Hi, has anyone managed to successfully pair their Matter enabled Hue Bridge to the ST hun yet? Despite having matter enabled on the Hue Bridge and SmartThings, I am unable to get it to pair. It is seeing something so is trying, but finds an mDns device, it seems to be just seeing all lights combined as a single device. When dimming any of these lights, it shows the dimmer percentage change on this mDns device but that’s it.
I think we need a Matter edge driver for the Hue Bridge. Does anyone know of any? I’ll happily beta test if someone is playing with one?
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?
I’m just very interested in playing around with it and am excited to get my home on the Matter Standard. I am aware that it’s in the very early stages and doesn’t support everything yet but tinkering is what I like to do. I shall be patient and wait for ST to release a Matter Driver
Well this might explain why your Hue Matter firmware doesn’t work in SmartThings:
Apparently SmartThings doesn’t support Matter bridges yet?!
Aqara notes that only Google Home and Apple Home will be able to see Aqara’s devices connected to the M2 hub after the firmware update, while other Matter apps (like Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThings) will work just as soon as they support the Bridge device type.
I saw today, when I looked in the Hue app under Smarthome, that my Hue bridge is linked to the Hue hub. This should indicate a Matter integration. I also see in the fingerprints of the official channel under Matter Switch that the Hue bridge was added about 2 weeks ago.
The Hue bridge driver in Smartthings still shows as DTH. Does anyone know if there might be a Matter migration for the Hue hub coming soon?
Because all my Hue lights did not respond anymore within the Smartthings App starting approx. from Sep 24 (having used the Philips Hue beta drivers) and I wasnt able to reactivate them again: I decided to try my luck with the new Matter Integration of the Hue Bridge.
Although I was able to connect my Hue Bridge to Smartthings via Matter, some of the Hue devices of the Hue bridge (lights) are missing even after waiting for about an hour now. Most of the Hue lights; Hue Motions Sensors and Hue Switches show up within Smartthings. They work within Smarthings, respond to action (bit slow though) But some of them do not even show.
Now I wonder how to “refresh” the connection by “force” to find the missing ones.
As reference: I already connected the Aqara Hub to Smartthings via Matter a few days before. Newly integrated devices to the Aqara Hub show immediately within Smartthings! As do name changes of Aqara devices within Aqara.
Is it the amount of devices that causes trouble with Hue (70+), am I too impatient?
Anyone out there having similar issues or experiences?