Samsung has a portfolio of devices and appliances that would make Apple envious. But unlike Apple’s, Samsung’s devices don’t work well together.
With the Galaxy S8 smartphones and other new products, Samsung hopes that will change. The company is setting in motion a grand plan to build smart homes where its devices operate seamlessly and provide a consistent user experience.
Samsung’s S8 smartphones will be able to activate appliances through Connect, an app based on the company’s SmartThings platform. With just a flick of the finger, the app will allow users to start a robot vacuum cleaner, dim lights, or even ask a Family Hub refrigerator to analyze contents and send a supermarket shopping list.