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Best Devices to Connect to Your Samsung SmartThings

The SmartThings hub can be used with hundreds of smart devices. Here's some of the best devices you can pair up with the SmartThings network.

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SmartThings is a network of smart devices working together through the SmartThings hub. The hub can be used with hundreds of smart devices, including thermostats, lights, security cameras, smart plugs and locks, all at the same time. The following are the best devices to pair with the SmartThings network. You can find a list of all of the compatible devices on the SmartThings website.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is one of the best smart doorbells on the market. It has 1080p HD video for extra clarity, motion detection and alerts, and even lets you talk to the person on the other side of the door through an app on your phone. There’s no monthly fee to use Ring with SmartThings, but the Ring Video Doorbell Pro has a $3 per month per-device fee to store and view videos for up to 60 days.

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Yale Assure Lock

The Yale Assure Lock is incredibly versatile. It connects to your SmartThings hub to create scenes, controlled via voice commands through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can set up this lock to unlock when it detects your phone nearby. Imagine your door unlocking itself when you arrive home with an armload of grocery bags.

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Sylvania Smart+ Lights

Sylvania Smart+ Lights aren’t your ordinary smart lights. They can be changed to hundreds of different colors! Plus, using SmartThings, you can schedule them to turn on or off at certain times — say, to wake you up in the morning.

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ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat

The ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat is easy to install and set up with SmartThings. It can detect room conditions to adjust temperatures automatically, saving you money on heating and cooling. This smart thermostat is compatible with dual-fuel, gas, electric, oil, conventional (2H/2C) and heat pump (4H/2C) HVAC systems.

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Bose Speaker Systems

Most Bose wireless speakers systems are compatible with SmartThings, one of only two speaker brands that are. Luckily, Bose is a trusted brand, has great sound and offers a variety of music listening options. The Bose SoundTouch Wave 4 handles all your music, from internet and AM/FM radio to streaming services to your stored library and CDs.

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TP Link Kasa Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring

The TP Link Kasa Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring not only makes your conventional devices like lamps, toasters and coffee makers smart, it also monitors their electricity use and works fluidly with SmartThings. This is a great feature if you want to lower your energy bill.

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Arlo Pro 2

If you want a security camera you can control from anywhere with lots of great features, Arlo Pro 2 is hard to beat. It’s wireless so there’s no hiring anyone to install it, and it comes with free cloud storage. This is a great choice to pair with your SmartThings network because it’s reliable and has better features than other compatible cameras.

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Samsung QLED Televisions

It’s no surprise that most new Samsung smart televisions are compatible with SmartThings, but the QLED series is a particularly good choice. The darks on this screen have amazing depth and shows can be watched in 4K. The SmartThings app also controls the Ambient Mode, which lets you display photos and art on the screen when you’re not watching your favorite shows.

Alina Bradford
Alina Bradford is a technology and internet safety and security expert for and has contributed her insights to dozens of national publications, both in print and online. Her goal is to make gadgets less mystifying, one article at a time.