LG says two million people are using SmartThinQ smart appliances

Don't count out the other Korean giant

LG SmartThinQ reaches two million users
The Ambient is reader-powered. If you click through using links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

With Samsung's Galaxy Home and SmartThings mesh updates coming at us, it's easy to forget that LG is still plugging away building its own smart home ecosystem.

In fact, it just announced that it's shipped over five million smart, Wi-Fi connected appliances and the number of downloads of its SmartThinQ companion app has reached two million - that's up from one million downloads at the end of 2017. And those numbers bode pretty well for households buying more than one LG smart home device/appliance.

Read this: TP-Link Kasa essential guide

LG' ThinQ brand now includes the InstaView ThinQ smart fridge, EasyClean cooker and QuadWash dishwasher we saw at January's CES show.

We also have the ThinQ smart speaker, LG's 2018 TV range with Google Assistant on board, robot vacuums like the LG HomBot Turbo+ and new LG smart air conditioners announced at the end of July which are both Alexa and Google Assistant compatible.

LG said that sales of connected home appliances have been "increasing sharply" and that it will continue to have open partnerships and an open platform.

Related stories

amazon How to associate Sonos and Echo speakers and create groups
smart home The best smart locks: Smart security from August, Yale, Schlage and more
thermostats Tado review: Smart Thermostat and Radiator Thermostat put to the test
speakers Marshall Uxbridge Voice packs a hefty Alexa punch
lighting Hue Sync explained: How to sync Philips Hue to your movies and games
smart home IFTTT essential guide: The best IFTTT Applets for your automated smart home