[RELEASE] Homebridge SmartThings v2.0

Thanks. That’s a shame though - that’s the one I can’t get to even start up in HOOBS.

Did you try running it as a child bridge? I know this is how I had to configure it to get it to run in a new install of Homebridge. Not sure how it might be implemented in HOOBS.

In HOOBS I added the plug-in, and let it do it as a new bridge (it wouldn’t add to an existing bridge), and then ran through the setup but got errors on startup of that bridge. No idea if that was a child bridge - maybe HOOBS runs a bit differently.

I don’t think Hoobs runs a pure Homebridge instance anymore. I believe they have split away from it a bit.

A bit of good news, although this would be a very complicated solution…

The amazing @taustin has created an Edge option to enable SmartThings/MQTT integration for the new architecture. (The topic title is a clickable link.)

Why is that good news, you ask? Because there are several available MQTT plug ins for HomeKit, including some that run with HOOBS.

So…you could go SmartThings—>MQTT—>Homebridge.

Obviously clunky, inelegant, tedious, and requires yet another device…but maybe better than nothing for some people.

Clearly it would be better just to have a new ST plug in for Homebridge but I’ve not yet heard of anyone working on one.


You’re on top of all of it. LOLz!! I immediately started searching for Homebridge replacements and this popped up. Hopefully a new smartapp comes along, but at least this is something for now.

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try this:

it requires you to set up a Personal Access Token

I haven’t really tested it yet so not sure what the outcome will be for users.


Looks promising but rather limited at the moment for the types of devices it supports. What’s going to be really rough is that anything setup through the Homebridge integration right now is going to have to be completely redone in HomeKit once you migrate.

there was another one from another developer

I’ve just installed the iklein99 version of the smart things plugin and it is fantastic, it’s being updated very regularly and I’d very much recommend people having a look at this one.


good to know. i just did a search for plugins yesterday and found it and it looked promising. i liked how active the dev is too. i installed it but havent set it up just yet. will probably wait to see what ends up migrating on the ST side first

And will this work with the new groovy-less SmartThings?

yes. it requires you to set up a Personal Access Token


Yep, this just uses a token, so I believe it will

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Further to this, I subscribed to the GitHub notifications and already there have been further commits, one user raised a request around contact sensors, and boom, next day there’s a commit for the same.

Very active dev, deserves support

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Pardon my stupidity: how could I set this up in Hoobs?

You would probably need to contact the developer and see if they can produce a plugin for hoobs

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Yes, I found it. Plug-in slightly older than GitHub version. Asked developer how often they are “aligned”

Thank you!

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Just putting this out there that if you had Homebridge running on a Raspberry Pi or whatever else and worried about losing it after the groovy IDE deprecation you could always install Home Assistant on that same device and add the SmartThings and HomeKit integrations and it’ll accomplish the same thing plus lots more as it could act as an easy replacement for webCoRE too. Works great.