smart Homes with Nest Integration

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Samsung SmartThings announced a partnership with Google, that brings the company’s portfolio of Nest products into SmartThings, the largest IoT ecosystems. Through the nest integration, Google Nest devices, will be “Works with SmartThings” (WWST) certified, allowing users to seamlessly control their smart homes through SmartThings.

From now, SmartThings users will be able to adjust a Nest thermostat, view live camera feeds from outdoor Nest cameras and hear who is at the door with Nest Hello, through their smart devices. SmartThings users can also incorporate Nest devices into their current WWST-certified devices to automated experiences with simple voice commands or through the SmartThings app.

SmartThings technology can create endless possibilities for enhancing everyday life:

  • Scenes can seamlessly adjust the lighting.
  • Automations can signal to a Nest thermostat when it’s time to adjust the temperature or if a window is open.
  • It can set the optimal temperature for a baby’s nap or even a home alone pet, taking into consideration details such as its fur length. Users can also activate outdoor and indoor lights ahead of arriving home.

Ralf Elias, Global Vice President IoT / Business Development & Partnerships at Samsung Electronics said, “SmartThings technology continues to enhance and improve the way we experience smart living. We’re pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Google and integrate Nest into our portfolio to offer users more ways to control and automate their home. We are committed to creating a universal system where all smart home devices can work cohesively together”.

Samsung is focused on simplifying smart technology development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility for consumers. SmartThings is an industry leader in IoT technology, and its open platform brings together devices, developers, and services to offer a largest integrated ecosystem. It also facilitates innovations in connected living across multiple use cases.

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