Samsung Unveils SmartThings Station at CES 2023, Making Smarter Homes Accessible to Everyone – Samsung Global Newsroom
New easy-to-use smart home hub offers simple control and interoperability of multiple connected devices
Samsung Electronics today announced SmartThings Station, an affordable and easy-to-use smart home hub and fast charger.1
As the smart home market continues to grow, users need simple, interoperable, and reliable ways to connect more devices. SmartThings Station offers quick setup and compatibility with a range of smart home products, including Matter devices, with the simplicity users expect from Samsung. With SmartThings Station, users can automate different aspects of their home environment, setting routines that add convenience to their day and help reduce energy waste, like easily turning off lights and appliances.
“Having a smarter home shouldn’t be complicated or expensive. So we wanted to create SmartThings Station as a simple, reliable and expandable smart home hub,” said Jaeyeon Jung, Executive Vice President and Head of SmartThings, Device Platform Center at Samsung Electronics. “The number of devices in a connected home continues to grow, especially in light of the recent launch of the Matter standard. We are proud to play a role in facilitating the adoption of this exciting technology.
A smarter home with minimal effort
Samsung’s SmartThings Station is easy to set up. When a user turns on the device for the first time, pop-up messages appear on the user’s Samsung Galaxy smartphone to guide users through the connection process smoothly.2 Users can also choose the option to effectively onboard devices with a simple scan of a QR code3 with a smartphone camera.
Intuitively adapts to users’ daily routines
A smart home hub allows multiple devices, including thermostats, lighting, and power outlets, to seamlessly interconnect with other devices connected to the smart home server so they all work together to create a harmonized environment. SmartThings Station makes it easy to automate preset routines created through the SmartThings mobile app without requiring users to manually control individual devices.
By pressing the smart button on the SmartThings station, users can activate a routine created on their SmartThings app. For example, when it’s time to go to bed, a simple tap can trigger a sleep routine, which can turn off the lights, close the blinds and lower the temperature. Or, if movie night is planned, a movie routine could turn on the TV and dim the lights. When you leave the house, the SmartThings station can turn off power outlets and unused appliances to save energy and activate a security system. Users may also want a game routine, which could enable specific TV and lighting settings and enable “do not disturb mode.
Consumers can trigger up to three different routines at the touch of the smart button, with short press, long press, or double press activations. Routines can also be activated through the SmartThings app, whether people are at home or away.
Find and manage your devices around the house with more precision
SmartThings Station is also integrated with Samsung’s SmartThings Find, a growing asset tracking service. It helps users find misplaced devices – double tapping the smart button can ring your nearby phone, making it easier to find.4
Serving as an always-at-home device scanner, SmartThings Station helps Samsung Galaxy users track the location of their registered devices – from smartphones, tablets, watches and earphones to personal belongings such as keys or a wallet that have a Galaxy SmartTag or SmartTag+5 attached device. By regularly scanning for devices, SmartThings Station will show users the location of connected smart devices or tags around the house and share an alert to the user’s smartphone when a tag or device leaves or returns home.6
A fast charger that fits perfectly into a smart home
SmartThings Station is also a powerful charger supporting up to 15W wireless charging.7 Fast charging is an ingenious addition to a smart home hub because it works so well with the rhythms of life. Users can choose to receive an alert when charging is complete so they can pick up the game where they left off or switch to charge another device.
SmartThings Station will launch in the US and Korea. The device will be available in black or white from the beginning of February 2023 on the American market.
1 Up to 15W wireless charging is available for devices that support 15W. Actual charging speeds may vary by device and depending on usage, charging conditions and other factors.
2 Available on Samsung Galaxy smartphones with the SmartThings app installed.
3 Only for Matter devices with a QR code.
4 Requires enabling functionality on the SmartThings app. Users can also disable the function or replace it with other routines or trigger both simultaneously.
5 Galaxy SmartTag/SmartTag+ sold separately.
6 Requires setup on the SmartThings app.
7 The wireless charger requires a power connection.