Samsung sent emails to SmartThings users this morning, notifying them that the SmartThings app they have been using has been renamed to “SmartThings Classic” as we await the arrival of the new app to take its place. For now, it’s looking like the new app will just be the Samsung Connect app being renamed as “SmartThings.”
We were told back at CES that a big SmartThings app redesign was coming and that Samsung would be merging their various smart controller apps into one. And that makes sense, since there are currently at least three different smart home controllers from Samsung: SmartThings, Samsung Connect, and Samsung Smart Home. Having one would certainly eliminate some confusion.
A couple of weeks ago, the Samsung Connect app was renamed to “SmartThings (Samsung Connect).” I’d imagine that’s because it’s the app that will replace everything and soon SmartThings owners will be asked to download it. For now, though, the emails going out today are only an announcement about the name change to “Classic.” Samsung says that they’ll notify everyone with the new app is ready.
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