Google and Samsung are bringing their sensible dwelling platforms collectively for the primary time. Samsung’s SmartThings will help Google Nest gadgets beginning in January 2021, constructing a bridge between one of many trade’s main ecosystems for managing sensible gadgets like cameras and thermostats with one of many main corporations growing these merchandise.
Previous to this, house owners of gadgets that certified for the “Works With SmartThings” (WWST) certification had to make use of separate software program to handle any Google Nest merchandise they owned. Following the launch of the mixing subsequent month, all Nest merchandise will probably be controllable from the SmartThings platform and can qualify as WWST gadgets.
The partnership additional bolsters Samsung’s sensible dwelling platform, which is without doubt one of the main hub makers for managing sensible dwelling gadgets on the identical community. Samsung purchased SmartThings in 2014 for $200 million as a result of firm’s proficiency at serving to sensible dwelling merchandise talk throughout varied protocol requirements.
Since then, SmartThings has grown to support thousands of products as Samsung has pushed to combine the platform with nearly each sensible dwelling model available on the market, with Google remaining a notable exception till at the moment. Samsung says its platform now has greater than 120 licensed manufacturers and greater than 63 million lively customers.
Samsung says its new Google partnership means Nest gadgets will be included into SmartThings Scenes for organising automated controls for a number of gadgets on the identical time, and the mixing will even imply Samsung TVs and its Household Hub fridge will help streaming from Nest cameras and different gadgets.