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Tesla’s first smart home partner is Samsung SmartThings

A photo of a family in front of a house. Superimposed on the photo is a Samsung smartphone showing the SmartThings app.
A “simulated” image from Samsung showing what the Tesla connections in the SmartThings app may look like. | Image: Samsung

Ahead of CES 2024, Tesla and Samsung announced today that they’re teaming up on energy management for smart homes. Users of Samsung’s SmartThings platform will be able to connect to Tesla products like the Powerwall home battery so that you can keep track of things like energy production and your usage.

When connected to the Powerwall, SmartThings Energy can sync with the “Storm Watch” feature so that you’re notified of heavy weather on a Samsung phone or TV, for example. In addition to the Powerwall, SmartThings Energy will be able to connect to other Tesla products, including its electric vehicles, Solar Inverter, and Wall Connector charging solutions.

The collaboration is possible thanks to Tesla’s API, which Samsung claims…

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