Samsung's SmartThings iOS App Now Lets You Control Matter Devices

Samsung's SmartThings app for the iPhone and iPad was today updated to add support for Matter devices. For those unfamiliar with SmartThings, it is a smart home platform that is a subsidiary of Samsung, and it is akin to Apple HomeKit.

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The SmartThings platform was updated with Matter support back in October, with Samsung rolling out Matter integration to SmartThings hubs last year. With the app update, Matter-enabled smart home devices that are connected to a SmartThings hub are able to be controlled with an ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, or Apple Watch.

Prior to now, Matter accessories connected to a SmartThings hub were only able to be controlled with an Android device, but now either Apple or Android devices can be used, which is useful in multi-platform households.

Matter is a smart home standard that is designed to integrate with all major smart home platforms from Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon, and more. A Matter home accessory can connect to both ‌HomeKit‌ and SmartThings, for example, and as long as an appropriate hub is available, it can be controlled through either smart home platform.

The SmartThings app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

Wildkraut Avatar
18 months ago

SmartThings is very useful. Tv, washer and dryer, thermostat, wiz lights are all hooked up to it.
I find them very stressful, and prefer dumb household devices and classic light switches.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
18 months ago

You're not wrong. Why would your geographic location be important? Oh right, to serve up ads.

Regarding your experience, the home networking (wired and wireless) is always a factor. Sometimes cheap routers supplied by ISPs are just that... super cheap and unreliable. Or sometimes there's network interference (wired and/or wireless) causing invisible problems.
Uhm to maybe turn on / off the lights when u enter or leave your house?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
User 6502 Avatar
18 months ago
Great. Now a Samsung app is the best way to control smart devices on an iOS device as apple home app and HomeKit suck and now are even more broken and malfunctioning.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kid1230 Avatar
18 months ago

I find them very stressful, and prefer dumb household devices and classic light switches.
Thanks for explaining to the class.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsbeamer Avatar
18 months ago
SmartThings is one of the easiest solutions for ZigBee and Z-Wave products, which are still the majority of "smart" devices on the market.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
18 months ago
SmartThings is very useful. Tv, washer and dryer, thermostat, wiz lights are all hooked up to it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)