SmartThings (Samsung Connect)

SmartThings (Samsung Connect) for Pc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-13
  • Current version: 1.6.15
  • File size: 322.68 MB
  • Developer: Samsung Electronics CO.LTD.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing SmartThings (Samsung Connect) on your Windows PC

Download SmartThings (Samsung Connect) for Windows: SmartThings (Samsung Connect) is an Lifestyle App, developed by Samsung Electronics CO.LTD.. The Lifestyle App was officially released 2017-06-20. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Samsung Electronics CO.LTD., with the latest current version being 1.6.15 which was officially released on 2018-09-13. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,748 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 2 out of a possible 5.

Using SmartThings (Samsung Connect) on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install SmartThings (Samsung Connect) on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use SmartThings (Samsung Connect) for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type SmartThings (Samsung Connect) in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on SmartThings (Samsung Connect) application icon. A window of SmartThings (Samsung Connect) will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the SmartThings (Samsung Connect) icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About SmartThings (Samsung Connect)

Developer Description

Quickly and easily connect and control your devices from a single app! Control your Samsung Smart TVs, appliances, and SmartThings-compatible devices With SmartThings, you can connect and control multiple devices quicker and easier. No matter where you are, you can monitor and control smart devices, home appliances, TVs, and speakers registered on the server. [Key features] - Remotely control and check the status of devices registered through a Wi-Fi AP. - Group multiple devices into a Mode and control them simultaneously. - Configure your device settings, including the time and operating conditions, and operate them automatically. - Invite others to a location where devices are registered to enable shared control. - The notification feature allows you to receive status information about your device. ※ Some features may not be available in all countries. [App requirements] Some mobile devices may not be supported. - iOS 10.0 or later / iPhone 6 or later / iPad mini2 or later ※ App permissions The following permissions are required for the app service. For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed. [Optional access permissions] • Camera: Scan QR codes.

App Reviews

  • Classic is a much better app

    By Gean123
    I don’t know if I’m just too dumb or I’m missing something, but I can’t figure out the new app. My presence sensors are gone and I can’t find my routines. I set up an automation to replace one of my routines and it didn’t work. I don’t enjoy the layout and it seems to not give me nearly as easy of a time navigating. I’m planning to stay classic as long as possible. If I knew that the new app would be like this, I wouldn’t have gone with Samsung as my hub. Wanted to like the new app, but it’s just not working for me. *edited to respond to chelsea* Hey Chelsea! Thanks for responding!! I appreciate it :) Unfortunately, I received a notification that it was time to switch over. And not only that, but the classic app would not disarm so every time we moved or opened a door in the house, we’d get notifications. Our only option was to switch over. I think I figured out automations, but my routines are gone. My presence and my husbands are not recognized. I just can’t seem to figure out how this was supposed to be a smooth transition when most of my devices and routines didn’t transfer over. I’d love to switch back to classic for good.
  • Getting worse not better

    By no nick 479
    I’ve used smartthings for 3 or 4 years now. It’s never been very stable. I changed from the classic to the new app as we’d done extensive remodeling and it made sense to start from scratch with the new app. Joining new items seems much more robust than it used to be but geolocation never works and the app requires me to sign in every single time I use it. Smartthings has always been a beta release which you end up working around or living with it’s limitations. The new app is a two steps forward, two steps back sort of thing. One day it’ll maybe do what it’s supposed to but don’t expect it to be now. At least there is more overall support but the downside to that is my coding skills are getting rusty. Oh and one more thing, the security issue. I was in a store the other day and my app asked me if I wanted to sync with one of the TVs there. That could have been fun...
  • Garbage comparing to the classic version

    By dubuuk
    Not sure what was the purpose of developing this app. It is super limited, not intuitive and most important does not do or show the same as the Smartthings Classic app. Troubleshooting and logging is crazy important especially when you are trying to set everything correctly. This app doesn't even allow you to go to the sensor and see the log of the sensor actions. Classic will show you all history, so you can see that for example motion light sensor changed it state and with the time stamp, and few more things. Dashboard has limited option to be added and doesn't allow to add automation. Has no alarm settings as the classic has. Doesn't work in the landscape mode. Don't even bother installing this bs. Developers - use your time wisely, dump this app completely and work hard to make classic the best app ever, it almost is already but for sure it could be improved.
  • Average

    By andrewsjra
    This app is improving but it doesn’t even support my GE Z-Wave light motion sensor. The funny thing is it works fine on the classic app. The new app just says it can’t recognize it. Would also like to see a widget in iOS and an app on the Apple Watch like the classic app. I have the ADT SmartThings hub and think it would be nice to incorporate my arming and disarming commands with other self automation. For instance when I go to bed I have to arm my system to “Stay” and then select my self automation titled “Goodnight” to turn off the lights. It would be great to do both functions with the press of one button. That’s what SmartThings is all about, simplicity. Improve this stuff and I’ll give it 5 stars.
  • Works most of the time

    By Falztar
    Switched from the Classic app which was very reliable. This app recognized and paired all my sensors instantly so the transition was pretty seamless. I’m using Visonic sensors for security. The only problem I’m having is sometimes when I open the app it gets stuck on “checking status” on all devices and I have to close and reopen the app. It’ll work after that. Also it took a while to figure out how to set up the same automations I was using in the other app but once I did it works fine.
  • Not great

    By [@t
    Got a Smartthings hub and some devices in early 2018. Hooked everything up and started with this app. Worked ok but noticed a few issues. First, whenever you have to log back in, the home page has to be set up again. This is kind of annoying. Also, I once tried to set a schedule for turning the lights on and off while on vacation. This didn't work because the app was stuck in some other time zone. Then recently half my smoke detectors were showing up as disconnected. The old app was showing them as connected. I'm using the old app for now.
  • Insufficient Replacement

    By Shango80
    This app is unfortunately an unacceptable replacement for the Classic SmartThings app. The upgrade process was painful, there are inexplicable limitations, and missing features. The most immediate issue is the demise of useful device groups. I had organized all my devices into groups by room and used this functionality in the classic app to quickly find and control devices. This app still lists the rooms, but in one big long list with no easy way to scroll quickly *by room name*. Also, 20 room limit? That is just asininely arbitrary. More SmartThings, less Samsung. One of the major reasons that I chose the SmartThings platform was to avoid direct lock-in to a single device vendor. While Samsung hasn’t prevented this I’m very much put off by the transition and push in that direction. I want an easy to manage control platform that isn’t tied to one vendor or protocol.
  • HORRIBLE....Complete junk

    By FlyingAce16
    I recently was notified that I could upgrade to the NEW app from the “Classic” app. I made the move and it has been JUNK ever since! I am going back to the classic app until forced to switch over! If you haven’t switched yet DON’T! This app is so far from being a prime time app it’s not funny. My devices disappear, don’t connect, and just simply don’t work and that’s 95% if the time. I can’t imagine WHY they would decide to make this transition but I am now contemplating moving over to Apple’s HomeKit. They seem to always be ready for prime time usage and I hear very few complaints from their users.
  • New thing, old things

    By Zqwertyz
    Yes, the app still can control most things. It’s not perfect. I can start with what dont work (80% of what i have) but i will skip that. I was told by Samsung team that keen vents will be available with new app (since they were in the old app) now few month later still no control. And that is a big company, i am not even talking about regular developers that made zwave or zigbee items work on classic app (you can forget about them) so much work and if not handled correctly (unfortunately) switch to openhub
  • New tv. No problem so far

    By newComerBoy
    I am not a tech guy but idea of controlling tv from my smartphone is great. Wish all my device had such control. Only thing I am afraid of is the bad review of other users. I didn’t got any problem yet, but I will wait for other users review before buying Samsung devices. Frankly I am afraid to go for big investment with all these reviews