Years ago, the thought of being able to remotely operate devices in your home from seemed like something that would only be possible in a science fiction film. Now, you, too, can to control your appliances without having to physically push the buttons on the device. There are several smart kitchen apps that are available for mobile phones and tablet computers, so you can communicate with your oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator from virtually anywhere.
Here are some of the most popular smart kitchen apps available today:
LG Smart Thinq
Appliances in LG’s Smart Thinq range can be controlled with simple commands from your smart phone. So, you don’t even have to be in the room to turn on your dishwasher or turn off the oven. You can check the progress of your oven while it self-cleans and even keep track of the food in your refrigerator.
Samsung Smart Home
Smart Home is a new app which allows you to connect with various Samsung appliances using your smart phone. Samsung washers, refrigerators, ovens, lamps and air conditioners can all be controlled using your phone or tablet.
You can even ‘chat’ with your appliances. You can ask your washer how long until your load of laundry is finished and your appliances can send you messages when they require cleaning or a replacement part.
GE Brillion offers you control over your appliances from virtually anywhere. You can preheat your oven while you’re on the way home from the grocery store and receive text alerts when your meal has finished cooking.
HomeConnect is a new smart kitchen app that aims to do everything within the capabilities of the above programs – but even better. Samsung’s Smart Home, GE’s Brillion and LG’s Smart Thinq all require different apps in order to run properly. You cannot control all of the appliances from the same app. So, you will either have to buy appliances from just one manufacturer or shuffle between several smart phone apps.
This app is not yet on the market, but it is one that techies are keeping an eye on. It could be a game-changer for the smart home market.