Samsung SmartThings… does that name sound familiar?
If you’re interested in smart homes, you may have heard about it more than once.
It’s an app that lets you manage all of your smart devices at once.
Without a doubt, it sounds very useful and new!
- But really, do you need one?
- Find out how SmartThings can help you out!
- Keep reading to find out:
- SmartThings works with 22 different kinds of devices.
What Samsung SmartThings is and how it works. What features can make your daily life easier. And a lot more…
What is Samsung SmartThings?
With the Samsung SmartThings app, you can control smart home devices that you have set up in your home.
It’s Samsung’s attempt to make an app that can control all smart devices from one place.
With this, you don’t have to switch from app to app to control and manage all your devices.
So you can automate your whole home with just this one app.
Do you know what makes Samsung SmartThings the best thing to buy?
It’s the app’s ability to control and automate multiple devices at the same time.
And yes, you can use one click to control your lights, TV, and soundbar.
SmartThings has two big and interesting features that make it stand out:
Automations are a type of control setting that let you automate more than one device at the same time.
With this, you can set up automation and run multiple devices based on one trigger.
Set up automation if you want certain things to start running when you get home.
Once you’ve opened the front door and unlocked it, you can set your lights and air conditioner to turn on automatically.
You can also set your head shower to start getting warmer on its own.
Automations are set off by “triggers,” while scenes are set off by “moods.”
You can automate smart devices based on the time of day with scenes. (Or how you feel).
You might want to make a schedule for the “morning.”
At a certain time in the morning, you can set your alarm to go off, your lights and window blinds to open, and your coffee machine to start making coffee.
You can also set up a “movie night” scene to run by itself. Where your lights will dim and your TV and soundbar will turn on at the same time.
Does my phone need a SmartThings app?
If you have more than one smart thing at home, you need the SmartThings app on your phone. This lets you control and manage multiple devices with just one click and at certain times. SmartThings lets you control all of your devices from anywhere, whether you’re at home or not.
22 Things that work with Samsung SmartThings
1: How to Dress a Window
Do you want your blinds or curtains to open by themselves when your alarm goes off?
With Samsung SmartThings, you can do it.
You can do that by connecting your smart window treatment to SmartThings.
Just set up your window treatment first, and then add it to SmartThings’ devices.
If you have smart window coverings, you can connect them to the SmarthThings app.
2: Lights in the home
What can make your home feel more cozy or expensive than lights that turn on and off on their own?
Imagine how convenient it would be to change the lights in your home based on the time of day or the event.
Don’t warm, dim lights make you feel cozy at night?
Or maybe you want blue-colored lights for a party at night?
With Samsung SmartThings, you can do either of those things.
SmartThings works with the following lighting and tech brands: Arlo, WiZ, LIFX, Vision, TP-Link, Yeelight, XLSmart, Nanoleaf, Ledvance, Megaman, and Ajax Online.
- Luna Square.
- Adurosmart ERIA.
Do you want to turn on the WiZ ceiling light in your living room or the ERIA light bulb in your bedroom? With just the SmartThings app, you can do that in one sitting.
3: Cooling system and thermostat
You don’t want your air conditioner and thermostat to automatically change the temperature, do you?
If you do, you should put the Samsung SmartThings app on your phone right away.
SmartThings can do more than just set schedules for air conditioners and thermostats. It can also automatically change the temperature you set. Adding things to your home that make it feel cozier and more exciting.
All of those things wouldn’t have to be done by you.
You can go home whenever you want, and it will always be a cozy place to be.
A “Home Care Wizard” is also part of Samsung SmartThings.
This wizard gives a diagnosis of AI. And if something is wrong with your appliances, it will let you know.
4: Air purifier & humidifier
Do you have a young child in your house?
Or do you just want the air in your house to be more clean and fresh?
SmartThings can help you with that no matter what.
SmartThings can also work with devices that clean the air or add moisture to it.
And it uses analytics to help you keep an eye on the air quality in your home.
It can tell you how good or bad the air quality is in a certain room.
Luna Square, Moodo, and Miro SmartHome are all brands that work with SmartThings.
5: TV and Screen
Smart TVs and displays can also be controlled by SmartThings.
You can just tap the app on your phone whenever you want to watch a movie.
It works with 148 different kinds of TVs made in 2017 or later.
So, it shouldn’t be too hard to connect your existing smart TV to SmartThings.
If you want to have a movie night with your friends, you can just tap the “movie night” scene in your SmartThings app.
And your smart TV and soundbar will both open at the same time.
SmartThings also works with Samsung soundbars.
It works with at least 15 different soundbar models.
So, if you have one at home, try to connect it to the SmartThings app.
The app has access to the settings for your soundbar, so you can also change the volume of the soundbar through the app.
If you want to watch a great movie at home, you can automate it with other smart devices.
SmartThings can control more than just entertainment devices. It can also control smart cooktops.
SmartThings can be a great help if you like to do many things at home at once.
With this app, you can use your phone to control and keep an eye on your smart cooktop.
You can check on and change the cooktop settings from a distance while you feed your pet.
It protects your home and your family.
And it’s a good addition for homes with a lot going on.
Didn’t make a list of things to buy?
Using SmartThings, you can check what’s in your fridge from afar.
If you forget something, you don’t have to go back home. The app can tell you what you forgot.
SmartThings will also let users know if the fridge door was left open.
Helping homeowners save money and use less energy.
You can look through the app to see if the ingredients you need are available if you want to cook something quickly.
Wouldn’t that help you in your daily life?
9: Washer and dryer
The SmartThings app is great for people who are always on the go.
It works with both washers and dryers, which makes it easier to do laundry.
Using the app, you can keep an eye on your washer and dryer while you’re out doing other things.
If you’re not at home when the washing is done, SmartThings will let you know right away.
And will just ask that you rinse the clothes again so they don’t smell.
Basically, it’s like having an always-reliable robot assistant!
Have you finished washing and drying your clothes?
Why not put them on an airdresser to get them clean and straight?
The Samsung AirDresser works with SmartThings.
It’s a small, smart closet that you can put inside your closet.
So, if you’re almost done with the laundry, you can set up your airdresser from a distance.
Through the SmartThings app, you can change its settings based on the type of fabric the clothes are made of.
Does your house have a smart valve?
If so, you can connect it to SmartThings and use it to control it from afar.
Smart valves let homeowners change the water pressure in their faucets.
By doing this, you save money and water.
You can save more water with SmartThings.
As it lets you get to your smart valve quickly and from a distance whenever you need to.
12: Control and Switch
SmartThings works with a lot of different appliances, but it also works with smart switches and remotes.
With the SmartThings app, you can link your smart TV and its remote. And use only one thing to control the TV from a distance.
You can also connect smart switches and dimmers to SmartThings if you have them in your home.
So you wouldn’t have to move anything to turn down the lights in your bedroom or living room.
Note: All of your Samsung devices must be linked to the same Samsung account for SmartThings to work.
13: Adapter & Outlet
Using smart adapters and outlets, you can turn things that aren’t smart into things that are.
You can also connect them to SmartThings to use the app to control devices that aren’t smart.
By doing this, you’ll be able to access and control all of your smart home devices better.
Plus, you can use automation to make several devices work better together.
Just make sure your gadgets work with SmartThings, and you’re good to go.
Tip: Look for a logo that says “Works with SmartThings” on the device or its box. This is how you can tell if the device works with SmartThings.
14: Tracking energy use
Do you have a device or app that can track your energy use?
It can also be used with SmartThings.
By doing this, you can better keep an eye on your appliances because you can see all of them in one app.
If you get a warning about one app, you can change that app’s settings from within the SmartThings app.
Managing your devices in one app sure sounds convenient, doesn’t it?
15: Lighting and energy management
SmartThings also works with some devices that control lights and energy.
It makes it much easier to change settings and keep track of how it’s being used.
Not only that, but you can control them even when you’re not at home.
If you’re going to be gone for a few days, you can turn off some things at once. And set them up so that they turn on when you get home.
16: Camera monitor & CCTV
CCTVs and baby monitors are great security tools for all kinds of homes.
But it can be hard to keep track of multiple units that are in different parts of your home.
With the SmartThings app, it’s easier to get to your security cameras and monitors.
With the same app, you can keep an eye on your baby in the kids’ room and your pet in the backyard.
With SmartThings, you don’t have to worry about keeping track of multiple camera screens.
17: Doorbell & door locks
Try out the SmartThings app if you have a smart doorbell and door locks in your home.
With the Samsung SmartThings app, you can control more than one smart door lock from the same app.
Making it easy for people who don’t know much about technology to use.
You can use the SmartThings app to double-check your home’s security locks when you’re not there.
In case you left one open, the app also lets you lock it.
Note: Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana can all work with SmartThings. So, you can also tell your smart devices what to do by talking to them.
18: Siren & alarm panel
SmartThings can also be used with smart alarms and sirens.
With the app, you can use your voice to control your alert systems.
The app also lets you change the alarm settings.
So you wouldn’t have to turn the alarm panel’s switches by hand.
This can be helpful, especially in an emergency or when you aren’t at home.
19: Different kinds of sensors
Different sensors from different brands require separate control apps.
And that can be a pain, especially for people who aren’t tech-savvy or who have a lot going on at home.
With the SmartThings app, you can control and manage all the smart sensors in your home from within the app.
SmartThings works with a number of smart sensors, such as: • Vision sensor.
- Sensor for motion.
- Moisture sensor.
- Presence sensor.
- Air quality sensor.
- Open/close sensor.
- Multi-functional sensor.
Here’s a video on how to add smart sensors, hubs, and outlets to the Samsung SmartThings app!
20: Z-wave hub
Samsung You should use the SmartThings hub to connect all of your other smart devices to it.
But you can keep using the hub you’re already using.
As Z-wave hubs can also be used with SmartThings.
Just make sure that all of your devices are on the same network for SmartThings to work.
The SmartThings app and the hub you already have should both be connected to the same network.
21: Range extender
In your home, do you have range extenders?
Well, you can also use the SmartThings app to connect it.
Range extenders use a separate control app.
But when you pair them with SmartThings, you can control them all at once.
Just think about how much you can get to and how much you can control with it.
Not only that, but you can use the same app to control devices that are connected to the router.
22: Tag & tracker
Samsung has made a device called SmartTag that can be used as a tag or tracker.
This device can find lost Samsung and non-Samsung devices up to 393 feet (120 meters) away from your phone.
If you have more than one Galaxy SmartTag, you can also use the SmartThings app to connect them.
If you do this, you’ll be able to use one app to access both devices. This makes it easier to find a lost device.
Just make sure the tracker is set up and turned on.