Courts Singapore opens first IoT store at Funan mall

Courts Singapore has opened its first Internet of Things store at Funan mall.

The 12,000sqft store houses Google’s first experience zone in Asia and another from Samsung.

Consumers can try Google’s entire range of products in Singapore, from smartphones to the recently launched Nest Hub smart display, which is similar to a smart speaker but with a screen.

Ben Tan, Courts Singapore country CEO, shared with The Straits Times that 80 per cent of the products on sale are compatible with smart-home platforms such as the one anchored by Google Assistant, Google’s artificial intelligence-powered voice-assistant software.

“The number of smart products available here that work with Google Assistant has increased by 200 per cent this year on year,” Tan said.

At the Samsung experiential zone at the Courts Singapore Funan mall store, consumers can try out an integrated smart home.

They can open a door using a digital lock, see notifications from a security camera on a smart Samsung television and issue voice commands to smart home appliances such as washing machines and fridges.

According to Tan, Courts will offer more services to go along with smart home, such as setting up the devices and educating users on how to control their smart gadgets.

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