Samsung's 2016 Smart TV lineup will be IoT, SmartThings ready

All of Samsung's Smart TVs next year will let you control the lights, locks, and other parts your home.

Published Wed, Dec 30 2015 3:39 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

All of Samsung's Smart TVs releasing in 2016 will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready and attached to the SmartThings platform, for anyone on the lookout.

Samsung's 2016 Smart TV lineup will be IoT, SmartThings ready |

Basically, this means any TV you buy from Samsung next year will allow you to use it in as a remote for all kinds of things in your home, including home theater relevant things like lighting and surround sound, but also locks, thermostats, cameras, and heaps more. A smartphone can act as a remote, too.

While all Smart TVs will launch with the technology, it won't necessarily be activated: Samsung will be slowly rolling out SmartThings activations on a regional basis.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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