//You’ll soon be able to control an LG appliance with Samsung’s app — and vice versa

You’ll soon be able to control an LG appliance with Samsung’s app — and vice versa

Samsung’s smart appliances will work in LG’s ThinQ app. | Image: Samsung

The smart home is all about interoperability these days. First came Matter, making Apple, Amazon, Google, and Samsung play nice, and now large appliance manufacturers LG, Samsung, GE, and Vestel are going all kumbaya.

Today, at the IFA tech show in Berlin, LG and Samsung announced that before the end of 2024, their respective smart home apps will be able to control each other’s appliances and TVs. So, LG’s ThinQ app can tell you when you left the door open on your Samsung Family Hub smart fridge, and Samsung’s SmartThings app can set your LG washer to delicate mode. You should also be able to control each company’s TV’s with their competitors’ apps.

This cooperation is the work of the Home Connectivity Alliance, an industry coalition…

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