November 25, 2020

The best Samsung SmartThings devices: Going all in on Samsung’s ecosystem

We have put together a list of the best Samsung SmartThings devices you can find. Let's help you make the right purchases!

Samsung SmartThings

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There are many great reasons to invest in a smart home, but dilemmas arise when trying to find the right platform. If you have decided Samsung’s the right way to go for your smart home, we have put together a list of the best Samsung SmartThings devices you can find. We have you covered whether you simply want to get some smart light bulbs or want a completely decked out smart home with all the bells and whistles.

Also: What is Samsung SmartThings and how to set it up

The best Samsung SmartThings devices:

Editor’s note: This list of the best Samsung SmartThings devices will be regularly updated as new devices launch and others are phased out.


1. Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi

Samsung SmartThings Wi Fi

First things first: Samsung SmartThings requires a hub. You can get a regular Samsung SmartThings Hub, but we recommend that you go with the Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi for added convenience. This works as both a Wi-Fi router and a SmartThings Hub, which proves to be a great two-in-one deal that will work perfectly unless you have a reason to prefer another router.

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What’s best is this is no slouch. The Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi is not just a regular router, it’s a mesh router. This means you can buy multiple to expand your Wi-Fi signal to all corners of your home.


2. Philips Hue smart bulbs

Philips Hue light bulb 2

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There are plenty of smart light bulbs we recommend, but we can easily say Philips Hue lights are among the best Samsung SmartThings devices for most consumers. These offer quality, variety, and are available from a plethora of stores and online retailers. You see them everywhere!

More: The best smart light bulbs

A hub is required, but that’s what the Samsung SmartThings hub is for. The wide variety of lights that Philips has on offer can all be controlled by the SmartThings app. If you have a smart speaker, these bulbs can also be controlled using the Google Home and Amazon Echo devices. When looking at buying options, you don’t need to get a starter kit, as the Hue Bridge won’t be required. This will save you some good cash.


3. Samsung SmartThings Smart Bulb

Samsung SmartThings Smart Bulb

Philips Hue smart light bulbs are great, but if you prefer sticking to Samsung products the company also offers its very own SmartThings LED light bulbs. They are affordable and convenient dimmable lights, but lack fancy features like multi-color lighting and other extras. Many of us don’t care for those features, though.


4. Sonos One

A Sonos One speaker on a table.Sound Guys

Sonos is known for its connected speakers, and the One is definitely one of the best Samsung SmartThings devices you can find. It will fill any room with powerful sound, and if you have two they can be paired for stereo audio. These also don’t skimp on connectivity. Aside from using its own app, it works with Apple Airplay, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and more.

Here: What’s the best smart speaker you can buy?


5. Samsung SmartThings Outlet

Samsung SmartThings outlet

You can’t expect every single thing in your home to be available in a smart version. Traditional lamps and appliances are hard to find with direct connectivity, which is why we recommend the Samsung SmartThings Outlet as one of the best Samsung SmartThings devices. This little gadget acts as a mediator between your wall outlet and your electric products. It can stop or allow energy to flow through, which means you can essentially turn something on/off with it.

Next: The best smart plugs you can buy to make your home smarter on the cheap


6. Ecobee SmartThermostat

Ecobee SmartThermostat Best Samsung SmartThings devices

If you’re a fan of the Amazon Echo, you’ll be happy to learn the Ecobee has Alexa built in for easy integration into your smart home. More importantly, in this case, it is also one of the best Samsung SmartThings devices. Included with the thermostat is a room sensor (and you can buy more) that lets you check and prioritize which rooms need heating or cooling. You can control everything with the SmartThings app even if you aren’t at home.

Read: The best smart thermostats at every price point


7. Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Ring Video Doorbell 2

A great way to bolster your smart home security is with a video doorbell. Leading the way is the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which is easily one of the best Samsung SmartThings devices. It lets you see, hear, and talk to anyone who shows up at your door by using your smartphone, tablet, or even a smart TV. It supports up to 1080p video and provides crystal-clear video at night as well.


8. Arlo Pro 2

arlo 2 camera

Of course, you will also need some security cameras, and these make for some of the best Samsung SmartThings devices. Arlo Pro 2 wireless cameras are designed to work both inside and outside your house and feature night vision and two-way audio that will let you scare off intruders. You can watch live video streams remotely and also access up to three days of recordings.

More: The best smart security cameras you can buy


9. Yale Assure Lock SL with Z-Wave

Yale Assure Lock SL with Z Wave Best Samsung SmartThings devices

The Yale Assure Lock SL works with Z-Wave systems, including Samsung’s. This is easily one of the best Samsung SmartThings devices if you are looking to secure your home while also making it more convenient to access it. You can remotely lock, unlock, set multiple pins, and get notifications. It also works with Alexa and supports voice commands.

Related: The best smart home gadgets


10. Amazon Echo device

Amazon echo show 2019 screen 1

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You may have noticed a trend here. Most of the best Samsung SmartThings devices also support Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. You might want to get yourself one! They have a bevy of options, including the standard Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo Studio. You can learn more about them by clicking the button below.

More options: What’s the best Alexa speaker you can buy?