What you need to know
- Samsung has joined hands with Google to bring Nest integration to the SmartThings ecosystem.
- Starting next month, SmartThings users will be able to control their Nest devices through the SmartThings app.
- It will also soon be possible to stream from your Nest devices directly to your Samsung TV.
Samsung today announced a new partnership with Google to integrate Nest products into its SmartThings IoT platform. The integration will make it possible for Samsung SmartThings users to control Google Nest thermostats, cameras, and doorbells through SmartThings, as they will be "Works With SmartThings" certified.
Ralf Elias, Global Vice President ioT at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement:
SmartThings technology continues to enhance and improve the way we experience smart living. We're pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Google and integrate Nest into our portfolio to offer users more ways to control and automate their home. We are committed to creating a universal system where all smart home devices can work cohesively together.
Aside from using the Samsung SmartThings app to control your Google Nest devices, you will be able to control various functions using voice commands as well. You can even stream live camera feeds from your outdoor Nest cameras directly to the Samsung TV in your living room or the Family Hub fridge.
Samsung says it will begin integrating Google Nest products into SmartThings in January 2021.
Google Nest Cam Indoor home security camera
The Google Nest Cam Indoor provides 24/7 live streaming video in 1080p with a 130-degree field-of-view and night vision. It can also send you an alert whenever it detects any unusual activity and lets you speak with people in your home with its built-in microphone.
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