Samsung has given its smart home app SmartThings a fresh interface

Samsung has updated the user interface of its smart home app SmartThings, replacing the slightly muted color scheme of the previous app, which is filled with grays and earthy colors, with a new UI and a fresher look overall. The new interface launches on Android today, along with an iOS version to “follow” at an unknown time in the future, Samsung says.

Whereas the previous app’s interface centered around multiple spaces allocated by users for smart home gadgets, the new layout now focuses on five spaces:

  • Favorites – New home screen (scheduled routines like morning or outing) for quick access to the devices and scenes that users use the most
  • Device- A full list of all connected smart devices is
  • life – Access additional services from Samsung, such as SmartThings Cooking (which helps align shopping lists and recipes into a coherent life plan).
  • automation – Create and configure Samsung’s if-this-then-automation, such as triggering lights based on motion sensors.
  • menu – All other items including notifications, settings and device history.

That’s all the info and images we have right now about the new SmartThings app, but it seems like a smart enough update. To get a better idea, you should see for yourself how it works.

It’s nice to see Samsung once paying some attention to SmartThings, but app updates are the least the company can do. We are discontinuing making original hardware for our smart home platform and outsourcing work to third parties to create “SmartThings compatible” devices. The company says it’s working with Matter, a new smart home alliance among its members that includes Google, Amazon and Apple, but has yet to see specific details on how this will affect current SmartThings owners.

The SmartThings app is also available for download for Windows PCs, but it doesn’t seem like the app will be updated with the Android and iOS versions.

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