Google Nest to Integrate with Samsung SmartThings

Posted on December 8, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Google, Smart Home with 3 Comments

Google announced today that it will enable integration between its Nest-branded smart home products and Samsung’s SmartThings platform.

“To make it easier for you to control all of your connected devices, we’ve been working closely with manufacturers to make sure your devices communicate and work across the smart home ecosystem,” Google’s Michele Turner announced. “Coming soon, your Assistant and Nest devices will now interoperate more easily with your Samsung smart devices in your home.”

This integration means that users will be able to control Nest devices with the Samsung SmartThings app and through Samsung smart TVs, refrigerators, and other smart home devices. And Google says it is working with Samsung to bring an Android 11 feature to Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphones that lets see all of your connected devices from the Quick Panel screen.

On Samsung’s end, the consumer electronics giant is adding Google Assistant support into its new smart appliances and devices so that you can control them with your voice.

Finally, both firms will link their respective online accounts so that customers can more easily streamline the process of using devices and services from both ecosystems.

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4 responses to “Google Nest to Integrate with Samsung SmartThings”

  1. gregsedwards

    If anyone needs me, I'll be right over here in the corner, holding my breath.

  2. bluvg

    Translation: "We both tried to own it all, then realized neither of us was gaining a monopoly. Partnership is now in our best interests."

    Customer-focused, of course.

    • Paul Thurrott

      I don't think any smarthome company thought they could own this market. But clearly, integration is the key to any level of success for these kinds of products.
  3. legend

    Sounds like the death of Bixby to me.

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