New SmartThings "hub" the Station

I have seen it on my Galaxy S22 plus.

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if you tap the banner does it take you to a store to purchase or what?

It takes you to explore page

In the latest iOS app update, there’s a notice on the new Station, and it has a restriction on Zigbee devices I haven’t seen before - it only supports Zigbee devices certified by SmartThings! I hope this restriction doesn’t make its way to the existing hubs!

*3. Supports Matter and Zigbee devices

SmartThings Station supports Matter and Zigbee devices. The SmartThings app allows you to easily control and use a variety of Matter and Zigbee devices anywhere, anytime.

  • For Zigbee devices, they must be certified by SmartThings.
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Maybe there will be no way for users to add custom Edge Drivers to the Stations.

Or maybe they are just saying don’t call support if some cheap unsupported AliExpress device doesn’t work properly. This is already true with the existing hubs.

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I’m hearing rumours that this is true. It’s not going to have the same functionality as other hub models.

I still think it’s intended as a thread border router for Bixby, but that’s just my own guess.

Im still hopefull for a new super ST hub to replace the 2016 v2

Never happen but forever hopeful

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I don’t have a huge problem with the idea of it only supporting stock drivers. It does seem to be referred to casually as the ‘Matter hub’ so that may be its main thrust.

We never seem to hear much about the details of the hubs in the TVs and appliances. Do we know much about how they support Edge drivers?

It all helps provide an extra selling point for the Aeotec hub.

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Which is almost useless. It’s frustrating and like pulling nails to try and figure out how to buy this thing.
Samsung, how about a release page with dates and pricing like you do with your new phones and tablets? Pre-order page, anything.

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