Samsung SmartThings and Smart TV Integration False Advertising – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Samsung relating to reports that Samsung has failed to deliver on its promise to integrate its SmartThings platform with certain of its Smart TVs. In 2015, and again at CES 2016, Samsung stated that its SmartThings smart home and home monitoring platform would be compatible with all 2016 Samsung Smart TVs. Reports indicate that to date, Samsung’s SmartThings platform still has not been integrated with its 2016 Smart TVs. Furthermore, despite its promise that “all” 2016 Samsung Smart TV’s would be SmartThings compatible, recent statements from Samsung indicate that only the 7000 series and higher Smart TVs will be SmartThings-compatible. Consumers purchased 2016 Samsung Smart TVs because of the announced integration with the SmartThings platform, and for the countless consumers who purchased 5000 and 6000 series Samsung Smart TVs, Samsung has made clear that its promise that “all” 2016 Smart TVs will be SmartThings-compatible was false and untrue. Samsung’s advertisements and statements that its Smart TVs and its SmartThings platform would be compatible have not come to fruition, and for some model Smart TVs, this promise will never come to fruition. These false and misleading statements and promises may be in violation of state and federal consumer protection laws.
If you have purchased a 2016 Samsung Smart TV in anticipation of the television being SmartThings compatible, please contact the attorneys listed on this page.