How To Connect Samsung Smartthings To Google Home
Last Updated: December 28, 2019
The Google Home and Samsung’s SmartThings work perfectly together. In fact, they work so well together, you will wonder how you never noticed it. The SmartThings app can connect to any smart home device.
You can connect it to locks, sensors, TVs, lights, and even thermostats. So, for example, you can ask your Google Home to unlock or lock the door for you. And the best part is you can connect it to SmartThings. If you want to know how to do it, you’ve come to the right place. This guide is perfect for you. We will show you how you can connect the Samsung’s Smart Things to Google Home. Let’s begin.
Open the Google Home app. The first thing you should do is go to the “Settings” menu. Now, for this update, the menu is on the top left corner. It looks like three horizontal lines. Press it.
This is the new submenu that will pop up. Select the fifth option from the top which is “More settings”.
Then, go to “Home Control”. It’s the second option from the top.
When you open the “Home Control” menu, select the “+” sign on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Find “SmartThings” in devices and select it. Now that you’ve selected the device, you will need to log in with your account. After that, you will need to allow which devices can be controlled. To do that, you should check the empty boxes on your app and select which things can or can’t be controlled. When you are done, press “Authorize” on the bottom-left side of the screen.
Give the device a couple of seconds to sync. When it’s done, this is the screen that will pop up. Here you can select which rooms the device can control. For example, the lights in the bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom. To do that, press on the name of the switch or the light to assign rooms. In this case, the name is “WeMo Porch Light” or “WeMo Switch”. You can change the nickname if you don’t like it. When you are ready, select “Done”.
Now that you are done setting it up, it’s time to test it. To enable the command, you should say “OK Google. Turn off WeMo Porch Light”. Now to enable the command, you have to say the name of the switch. If you’ve changed the nickname, you will say that nickname.
That’s it! You are all set! Now try out the commands for yourself. Go ahead and test it.
Setting up Google Home with Samsung’s SmartThings is a piece of cake. It will only take a few minutes to set everything up. It is one of the most convenient ways you can use to control all the lights and switches in your home. If you follow all the steps, you will have it ready in no-time. Let us know if you found this guide helpful in the comments below.