I am sure this topic has been discussed before, if so please redirect me.
I have a Smartthings Hub v2. All is well, I love it. I know how to connect things that require a custom device handler. I have an IDE account. I have even played around with some code. It works.
Now, I just got a Samsung Connect Home believing it is just a Wifi router with a Smartthings hub built-in. I am not sure that is correct. I have only been able to pair “standard” things to the Home Connect. Things that are in the app as “officially” supported. So far, I have had NO luck pairing things that need a custom device handler. I have setup a second Smartthings account (or is it a Samsung account?) for the Connect Home and have been able to install the device handlers in the IDE. However, using the newer Smartthings app (not the classic), I can not get any of my things to connect.
So, a few questions.
- Does the Connect Home work with non-“official” things?
- Should I try to use the Smartthings classic App instead, would that work?
- (I would not be able to control the Wifi router, I know)
- For example, is it possible to add them to my account, using the Classic App, and then have them show up in the newer Smartthings App?
- Is there some tricks to make this all work.
The Wifi router works fine. I would like to see more control over it in the App, but it does work.
To make my Philips Hue lights work and connect, I had to plug the Hue hub directly into the Connect Home Router. Is it correct? It’s a bit of a pain, since I have to co-locate the Smartthings and Philips hub. I also have to be corrected to the Connect Home Wifi itself to reach the Philips Hub. Not a big problem, but why?
I paid a lot of money for the Samsung Home Connect, and now I am wondering if I made a mistake. It’s a bit strange that Smartthings choose to reproduce a newer device with less capacity than the old one. Any help would be useful. Thanks