SmartThings is Samsung’s smart device platform, similar to Amazon Alexa (no virtual assistant) or Google Home. It links Samsung products and thousands of third-party devices and platforms together. But the app has been in need of attention for some time. The design of this app doesn’t suit One UI at all and without tabbed organization Looking for a specific device can take some time. Thankfully, Samsung has finally overhauled its much-needed SmartThings app.
An app update for Android devices is expected starting today, and the iOS app will receive a similar update soon. Samsung is discontinuing the hamburger menu for the new tab design. It has buttons for Favorites, Devices, Life (recommended services and devices), Automation and Menus (for more settings). No more tapping to check what your TV is doing.
“The Windows mobile and desktop applications of the same name now have enhanced updates,” Samsung said in the announcement. “As part of SmartThings̵7; ongoing commitment to making the connected home experience easier, This new interface provides an easier user journey. stronger and faster loading times with a brand new interface.”
This new design is just the latest changes to the SmartThings platform in the past few months. Added support for Android Auto in January. giving people quick access to smart home devices from their cars (such as turning on the thermostat at home while you drive home from work). SmartThings went public in April, and new Windows 10 apps were released in May alongside the Galaxy Book Pro.