Samsung announced that its entire 2016 smart TV line-up will be Internet of Things ready and connected with the SmartThings platform. SmartThings is an open platform that allows users to connect, manage and control smart devices and IoT services. “SUHD TVs – explains the company – can connect with and control Samsung devices and SmartThings sensors, as well as more than 200 other SmartThings compatible devices. These include everything from connected lights and locks to thermostats and cameras, from a wide range of high quality third-party manufacturers. For the full support of connectivity with SmartThings compatible devices, SmartThings Extend USB adaptor is required”. “The 2016 line-up of smart TVs – said Hyun Suk Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics – will offer consumers new possibilities and cement Samsung’s market leading position as the first company to launch IoT ready TVs”.