Samsung revealed its new Galaxy S21 telephones final week, however that wasn’t all the corporate talked about. It was additionally introduced that Samsung’s SmartThings system controls would quickly be accessible via Android Auto, and now the performance is already going stay.

The Android Auto integration seems to require SmartThings v1.7.59.23, which continues to be rolling out on the Play Retailer. If you do not have it already (like I did not), you may seize it from APKMirror. After getting the latest model, an Android Auto part will seem within the app’s Settings.

From there, you may select which sensible residence devices seem within the Auto management panel, as much as a most of six gadgets. You too can select to obtain Auto notifications for working a scene if you strategy your private home, so you would activate all your private home lights earlier than leaving your automobile.

The interface on Auto is very simple: you get a toggle for every system, plus a settings button on the prime for altering notifications. I haven’t got any gadgets linked to SmartThings with variable controls (e.g. lights with dimmers), so I wasn’t in a position to check if extra superior controls are supported.

SmartThings was already purposeful on Android Auto by connecting your SmartThings account to Google Assistant, but it surely’s good that contact controls and scene notifications at the moment are out there too.

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Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging
Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging