Thanks both – I’ve actually tried with both apps, installed both once I realised the marketplace can’t be accessed from the newer one.
To be honest, I’ve had a really frustrating four years with home automation, and tried several different systems (starting with a Fibaro HC2). I HATE the idea of cloud based systems like SmartThings, but I really like the community and informal development that goes on around SmartThings. I only recently bought the hub as I’m giving it a go to see if I can cope with it, as my current system (Homeseer) has stopped working with Google Home, neither Homeseer nor Google are seemingly bothered with trying to fix what seems a widespread problem, and in the brief time I had it working, I found I actually really liked the voice control integration.
That’s a really long winded way of saying I’ve only paired four devices to SmartThings, as I’m just seeing if I like it enough to fully switch over. The other devices are: TKB wall plug, Fibaro 1 dimmer, Danfoss TRV, and Fibaro motion sensor. They all seem to work fine, although the TRV isn’t controllable through Google Home. The reason I’m pairing the Nodon remote is that I want to see how bad the “lag” is controlling things through the remote and SmartThings/the cloud, rather than having everything operate locally. Must admit I wasn’t expecting to fall at the pairing device hurdle – from the forums it looked like the remote was well supported.