Aeotec Smart Home Hub/2018/2015 Model Hub Firmware Release Notes - 0.49.09

We will begin rolling out Samsung SmartThings Hub firmware version 0.49.09 starting Monday, August 21. Once downloaded, your Hub will briefly go offline as it reboots and applies the update; most customers will experience less than one minute of downtime. We will update the status page when the release is complete.

Hub Target:

  • Samsung SmartThings Hub 2015 (Hub v2)
  • Samsung SmartThings Hub 2018 (Hub v3)
  • Aeotec Smart Home Hub

Release Date: 21 August 2023~ 06 September 2023

Note that this release may be spread out over a week, so you may not see your Hub update the first day of the release period.

Release Notes

  • Hub’s Matter Controller is now Matter 1.1 Certified
  • Added support for 3rd party Matter Bridges
  • Fixed a driver bug that prohibited reading from some Matter manufacturer-specific clusters
  • Added support for LAN drivers to optionally define search parameters to prevent running discovery (saving system resources) unless a device matching those terms is found. Drivers without search parameters defined will not see any change in behavior.
    • These parameters should start being used automatically for SmartThing’s official LAN drivers.
    • Additional documentation and details are forthcoming to be used for Non-SmartThings owned community drivers.
  • Minor Lua optimizations to decrease memory usage by drivers
  • Fixed an ssue where drivers could drop bytes during partial receives on cosock TLS sockets
  • Updated network connection manager and enable internet connectivity checking for V2/V3/Aeotec hubs
  • Fixed an issue that caused LAN child devices not to be marked offline when the parent device was online


Some expectation to rollout for Station the same features?

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In terms of ‘adding support for 3rd party matter bridges’ does that mean I can now connect an apple TV acting as a matter/homekit hub to the SmartThings hub?

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No, because Apple TV is not a “Matter bridge”. It’s a “matter controller.” The same is true of all smartthings/Aeotec hubs. They can bring matter devices into their own app, but they cannot export devices connected to their hubs to other platforms via matter. So Apple and Samsung currently offer one-way integration in. Matter “bridges” provide Outbound integration.

Currently available “matter bridges“ include:

Aqara M1s hub (beta version only)
Aqara M2 hub
SwitchBot Hub V2
ubisys G1 gateway
Philips Hue bridge (must be signed up for their beta program)

IKEA and Tuya have announced that they will offer matter bridge capability for some hub models in the future, but it is not available yet.

For smartthings users, I think the big question for this release is will the switchbot hub 2 and the Aqara M2 be supported?

Here’s a good article with lots of details on how matter bridges work:

What is a Matter Bridge? • Know-how • matter-smarthome


will the switchbot hub 2 and the Aqara M2 be supported as Matter bridges with this release?

Really helpful - thanks

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yes. I have a Swithbot Hub 2 and Aqara G3 connected to SmartThings on this hub firmware with mostly successful results for their child devices.


Woo hoo! That is great news. :tada:


Will SmartThings Hubs ever work as a bridge. It would be great to connect two hubs locally rather being reliant on the cloud

Most of the public comments have been that it will not.

There was one comment in one interview with one senior staff member who said that they were always open to considering new features, and then some reporters ran with that and said that there were plans to eventually make it a bridge, but I think that was a big jump from what was said to Reality. We’ll just have to wait and see. :thinking:

That said, there are definite plans, including in this release, to be able to bring in other brands’ matter bridges, so we should be able to connect an Aqara hub acting as a Matter bridge to a smartthings/aeotec hub with a local connection. Just no option to go the other way.


I still haven’t been able to get my SwitchBot Hub 2 to connect.

Fails every time.

I assume once this firmware is implemented it will connect. Does this mean that all the SwitchBot connected devices will work locally ?

For example any locks. Wonder if IR devices setup will work too ?

Only the ones connected to an Switchbot hub 2 and exposed through its matter bridge functionality. See the SwitchBot manufacturer site for the current list, they keep adding more. :sunglasses:

Devices connected to other SwitchBot hubs will still only be available through the cloud to cloud integration. And even when connected to the SwitchBot Hub 2, it’s still not all models.

Wonder if IR devices setup will work too ?

Matter doesn’t offer many options to support these kinds of Devices. Switchbot manufacturer site has a blog article explaining what can and can’t work. But right now basically air conditioners have a few options and any other IR device is only on/off. Also, there’s a limit on the total number that are bridged.

Why are infrared appliances other than Air Conditioners only able to be turned on/off?
Matter does not support this feature.

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Are there plans for Matter support for Smartthings hubs models Wifi and Home Connect? They still without any Matter support. Could they soon use at least 3rd party bridges?

I am still running on the 048.00005 Firmware Version but tried nevertheless to pair an Aqara E1 Hub via Smartthings Android App. Allegedly also a fully compatible matter BRIDGE.

Although the Aqara Hub tells me after my repeatedly unsuccessful try, that it “has been bound to other ecological platforms” and lists Smartthings as platform, I still get a changing* error within Smarthings App saying that it could not register in the SmartThings Cloud.

Guess, I have to wait for the Smarthings Hub update to go through, hm?

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yes. its futile to even try pairing a matter bridge to smartthings until you are on 49.8


And even then, it may not work (still no joy getting my SwitchBot Hub 2 to play nice with SmartThings)

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Yeah, I’m going to try my 2nd SwitchBot hub 2 again tonight. Maybe this resolved the problem?


Didn’t work for me.

If this is representative of how Matter will be, I’ll stick with my zigbee devices…at least they work.

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I’m still waiting for 0.49.08 on a v2 ST hub
Is there any way to force an update?