The shift to using apps via a TV tablet or smartphone is set to be as easy as picking up a remote to turn a TV on.
Days out from the CES show Samsung has announced that its latest Smart TV software enables consumers to control their home appliances through its connected television sets.
This includes managing "lighting, air-conditioning and refrigerators," according to the company's official Samsung Tomorrow blog today.
In an effort to get third party Companies such as lighting and air-conditioning Companies on board Samsung has released a Smart TV SDK 5.0, this beta firmware is designed to make creating TV apps easier.
As a result, it shouldn't be long before we're pointing fingers at our TVs and commanding them to dim the lights with completely unnecessary prompts like "Showtime!"
Samsung announced their new connected house feature on the same day that LG announced its HomeChat idea.
LG's similar HomeChat feature uses messaging apps to interact with washing machines, refrigerators, ovens and vacuums.
Both South Korean conglomerates are leading television manufacturers and also specialize in making everything from dishwashers to electric ranges.
Samsung and LG may be locking horns when it comes to manufacturing smart watches, too.
Samsung has its Galaxy Gear and possible follow-up, while LG is reportedly re-entering the wearable market with 'G Arch' and 'G Health device.