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The NextMarket Report — Smart Things

Samsung Finally Delivers on Promise, Makes TV Smart Home Hub

Mike Wolf Samsung Smart Things

About two years ago, I wrote about how the smart home industry needed to consider alternatives to the smart home hub. The are many reasons for this, including that simple fact consumers resist new device categories and there's no logical reason that smart home functionality couldn't be subsumed into another connected device category.  Back then, one of the key devices that I saw as a logical heir apparent for hub functionality was the TV. Why? Because TVs are centrally located, increasingly connected, and consumers, for the most part, use their TVs pretty much all the time.  At the time, I mentioned that...

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