Samsung Electronics has unveiled a 'Smart Home' service at the CES 2014 event in Las Vegas. The new service gives a single integrated platform to connect and manage your Smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones. The Smart Home service will be commercially rolled out for Samsung appliances and devices in the first half of 2014.
Samsung Smart Home service will enable users to manage and control their home devices through a single application. The service will offer three main services that will allow users to connect with their devices from anywhere including Home view, Device Control and Smart Customer service. The application will connect Home and personal devices including Smart TVs, refrigerators, washing machines to digital cameras, smartphones and even its GALAXY Gear smartwatch.
The device control will offer users customized settings on their devices to monitor and control home devices from anywhere. The home view allows users get real-time views of the home via built-in camera in appliances, and the smart customer service feature offers customers assistance in after sales servicing and notifies users about their appliance's servicing requirements.
Wonpyo Hong, President, Media Solutions Center, Samsung Electronics stated, “With Samsung Smart Home, we are bringing our capabilities as the world’s number-one manufacturer of smart devices to make the connected home a reality for consumers today. In the coming days, we will continue to roll out better home services to our consumers to enable them to keep enjoying a brand-new experience of ‘Smart Living and Beyond.”
LG has also unveiled its Home Chat service for users which allows users to control devices by sending them text messages. HomeChat will allows users to control their smart appliances and will get real time status updates of their devices from anywhere.