Samsung wants your TV to talk to your fridge



Samsung took a first step towards connecting the living room to the internet of things Monday with the introduction of its new Smart TV SDK, which offers some basic integration of smart devices into the TV experience.

Owners of 2013 and 2014 Samsung Smart TVs who also own connected appliances made by the company will be able to get status updates from their fridge, washer or air conditioner directly on their TV screen, including information on whether their laundry is done or if someone has opened the fridge. The SDK also makes some basic interaction between the TV and connected devices possible. For example, TV viewers will be able to tweak the air conditioning without ever leaving their couch when they’re watching an especially chilly movie.

Fans of the internet of things have been talking about these kinds of integrations for a long time — the washing machine talking to…

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