Making the move to a fully smart home can be daunting, with so many smart hubs, apps, and smart devices, knowing which ones work together can be a challenge.

SmartThings by Samsung is one of the best and most reliable apps for controlling your smart devices all from one place. With so many smart devices, hubs and apps, nothing beats being able to have them all in one easy-to-use place.

Using Zigbee, Z-wave, and Wi-Fi, there are plenty of SmartThings devices out there that are compatible. Now all you need to do is pick the right ones for you.

Here are the best SmartThings devices available today.

The Philips Hue Outdoor Spot Light Base kit works together with the Philips Hue Hub and SmartThings to create a fully automated outdoor lighting experience you won't forget. Using the Philips Hue or SmartThings app, you can control your outdoor lights and other devices by creating custom color scenes, schedules, and more.

With tons of incredible features, scenes, and settings, the Philips Hue Outdoor Spot Light Base kit can transform your garden area in no time. You choose from 16 million color combinations and adjust the brightness levels easily from either app.

You can even purchase a separate Philips Hue outdoors motion sensor, letting your Philips Hue Outdoor Spot Light Base kit turn on and off automatically when you come home or leave the house. Whether you want to create the perfect atmosphere for your garden, or you want to shine the light on someone entering your yard without permission, these outdoor spotlights are definitely worth considering.

Key Features
  • Adjustable color temperature
  • Dimmable
  • Color changing
Specifications
  • Brand: ‎Philips Hue
  • Integrations: ‎Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, SmartThings, Amazon Alexa
  • Protocol: Zigbee
  • Hub Required: Yes
  • Music Reactive: No
  • Multicolor Capable: Yes
  • Color Range: 16 million colors
  • Voice Compatibility : Alexa, HomeKit & Google Assistant
  • Service Life: 25,000 hours
  • Wattage: ‎49W
  • Power Input: ‎24V
Pros
  • Massive range of colors
  • Easy to setup
  • Compatible with most voice assistants
Cons
  • Needs Philips Hue Hub to work
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Philips Hue Outdoor Spot Light Base kit

The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is the smart way to control your heating and hot water. It saves you both time and money by intelligently automating your home heating system, learning from your routines, and adjusting the settings by itself to save you money.

Want your home heated before you arrive? Not a problem! The Google Nest Learning Thermostat app lets you control the heating and hot water, even when you are not at home, allowing you to get the temperature right before you get home from work.

Of course, all these 'money-saving' gadgets are great, but how do you know they work? Well, the Google Nest Learning Thermostat includes a savings calculator that actually shows you how much money you have saved, letting you know exactly how much your investment was worth in the long run. The only downside is that installation can be complicated, so it's recommended you use a qualified Nest engineer, which can be expensive.

Key Features
  • Alexa and SmartThings compatible
  • Remote heating control
  • Feature-rich app
  • Control hot water and heating
Specifications
  • Brand: Google
  • Integrations: Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Display: LCD
  • Weight: 1lb
  • Dimensions: ‎3.3 x 1.2 x 3.3 inches
  • Hub Required: No
  • C-Wire or adapter required: No
Pros
  • Looks stylish
  • Great energy saving features
  • App shows you how much energy you save
Cons
  • Needs a qualified engineer to install
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Google Nest Learning Thermostat

The Aeotec Motion Sensor doesn't just work with SmartThings, it also works with Zigbee hubs too. This lets you use it with devices such as the Philips Hue range, but at a much more affordable price than Philip's own motion sensor.

Get alerts when motion is detected around the house, or use it with smart lights to create a fully automated, switchless home. This can save you energy by turning devices on only when you actually need them to be, and in turn, reducing your bills.

With its magnetic ball mount, it couldn't be easier to install the Aeotec Motion Sensor and adjust it to the perfect angle to catch any movement around the house. And if needed, you can simply adjust the magnetic ball at any time, without needing to remove any fixtures.

Key Features
  • 120-degree view range
  • Magnetic ball mount
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Captures motion up to 15 feet away
Specifications
  • Brand: Aeotec
  • Connectivity: Zigbee
  • Integrations: SmartThings
  • Weight: 1.06lbs
  • Mount: Magnetic ball mount
  • Dimensions: 3.62 x 3.5 x 3.15 inches
  • Battery Type: CR123A
  • Power: Battery powered
Pros
  • Easy home automation
  • Movement alerts
  • Works with Zigbee hubs
Cons
  • Requires a smart home hub like Aeotic Smart Things or Samsung SmartThings hub
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Aeotec Motion Sensor

We all want to feel immersed in our favorite movie or TV show, and while buying a bigger and better TV can help, nothing beats the total immersion of reactive smart lighting around your TV. The Philips Hue Gradient Light Strip is about as immersive as you can get, but it's not cheap.

When paired with the Philips Hue Sync Box, the Philips Hue Gradient Light Strip reacts to your TV's screen, extending the colors from the screen. This gives you a totally reactive and immersive viewing experience.

Thanks to the gradient colors, the Philips Hue Gradient Light Strip will pick up multiple colors from your TV screen and project them onto the surrounding area. The colors blend seamlessly together to create a natural feeling ambiance.

Key Features
  • 45-degree light projection
  • Mounting brackets
  • Premium silicone sleeve
Specifications
  • Brand: Philips Hue
  • Integrations: SmartThings, Alexa, Google Home
  • Protocol: Zigbee
  • Hub Required: Yes
  • Music Reactive: Yes
  • Multicolor Capable: Yes
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Wattage: 20W
Pros
  • Reacts to your screen in real-time (with Sync box)
  • Colors blend amazingly
  • Easy to fit to your TV
  • Great companion app
Cons
  • Need Philips Hue Sync box to be reactive to the TV
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Philips Hue Gradient Lightstrip

The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is the ultimate SmartThings compatible home security device. With advanced motion detection and real-time notifications, you can see who is approaching your door, before they have even pressed the button.

Connect all of your Ring devices together to make a complete home security network, and control or view them all from the Ring app, or SmartThings app. You can even use Alexa to talk to people with the Ring Video Doorbell 3's built-in two-way audio, perfect for saying "no thank you" to those pesky salespeople without needing to get off the couch.

With both a wired and battery-powered option available, it's easy to install. You can either use batteries and be up and running in no time or connect the Ring Video Doorbell 3 to your existing doorbell wires for continuous power.

Key Features
  • Dual band connection
  • Two-way audio
  • Advanced motion detection
Specifications
  • Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Field of View: 160 degrees horizontal, 84 degrees vertical
  • Brand: Ring
  • Hub Required: No
  • Integrations: Alexa
  • Connectivity: 2.4GHz, 5.0GHz
Pros
  • Great field of view
  • 5GHz for faster connection
  • Compatible with Alexa and SmartThings
Cons
  • Requires subscription to store video
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Ring Video Doorbell 3

The Innr Smart Plugs and Zigbee Smart Bulb bundle is a great kit for those looking to create a smart home, saving energy and money at the same time.

Compatible with both SmartThings and the Philips Hue Hub, you can use the Innr Smart Plugs and Zigbee Smart Bulb with both voice controls and the apps. This gives you total freedom to set up your smart home to match your needs.

The Innr Smart Bulb produces a warm white light (2700K) that can be dimmed with both the app and your voice. The Innr Smart Plugs give you the ability to remotely control any of your power outlets in your home, saving you money by remotely turning them off when you are not at home. By combining both of these, you can start to build up your collection of smart home devices in no time.

Key Features
  • Voice control
  • Remote control
  • Programmable scenes
Specifications
  • Brand: Innr
  • Connectivity: Zigbee
  • Integrations: Philips Hue SmartThings, Alexa, Google Home
  • Hub Reqired: Yes
  • Hub Required: No
Pros
  • Compatible with most voice assistants
  • Great value bundle
  • Compatible with Philips Hue Hub
Cons
  • Doesn't work with Apple HomeKit
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Innr Smart Plugs and Zigbee Smart Bulb White

The Eufy Security Solo IndoorCam P24 might not seem like much given its affordable price, but it's packed with features that premium security cameras boast with a higher price tag. Whether you want to keep an eye on your pets while you're away or use this camera to check on your baby while they're sleeping, the 2K video makes it easy to get a clear picture of what's going on.

Detecting motion and sound is a feature most security cameras include, but the Eufy Security Solo IndoorCam P24 can also smoothly pan (360 degrees) and tilt (96 degrees) to capture a wider area. Better yet, it can intelligently detect different types of motion as well as have the ability to issue pet commands.

While it's limited to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi bands and requires a microSD card that's not included, the Eufy Security Solo IndoorCam P24 is one of the clearest cameras you can get at this price range. It works with Alexa, and Google, and can be controlled via the SmartThings app.

Key Features
  • Pet and human detection
  • Records events of interest
  • Smart integration
  • Motion tracking
Specifications
  • Brand: Eufy security
  • Resolution: 2K
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • App Compatibility: App controlled
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Internal or External: Internal
  • Measurements (camera): 2.97 x 2.97 x 4.21 inches
  • Integrations: Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Alexa
Pros
  • 360-degree rotation
  • Tracking and detection works great
  • Two-way audio
Cons
  • Lower resolution on HomeKit
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Eufy Security Solo IndoorCam P24

FAQ

Q: What Are SmartThings Devices?

SmartThings is the smart home app created by Samsung to allow you to control all of your smart devices in one place.

Thanks to its wide compatibility, it is currently one of the best smart device apps for keeping all of your smart devices working together.

Q: Is There a Better App Than SmartThings?

While there might be ones you find easier to use, or prefer the interface for, SmartThings is the best smart app out there.

Thanks to the app's wide compatibility with smart products from manufacturers all over the world, it's a popular choice for those that have multiple smart devices from different brands.

Q: Does SmartThings Work With Alexa?

Yes, SmartThings does work with Alexa, as well as Apple HomeKit and Google Assistan. In fact, it is one of the most widely compatible smart home apps on the market today.