BSH will launches its Home Connect products in 25 markets



According to BSH strategy, digitalization and networked home appliances can fundamentally change the expectations of consumers. It is no longer just about buying a single home appliance, but about in the intelligent interaction of networked solutions that enable uncomplicated and smart everyday living at home. With Home Connect, BSH has established a currently unique solution for home appliances that allows users to control various appliances from different brands through a single app. By the end of 2015, Home Connect was already available in Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and China and is set for further international expansion in 2016: by the end of the year, Home Connect will be available in around 25 countries.The Home Connect platform of BSH will also be opened to external developers as a digital ecosystem this year. A software development kit (SDK) will provide external developers access to an uncomplicated interface for own developments and networking Apps in Home Connect starting estimated in June 2016. Furthermore BSH has acquired new partners: for example, the company Kochhaus is joining the ecosystem and will integrate the Home Connect interface into its app. In the future, consumers will be able to transfer settings from Kochhaus recipes directly to their oven via a mobile device using the Home Connect function. Further partners will join in at the IFA 2016.