Within its SmartThings smart home platform, Samsung intends to implement a more comprehensive connection with the Philips Hue lighting system. According to statements made by the business to The Verge, it is now working on developing better music-based experiences that make use of Hue's smart lighting. This is in response to a story published by SamMobile, which said that a new update to the SmartThings app would allow users to synchronize their Hue lights with the content on their television.
Even though native Philips Hue Sync support will not be coming to a Samsung TV near you any time soon, Samsung is working on something new with Philips Hue.
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A Past Filled With Music
The color-changing LED lights offered by Philips Hue may presently be synchronized with music via the use of a variety of third-party services and applications, such as Spotify and Hue Disco, to provide a disco effect in the comfort of your own home. There is also Philips Hue's own Hue Sync App, which can only be used on a computer, and the $250 Sync Box can also control the experience in terms of music. A music sync interaction with the SmartThings app, on the other hand, has the potential to make the process simpler and more affordable for users of SmartThings. In addition, a Hue Bridge is required for each of the currently available integrations. If the SmartThings partnership could function without it, maybe by using the SmartThings hub instead, it would be a huge move, despite the fact that it is very unlikely to occur.
Time For An Upgrade
SamMobile has speculated that a significant upgrade to the SmartThings app would be released following the August release of Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones. The company made this prediction. In addition, it is more likely to be connected to the anticipated updates to Samsung smart TVs and Family Hub smart refrigerators than it is to the company's phones. These home gadgets, according to Samsung, will eventually become SmartThings hubs and Matter controllers.
Matter is a new smart home standard that was developed by a group of companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and others, including Samsung SmartThings. It is planned to make the equipment used in smart homes perform more effectively and dependably with one another and across different platforms. As a result of this fundamental shift in the smart home's architecture, it is quite likely that all smart home systems will need significant revisions. Apple has previously disclosed that it would update its HomeKit application in preparation for the launch of Matter. Google has also provided specifics on its plans to enhance its platform. All of this indicates that a significant upgrade to SmartThings, the likes of which have not been seen before 2021, is possible.
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