Hello! I recently bought a S90C TV, and it apparently has the ability to act like a SmartThings Hub. However, it doesn’t work as expected for me. When I “install” the Hub on the TV, the description says the following:
IoT devices (such as lighting, outlets, door locks, sensors, etc.) can be used with SmartThings Hub. In the SmartThings app on your mobile device, you can connect IoT devices. It also supports Matter standards, so you can connect various Matter-compatible IoT devices together.
If you sign in to the SmartThings app on your mobile device with your Samsung account registered to SmartThings Hub, you can check the device connected to TV.
Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Thread Module Available
This suggests that the TV should be able to connect to Matter devices over both Wi-Fi and Thread.
However, when I try to add my Matter-over-WiFi outlets to the hub via the SmartThings app, the app tells me that:
Your hub in My home doesn’t support this device.
And it does the same thing with my Matter-over-Thread outlets.
When I look up details for the hub via my.smartthings.com, it gives me the following metadata:
- Firmware 000.047.00011
- matterAvailability = Available
- threadAvailability = Unavailable
- threadRequiresExternalHardware = false
- zigbeeAvailability = Available
- zigbeeRequiresExternalHardware = false
- zwaveAvailability = Unsupported
But in the Thread section, it says “This hub does not support Thread.” That’s confusing: why is threadAvailability “Unavailable” instead of “Unsupported” like Z-Wave? And if Thread is actually unsupported, then why is threadRequiresExternalHardware set to false? I feel like there’s a software issue somewhere. Like, did somebody forget to enable the Matter/Thread config for the TV’s hub firmware?
And another thing: this Samsung page certainly implies that this 2023 TV should have Matter and Thread support without using a SmartThings Dongle, though it’s not 100% clear.
Anyway, I’m confused. Based on what I’ve read, the hub should at least support Matter, and it should probably support Thread; but I can’t get it to work with any Matter devices, Thread or Wi-Fi. Anyone have any luck in this area?