Samsung SmartThings is now available for Windows. SmartThings, a subsidiary of Samsung, launched a new version of its homonymous application, for the first time for Windows.
This move followed the launch of the new generation of Galaxy Books, extensively for all Windows 10 computers.
Samsung SmartThings arrived in the Windows Store
After its acquisition by Samsung in 2014, two years after its founding as a small company that emerged thanks to crowdfunding, SmartThings has focused on the development of home automation software, linked to the Internet of Things.
Its flagship app bears the same name as the company, SmartThings. Originally available for Android and iOS devices, this platform allowed the management of light switches, plugs, and smart electronic devices that can be installed in the home. Predominantly, this app integrates with Samsung hardware but also supports devices from other manufacturers.
With the presentation of its new generation of Galaxy laptops, the Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Pro, and Galaxy Book Pro 360, some new apps released by Samsung Electronics appeared in the Windows 10 app store. Among them, SmartThings stands out.
This new version of the application offers us a reflection of the experience we can have on our cell phones to control our devices, but not to manage them. At least in this first released version, only those devices previously connected to the linked Samsung account can be managed. Advanced device management and pairing tools remain exclusive to mobile apps.
The application was developed in an optimized way for the new Galaxy Book. However, it can be downloaded from any Windows 10 device. Failure to meet some technical requirements, such as Bluetooth connectivity, could compromise the quality of the experience.
Especially for those households that have a significant number of devices connected through this platform, adding a computer as a means of control can be useful for the moments when we find ourselves using it, mainly for the contribution of notifications.
SmartThings is completely free to download and is available through the Microsoft Store. In addition to Windows, it is also available for Xbox.