Hello. This is my first post here so hopefully its in the correct place.
I got here to this site by asking a question on another forum, which directed me to the ActionTiles site, which lead me to IFTTT and then here to SmartThings. But as I look into this more and read thru the posts here, I feel like I’ve got more questions than when I started. I have headed down this rabbit hole!!! I figured that I’d create this post to hopefully get a few things sorted out as I’m getting started.
Quick backstory … A couple of weeks ago my work was getting rid of some older Dell tablets. So I picked one up with the thought that I’d set it up to use to be able to control my D-Link smart plugs, view my IP camera, work with my Sonos speaker, etc instead of always using my phone. But after installing Windows 10 on the tablet, I realized that because I currently access all those items from my phone with apps, a Windows tablet might not work for me.
A few questions as I’ve looked into this over the past few days:
- I currently have a Sonos speaker w/ Alexa. Can I just add the SmartThings skill to the Sonos speaker and use this speaker as the hub instead of buying a separate SmartThings hub?
- Once I get the hub sorted out, I’m thinking the next step would be to add my various devices into SmartThings. Or is there another step that I’m missing to get things going??
- Will this Dell Latitude tablet running Windows 10 work to control things (might be a better question to post on the ActionTiles site)? It seems like a lot of the posts I’ve seen talked about Amazon Fire tablets.
Hopefully that all makes sense and I can get some direction going forward. Thanks in advance for any assistance.