FAQ: Tasmota Integration in 2020 (for Tuya SmartLife devices)

I’ve notice a lot of questions regarding Tuya wifi devices lately and thought I’d throw together this FAQ for Tasmota. Work in progress.

There are many devices using the Tuya Smart Life App that can be flashed with Tasmota.

The easiest way to flash them at the moment is using Tuya-Convert

There are various ways to integrate into SmartThings. A few are listed below. Most of them require that you setup your Tasmota devices with static IP Addresses. Some will require a MQTT broker for sending updates back to SmartThings.

Brett Sheleski
The original as far as I can tell. This one requires static IP addresses and uses a smart app which discovers and creates child devices for each Tasmota device.

Eric M
This one is popular and has been around since 2016. It uses a smart app and has the ability to discover devices.

Davin Dameron
Based off Brett’s work, this one eliminates the Smart App and child devices. Instead the devices are added manually in the SmartThings IDE. In its simplest form, it can use polling and no other software is needed. However, in this arrangement any events that happen at the device can take up to 5 minutes to show up in SmartThings. If you add in the MQTT Broker component, updates become real time and a static IP is not required.

Hongtat Tan
Like Brett’s, this one uses a smart app that creates child devices. It also requires a static IP.