UPDATE (1 August)
We have completed work to implement regional safeguards in the SmartThings Classic app. Existing users can continue using SmartThings Classic without interruption.
In order to comply with recent changes in South Korea privacy regulations, we are unable to offer the Classic app to new users in South Korea going forward. New users in all other regions can once again sign up for Samsung Accounts and resume using the SmartThings Classic app.
We appreciate your patience as we continue working to meet your expectations for functionality and privacy in the new SmartThings app.
SmartThings is committed to helping turn every home into a smart home. With the help of a lot of great users and a very dedicated community, we’ve seen amazing growth! As we prepare to share SmartThings with more people around the world, we need to make some changes to the platform.
We realize that the SmartThings Classic App provides critical functionality for many of our advanced users. However, SmartThings Classic was only officially launched in North America and the UK, which means some changes are needed in order to comply with rapidly changing global privacy regulations. As part of this effort, we are temporarily limiting new user sign-up in the Classic app while we add some regional safeguards. Existing users can continue using Classic without interruption - and we plan to restore new user sign-up for select countries in the upcoming days.
Looking ahead, the new SmartThings app will be the best way for us to meet your expectations for functionality and privacy. We know that some additional work is needed to make the new app a one-stop shop for our users and have been connecting with members of the community to collect feedback on your favorite features. Stay tuned for upcoming releases, early tester announcements, and more!