Samsung’s SmartThings app is now available on the iOS platform, so that users can get the option to access and control different smart home devices. It is now available to the world under the Matter integration, with various technology companies working together to create this new platform for compatible devices or technologies.
San Francisco: Tech giant Samsung’s SmartThings app for iPhone and iPad has been updated to add support for Matter devices. Similar to Apple’s HomeKit, SmartThings is a smart home platform that is a subsidiary of Samsung, reports MacRumors. With the new app update, users are now able to control Matter-enabled smart home devices with an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch that are connected to the SmartThings Hub.
Previously, Matter accessories connected to the SmartThings Hub could only be controlled from Android devices, although now Apple devices can also be used. The report states that Matter is a smart home standard that can be integrated with all major smart home platforms from Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon and others. Meanwhile, earlier this month the tech giant announced the launch of smart home hub SmartThings Station at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023, which is the first Samsung product to support Matter.
According to the company, the Hub offers ‘simple, interoperable and reliable ways to connect more important devices’ and ‘quick setup and compatibility with a range of smart home products including Matter devices’. SmartThings is known to be a parallel to Apple’s HomeKit, also known as the Home app, which dedicates itself to controlling compatible devices on the portable technology. Samsung SmartThings app supports on iOS