What you need to know
- Samsung's SmartThings app is now available on Windows 10.
- The app allows you to control the large library of SmartThing-compatible devices.
- SmartThings works with Alexa, Google Assistant, Phillips Hue, Ring, and several other staples in the smart home industry.
Samsung's SmartThings is one of the largest ecosystems for connected and smart home devices. It works with thousands of smart devices, including products from Amazon, Phillips Hue, Ring, and Sonos. Now, people can control their automated devices from Windows 10 using the new SmartThings app. Aggiornamenti Lumia recently shared a link to the SmartThings app in the Microsoft Store.
Samsung announced that SmartThings would be preinstalled on its Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360, but it doesn't appear to be exclusive to these laptops. The app listing states that the SmartThings app has been optimized for the Galaxy Book, but it appears to work on any Windows 10 device. I was able to download it without any issues on a Huawei MateBook X Pro.
While many smart home and connected devices have their own hub, Samsung SmartThings can bring home automation to another level. You can use it to create scenes with different lines of products or program automation to make devices from different brands work together. You can also use SmartThings to find lost Galaxy devices.
Samsung's Quick Share app also appeared in the Microsoft Store recently, but it is exclusive to Galaxy Books released from May 2021 onward. I wasn't able to install Quick Share on an unsupported device.
Interestingly, this is a return of SmartThings to the Windows ecosystem as Samsung had an app for Windows Phone back in 2014, but it was later deprecated. SmartThings also worked with Cortana back in the day too.
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