Samsung builds SmartThings control into every 2016 smart TV

Samsung just announced that its entire lineup of smart TVs will be SmartThings-ready in 2016. Better yet, every one of its premium SUHD TVs will also feature IoT hub technology that Samsung developed with SmartThings after its purchase in 2014.

In other words, every Samsung SUHD TV will be able to control SmartThings-compatible devices like lights, locks, and cameras without the need for a separate $99 SmartThings hub on the home network. A free SmartThings Extend USB adapter is required, however, in order to add the ZigBee and Z-Wave home automation protocols to the Wi-Fi already built into Samsung’s smart TVs.

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