At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES), LG Electronics showcased the convenience-enhancing features of its Smart Home Service. The advanced system combines the media sharing technologies of SmartShare with the integrated home appliance management capabilities of SmartControl, enabling the user to take complete command of their smart home environment.
SmartShare features one-touch NFC tagging to instantaneously transfer media content from one device to another using Wi-Fi or 3G/4G. Users can easily share photos, videos and other content stored on a smartphone or laptop with their LG Smart TV. The SmartShare application offers an integrated content view that lists all files located on each connected device, making searching and accessing content easier than ever.
Smart Share features showcased
Consumers can start their laundry, check what’s in the fridge, or have the floor vacuumed, all while they’re away from home. Additionally, it’s possible to control the washer or range oven from the couch with LG’s Smart TV and Magic Remote. Thanks to LG’s SmartControl app, household chores no longer have to get in the way of watching a favourite movie or show.
“The Smart Home Service is a perfect example of LG’s commitment to bringing true technology convergence into the consumer’s home,” said Dr. Scott Ahn, Chief Technology Officer, LG Electronics. “SmartShare offers a variety of ways to share digital content between devices. SmartControl lets the user take charge of their LG home appliance and entertainment products from a single location using the SmartControl application for smartphones and Smart TVs.”
After NFC one-touch registration, it’s possible to manage LG’s smart washer, refrigerator, range oven, or HOM-BOT from the SmartControl interface. The application keeps the user firmly in control, regardless of their physical location. SmartControl also enables the user to remotely monitor LG’s super-efficient Smart Home system and to give simple voice commands to their appliances via smartphone.