List of Tuya devices that works?

I have looked all over and can’t find it…
It’s there a list of Tuya devices that are known to work with SmartThings?
That way I know what I can buy and what to stay away from…

I don’t know of any current list. Even if there was such list, Tuya has so many variations and changes things so often it would never be update.

WiFi devices, most don’t work with ST, but there are some partial work arounds for on/off devices like bulbs, plug and switches.

ZigBee devices have a fair chance of working is you have a ST hub but you generally need custom Edge Drivers. Many are already available.

Matter over WiFi sould work if you have a ST hub.

If you have something in mind ask about it in this forum.

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As Paul said, no list, and given tuya’s business model, no way to keep one up-to-date.

The easiest way to avoid issues is to use matter.

  1. If a certified device is individually certified for Matter over WiFi or Matter over Thread, it should work with SmartThings as long as you meet the requirements on the SmartThings side. These will be local integrations and won’t require any custom code, so that’s the good news. It won’t work for all devices or all features, but you will also be able to use the device with the Smart Life app and the SmartThings app at the same time, so that can help fill in some of the gaps in the integration. It also makes it easy to keep the firmware up-to-date.

FAQ: What do I need to add a Matter device to the SmartThings app? Do I need a bridge router device?

  1. for Zigbee devices, If it’s a device that works with a Tuya “matter bridge” then you connected it to that hub, and then then use matter to bring the bridge into SmartThings, and it will bring some of its connected devices with it. Again, not all devices or all features, but also again you’ll be able to use the device in both the smart life app and the SmartThings app, which can be helpful. And it will be a local connection with no custom code required.

Here’s an example of a Tuya matter bridge. (Although the product description says it only works with Moes brand tuya made devices, Some community members have said they have been able to use some tuya devices from other brands.)

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Honestly, that’s the only easy way to know that it will work and you won’t have to hunt all over for a custom edge driver or get a custom edge Driver updated with a new fingerprint.

If you don’t want to use matter, it’s a lot of trial and error. Even two devices with the same model number from the same manufacturer may not both work, another reason why there’s no list.

FAQ: Using Tuya Zigbee Devices Directly With a SmartThings/Aeotec Hub (2024)

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I have a door sensor that bought and cant get it connected… I also bought a temp sensor that should be coming soon and now I’m thinking it might not work as well… these only cost me a buck or 2 a piece off of AliExpress, so no big deal… but I would like to have them work of course

One of the issues with AliExpress is that there are literally thousands of different sellers and most have no idea of what they’re selling. Product descriptions may have errors. Sometimes the devices are counterfeit. Quite often the devices were bought as a returns lot from another seller. They may be just fine, some may be defective. It’s the reason that many manufacturers will not honor warranties for devices bought on Aliexpress. But you can definitely find cheap prices if you’re willing to take those those risks. :man_shrugging:t2:

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Yea… I bought a motion sensor off there for either $.99 or $1.99… used the Mariano edge driver and it works great… even shows battery percentage… Thats why I got the contact sensor, but cant get it to work at all… and if time is money… I’m spending more money (time) than if I just bought one that works… and it’s still not workings… :sob:… but the price got me… :joy:

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Pair your contact sensor with @Mariano_Colmenarejo 's “ZigBee Thing Mc” driver, look in history after it is paired, take a screenshot of the details, and post the shot for Mariano. If it is NOT an EF00 cluster device he will probably be able to add the fingerprints to make it work.

If it has EF00 clusters @w35l3y 's “Personal Tuya Devices” driver might work.

If your temperature sensor has a LCD display it will probably have EF00 clusters. Again Wesley’s driver might work. If it has no display Mariano’s driver should work.

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