Samsung Electronics enables control of devices from other HCA members, including LG and Vestel for the first time – Samsung Global Newsroom

Consumers will be able to control a range of devices from multiple brands using the app of their choice, thanks to the new HCA integration.

Samsung Electronics announced today that it is working with other HCA members,1 including LG Electronics and Vestel, to offer consumers the ability to control third-party smart devices using the app of their choice – the first collaboration of its kind in the industry. Based on the HCA Interface Specification 1.0, the move will enable Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability between certain home appliances and HVAC systems and pave the way for increased consumer benefits, such as cost savings. energy throughout the house. Starting in Q4 2023, the feature will first be available in eight countries2 including Korea and the United States, with later expansion to other regions.

Samsung Electronics is a founding member and chairman of the board of directors of HCA, an organization dedicated to the development and promotion of compatibility and energy management in home appliances, HVAC.3 systems and televisions within the connected home ecosystem. The alliance recently announced that its members will begin implementing Interface Specification 1.0.

“It’s great to see HCA bring its first example of interoperability to market with global leaders in the appliance, HVAC and television industries. This demonstrates the commitment of major device manufacturers to better serve our consumers at home,” said Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President and Head of Service Biz Group, Digital Devices Business at Samsung Electronics. “By allowing consumers to control multiple brands of appliances and HVAC products through apps like SmartThings, we hope the smart home market will reach new levels of scale.” Global leaders will be able to offer enhanced digital services that provide consumers with new benefits, and Samsung remains steadfast in its commitment to HCA and its vision.

The collaboration provides a framework for C2C cross-control and will establish a strong foundation for home connectivity to deliver significant benefits to consumers, starting with the integration of existing devices and extending to energy savings in a near future. Since C2C connectivity does not require a new hub or device updates, it will be particularly beneficial to users’ existing home appliances.

With this development, users can start controlling their smart devices, regardless of manufacturer, through their existing appliance and HVAC apps such as the SmartThings app, the one-stop app that allows them to easily manage their home and their smart devices, ThinQ from LG and Le VeeZy from Vestel. Consumers simply need to update their mobile app of choice to enable management of smart devices in their home.4

This initiative marks the first time that Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics will support control of their respective devices using each other’s apps – a step that improves ease of use for consumers and shows the potential for future cross-collaboration. Additionally, with Vestel, Samsung was the first key player in the industry to implement HCA integration. After focusing on supporting key features that consumers use most often, Interface Specification 2.0, expected in 2024, is expected to add power management features and include additional product lines, such as electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

“HCA member companies are taking a thoughtful approach to supporting the interoperability of everyday essential products already in our homes,” said Yoon Ho Choi, President of the Home Connectivity Alliance. “I look forward to seeing our member companies adopt the specification starting this year and HCA technology being available to more consumers in the near future.” The goal is to make the devices and HVAC systems we live with smarter, more accessible and energy efficient throughout their lives by connecting them to energy management and other services.

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About the Alliance for Home Connectivity
The Home Connectivity Alliance was launched in 2022 by leading manufacturers in the connected home industry to drive innovation and provide consumers with secure, interoperable devices in the connected home. HCA is a member-driven organization dedicated to developing and promoting secure interoperability and energy management for long-life appliances, HVAC systems and televisions within the HCA ecosystem. the connected home.

HCA now includes 15 global brands and includes member companies AEG, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Arçelik, Beko, The Electrolux Group, Frigidaire, Haier, GE Appliances, Grundig, LG Electronics, Resideo Technologies, Inc., Samsung, Trane Residential and Vestel. For more information, visit

1 HCA: Home Connectivity Alliance.
2 The other six countries are the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Turkey.
3 Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) uses a variety of technologies to control temperature, humidity, and air purity.
4 Depends on manufacturer deployment by product, geography and market. Individual experiences may vary.


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