Let Your Smartphone Control Your Household Appliances From Now On

September 16, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Wouldn’t itbe exciting if you have the choice of controlling your home appliances by just touching the screen of your smart phone while watching television?

Most of the smart home appliances now come with apps and these apps are available on popular mobile platforms like iOS and Android.

If you are looking for a solution to justify your decision to purchase an iPhone, multinational appliance manufacturers are giving you some devices which can be controlled via an iOS device.


The LG Smart ThinQ LFX31995ST refrigerator comes with Wi Fi connectivity and an 8 inch LCD display. The user has the option to connect this appliance to his smart phone via the LG Smart ThinQ application, using which he can control the functionality of the refrigerator.

The user will get details about the inside temperature of the fridge with this app. You can even diagnose the faults of the device using the app and it will inform the company for tech support.

Meanwhile, the Whirlpool WRL767SIAM Side-by-Side Refrigerator with 6th Sense Live will inform you via an app in your smart phone or tablet when the door of the refrigerator is open or if there is a power outage from the device. The device is simply awesome and saves valuable energy.

The GE Profile PT9550SFSS Built-In Double Convection Wall Oven sports a ‘Brillion’ app developed by GE. Significant about the app is that it will transform your smart phone to a remote control to control the oven. That means you can preheat this double walled oven, even if you are sitting in the living room and talking to your guest.

The LG Smart ThinQ LRE3027ST oven connects to your tablet or smart phone via the LG Smart ThinQ app and will provide you with a variety of features. You can even search for new recipes using this app.

The app provides the facility to diagnose as to whether it works properly or not. The point which critics push is that you have to manually press the start button on the oven to start cooking, which will not sound good for those couch potatoes out there. (This does give the homeowner some protection against a hacker from turning on your oven when you are away – editor’s comment.)

LG Smart ThinQ WT6001HV Washer/Smart ThinQ DLEX6001V Electric Dryer comes with a beautiful touch screen which lets you know all the important information. This home appliance will connect wirelessly to Smart ThinQ app installed in your phone and will provide you information about the wash cycle. The app can be used to run diagnostics also.

Samsung WF457 Washer/DV457 Electric Dryer is a smart looking washer- dryer pair. Both feature 8 inch LCD touch screens to control the devices. These appliances can be connected to Samsung’s smart washer app and you can get all the important information about your washing at your fingertips .


You can start or stop a run using your smart phone as a remote control. Like other apps accompanying smart appliances, this one also has a diagnostic component, which we can use to check whether the appliance is working properly or not.

The Whirlpool WFL98HEBU Front Load Washer/WEL98HEBU Front Load Electric Dryer with 6th Sense Live features the Sixth Sense Live technology developed by the manufacturer. The device will communicate with an app in your smart phone or tablet and will give information about the status of wash and condition of the appliance in your fingertips.

Meanwhile, the Whirlpool WDL785SAAM Dishwasher with 6th Sense Live comes with a price tag of $950 and is the only one device of its kind that features 6th Sense Live technology. The app installed in your smart phone will alert you when the dishes are cleaned. Like other smart appliances, the app will diagnose the working of the equipment also.

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