Google and Samsung are bringing their good dwelling platforms collectively for the primary time. Samsung’s SmartThings will assist Google Nest units beginning in January 2021, constructing a bridge between one of many trade’s main ecosystems for managing good units like cameras and thermostats with one of many main corporations growing these merchandise.
Previous to this, homeowners of units that certified for the “Works With SmartThings” (WWST) certification had to make use of separate software program to handle any Google Nest merchandise they owned. Following the launch of the mixing subsequent month, all Nest merchandise can be controllable from the SmartThings platform and can qualify as WWST units.
The partnership additional bolsters Samsung’s good dwelling platform, which is among the main hub makers for managing good dwelling units on the identical community. Samsung bought SmartThings in 2014 for $200 million as a result of firm’s proficiency at serving to good dwelling merchandise talk throughout varied protocol requirements.
Since then, SmartThings has grown to assist 1000’s of merchandise as Samsung has pushed to combine the platform with just about each good dwelling model in the marketplace, with Google remaining a notable exception till right now. Samsung says its platform now has greater than 180 licensed manufacturers and greater than 63 million energetic customers.