How to Connect Your Home Appliances for These Major Brands
January 22, 2021
These appliance brands offer individualized apps to connect your smart appliances and add convenience to your lifestyle. Which app should you be using? Learn more here.
Where have smart appliances been all of our lives? Originally thought to be luxuries, the conveniences smart appliances provide are game changers. Who would have ever thought that connected apps would help us complete household chores in such an easy way? For those who haven’t heard yet, did you know there’s an app for that?
Apps are downloaded on smartphones and other devices to provide a variety of services, such as entertainment, physical fitness, shopping and education. The reasons are truly endless. Alexa and Google led the way with introducing us to home connection and before we knew it, we were playing music around our entire house simply by telling the device our request. This evolved into turning on lights and locking doors. Leading home appliance brands are also stepping up their game. Now you can run a dishwasher cycle from your phone. Gone are the days of going to the laundry room to see how much time is left on the dryer, now you can receive a notification on your phone when it is completed.
Each brand offers various benefits and options through their app. Here are some of the top brands and what they offer.
Home Connect allows appliances to be controlled and monitored from the app. Through their integration with Alexa, you can preheat your oven with voice control or even brew a pot of coffee while playing a selected playlist. Bosch wants you to focus on living your life while cleaning and doing chores at your convenience.
Troubleshooting is also a breeze. Through the app, you can communicate with customer service and they can immediately see what the issue is without needing a technician to come to your home.
App name: SmartHQ
The SmartHQ app proudly displays awards for cybersecurity and capabilities. Go ahead, quickly run an oven clean cycle from the grocery store when you learn of an unexpected guest coming over shortly. And do not worry about needing to upgrade to the latest model. Your smart appliance will receive performance enhancements, fix issues, and add-on features over the air.
App name: LG ThinQ
When you download the LG ThinQ app and connect it to your home appliance, you instantly receive access to exclusive rates on appliance accessories and enable the basic warranty. The app lets you manage appliances, but does not stop there. Within the app, you can organize your home by room and designate certain appliances to the various rooms.
There is also a smart diagnosis feature, which allows you to get ahead of problems before they start. Receive alerts if you typically use too much laundry detergent and may be damaging your washing machine.
App name: Smart Things
Samsung may have the most integrations of all the major appliance brands. Within the Smart Things app, you can control speakers, meal plans, cooking times on your range, home temperature and so much more. Samsung also integrates with other software, including home security.
App name: Dacor iQ Kitchen
Specializing in streamlining your kitchen processes, Dacor’s iQ Kitchen app lets you monitor your appliances while on the go. The app lets you easily connect to customer service for troubleshooting and receive status check updates regularly.
App name: Frigidaire 2.0
Frigidaire also integrates with Alexa and therefore offers voice controls within your home. Easily turn appliances on and off, or start laundry or dish cycles simply by saying it out loud. In the past, if there was ever an issue with your appliance, it would require a technician to come to your home, diagnose the problem, order the part, and schedule another appointment to fix it. Now with Frigidaire 2.0, customer service can see the problem and dispatch a technician with the correct part right away.
Frigidaire offers a wealth of setup resources for their app online at Frigidaire.com.
App name: JennAir App
This JennAir app already integrates with Google Assist, Alexa and Apple Watch, and we can’t wait to see the advancements they continue to come out with! They have also teamed up with a recipe app called Yummly. Through this relationship, you can monitor and select recipes based on foods currently in your refrigerator and their expiration dates. Adjust refrigerator temps as necessary and preheat the oven on your way home to reduce cooking time.
App name: Maytag App
The customization of this Maytag app truly sets it apart. While it still allows for chores to be started and finished with the click of a button, it also has the ability to assign tasks. Use this to let each family member know exactly what they are responsible for. Through repetition, certain appliances also allow you to create “favorite” cycles that are regularly used. This app is also smart enough to send you personalized smart tips based on your appliance habits.
App name: Home Connect
After connecting to your home’s wireless internet, Home Connect app offers you the flexibility of either voice or remote control. Easily control your appliances and even send recipes to your range or cooktop for convenient cooking. Diagnose any issues or glitches with the click of a button and receive customer service help right away.
We Cannot Wait to Show You What a Smart Appliance Can Do for You
Whether you are looking for help connecting your new appliance to your phone, or you are shopping for the perfect appliance to work with your current home setup, we’ve got you covered! Stop into one of our 12 locations to shop in person and work with a specialist on finding the appliance that fits your lifestyle, or you can shop online at Howards.com to see which smart appliances are available. Howard’s offers free home delivery on appliance purchases over $399 to the Southern California area. Contact us today for more information or to have one of our experienced product specialists help you find the perfect home appliances for your space.