Hue Bridge over Matter

This will likely come out of an eventual official integration, word is that the SmartThings engineers are working on one, but no timeline has been announced.

Can I ask why you are specifically interested in a matter integration on the Smartthings platform for the Hue hub? Since matter doesn’t expose rooms, groups or scenes, you would actually get less functionality than you would get from the current community – created LAN edge driver if you used a matter integration. And that one already runs locally.

Also, Samsung has already said that the smartthings hub does not act as a “matter bridge“ to expose devices to other matter apps and controllers, although the hue bridge does on its own, so again, you’re not getting any additional functionality if there is eventually a hue/smartthings matter based edge driver.

So what would you see as the advantage to having an edge driver using matter for the Hue hub versus the currently available LAN integration? Just a more consistent setup process?


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