Hi all, I’ve just bought a Hub 2.0 to link with my other devices around the house.
After 6 hours of playing with it, I can’t help but feel extremely deflated to the point where I might just cut my losses and return it to Amazon.
Here’s a rundown of my devices:
- 3 Alexas
- Philips Hue Hub 1.0 (with 8 associated lights)
- Logitech Harmony Hub with about 10 activities
- 4 TP Link HS100 WiFi plugs
These all currently work seamlessly together.
I’ve just bought:
- SmartThings Hub 2.0
- A few Xiaomi sensors (door/window and presence)
After installing the hub, updating the firmware and connecting to the app, I frequently get this error as I move through the different tabs. I haven’t even installed any devices!! Why would it be doing this? I can close it and carry on, but it’s just crazy - even before I’ve started using the thing, it’s just a bad sign to me.
I’m a bit confused about the setup of the devices. To start I added the Hue Hub, which added all the Hue bulbs. I then connected it with Alexa and ended up with duplicates of ALL the lights. So much so Alexa could no longer operate because of the duplicates. Is it best to link the bulbs with Alexa via Hue only, and therefore ensure the bulbs aren’t reimported with the ST skill (ie only the scenes instead)? The only advantage I see of ST is I can say colours whereas I can’t with the Philips as I only have a Gen 1 hub. If so, do I unlink the Hue connection with Alexa and allow ST to control it? I guess my apprehension there is the chain of command and lag. i.e Voice->Alexa->ST->Hue->Bulb seems like an awfully long chain. What do other people do?
By linking the Harmony Hub both with Alexa AND ST, again I have duplicate entries in Alexa.
I’m a complete tech savage, and I love all this stuff, but I can’t quite get my head around it all. Thanks all