Download the SmartThings app on your PC. With this, you can connect and control multiple devices quicker and easier. No matter where you are, you can monitor and control smart devices, home appliances all from your Windows and Mac PCs
What is the SmartThings PC app?
SmartThings Inc. is an American smart home headquartered in Mountain View, California with a software development center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 2012, it focuses on the development of eponymous automation software and an associated array of client applications and cloud platforms for smart homes and the consumer Internet of Things.
Since August 2014 SmartThings has been a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
How to Setup SmartThings for PC app
Assigning devices to specific rooms in the SmartThings for PC app is a little clunky. Once you set up one device, you’re taken back to a device list that’s different from the one you’d use to indicate which device lives in which room. Confused? So was I.
Sure, you can buy the SmartThings-branded sensors and lightbulbs and have a baby-smart-home situation going on. But the real appeal of the SmartThings system is that you can take all your devices from all their different manufacturers and make them work together and follow complex rules and routines.
In the SmartThings app, you can make dozens of different rules or “scenes” that make a bunch of smart home things happen together. For example, if you set up a good morning routine, then SmartThings can turn on all your lights, put on a song, and start your coffee maker for you before you’ve even opened your eyes for the day.
SmartThings also works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can do all the same stuff through voice commands. You can have Alexa turn on your TV, dim the lights, and lock your doors—among other things.
I love that the entire SmartThings platform doesn’t cost anything to use once you’ve purchased the equipment. While that’s probably the reason why Samsung doesn’t offer a Web-based interface to control it, too — and that’s not much solace for those who just spent $250 on a hub and a few sensors — the setup is a lot better than competing smart home platforms that can charge you around $10 monthly to access core features
Those of you who are upgrading from the original Smart Hub may have a more difficult time. And even though I read plenty of online instructions, I wasn’t able to use any previously associated SmartThings devices with my new hub. That’s not a problem for first-time buyers, but those upgrading from one hub to another won’t enjoy the experience.
|Publisher||Samsung Electronics Co.|
|Downloads||500 million plus|
- 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.
How to Install the SmartThings app on Windows and Mac
- Install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC.
- Complete the installation of the emulator by following the instructions on the Installation Wizard.
- Open the emulator and look for the PlayStore app on the home screen.
- Log in using your Google ID.
- Search for the SmartThings app and click on the install button to start the download process.
You can use the SmartThings app on your smartphone as well.
What can you do with the app?
Use sensors to detect water leaks, or see whether doors and windows are opened or closed. You can add compatible door locks, speakers, switches, and more. The app works on both Android and Apple operating systems, and devices you can control are being added all the time.
How does the SmartThings app work?
Plugin and turn on the smart devices that you want to connect to the Smart hub. Launch the app and tap on the large plus icon (Add device button). You can tap on the “Auto detect” button to let the app quickly find compatible devices. Keep in mind though that this doesn’t always work as expected
How many devices can a Smart hub handle?
As far as devices per hub, every Z-Wave hub, regardless of brand, has a total limit of 232 devices (counting the hub) Because of the addressing scheme which is used. There is also a limit of 4 hops per message