Need a helping hand on laundry day? A smart-connected washing machine will definitely lighten the load. They can be connected to a Wi-Fi network and controlled from an app on your phone or tablet. You'll find this nifty feature on machines from all your favourite brands, including Candy, Hoover, Samsung, Miele and more. Our handy guide will take you through what a smart washing machine is, and all the benefits of having one.
Some smart machines give you the option to download new cycles onto your machine, so if you need a programme specifically for outdoor wear, you can add it to the existing settings.
Need the kids’ football kit ready by the time you get back from work? Some models let you use the app to get the wash started. Or, if you don’t want your clothes soaking in the drum while you’re away, you can pause the program, so you’ll be back in time to pop them on the washing line. Smart machines make life that little bit easier.
If you have smart speakers, why not ask Alexa or Siri to start a wash?* It’s perfect if you've just jumped into bed and forgot to hit 'go' on the machine. You can get the laundry done overnight and have fresh clothes for the morning without even needing to get up.
*Requires compatibility with smart speakers
If your machine has an error code, some smart models can diagnose the problem for you. Once you’ve downloaded the dedicated Wi-Fi app on your phone, it’ll give you solutions to fix the error, saving you having to call out an engineer.
Getting through your laundry just got easier, thanks to the hOn app. You can remotely manage the washing cycle, switch between functions, and keep up to date on its progress, all from your smartphone or tablet. It’ll even give you advice on how to remove stains and let you monitor your machine’s efficiency. An app that does the hard work for you – sounds good, right?
If you just can’t figure out what programme to use, let the Candy simply-Fi app do the thinking for you. All you’ve got to do is take a picture of your laundry pile, and the Snap&Wash feature will tell you which cycle is the best to use. It takes care of all the guesswork, leaving you with perfectly cleaned outfits ready to wear.
The wash dilemma – you need to put a cycle on, but if you do it before work, your clothes will be musty by the time you’re home. Well not anymore, as the Home Connect app lets you handle laundry from anywhere. Simply find the programme you want, start your
wash before you leave the office and it’ll be ready for when you get home. Don’t worry about the i-Dos drawer being empty either, it sends a notification to let you know when the detergent needs topping up.
The clever Smart Control+ panel works with the SmartThings app to let you control your machine from your phone. Just pop your laundry in, add your detergent, close the door, and press Smart Control. Then, open the app whenever you’re ready to choose a cycle. Easy
Thanks to Miele@Home, you can easily control the laundry on-the-go. Because the washing machine links to your home’s WiFi, it can connect to any compatible smartphone or tablet. Then, using the Miele@Mobile app, it offers advice on the best programme to use for each load and lets you know when it’s finished. So, when you’re at the shops or busy with other chores, it’s easy to check your phone and see how much longer the washing will take.