Forget virtual assistants on your phone or tablet. Samsung wants to put one in your house with its new integrated Smart Home platform to make you feel like Tony Stark in your own home.
From your smart device, Samsung will give you power over your washing machine, lights, air conditioners and other gadgets. You can also control it with your voice.
By saying “going out” to your house, you can engage a type of away mode that turns the lights, TV and other devices off.
The good thing about the new Smart Home platform is that all you need is a Samsung device to control it. Either a Smart TV, Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Phone or tablet — even a Galaxy Camera — will get you access to the new Smart Home app.
The Smart Home offering is broken down into three services at launch: Device Control for (obviously) controlling multiple devices; Home View whch allows you to monitor what’s going on in your house through cameras and Smart Customer Service which can help you when you run into trouble.
Luke Hopewell travelled to CES as a guest of Samsung