If you've messed with any smart home devices, you certainly know how quickly it becomes a hassle when you try to add more devices that are made by another vendor. Trying to live inside one ecosystem for home automation is nearly impossible, and that's where platforms like Apple's HomeKit or Samsung SmartThings try to bring everything together.
Announced on Tuesday, you'll soon be able to add any of Google's Nest product line, which includes cameras, a doorbell and several thermostats, to Samsung's SmartThings platform. The announcement was made by Samsung, listing Nest products as "Works With SmartThings" (WWST) certified. The integration will roll out next month, in January 2021.
The new integration will allow Nest users to control their products via the SmartThings app, as well as view live video streams from the doorbell or security cameras, as well as use the smart home accessories to create home automations or scenes.
Nest joins over 180 certified brands that work with SmartThings, and the 63 million active users, according to Samsung.