I am considering buying a new TV and looking closely at QE65QN95B, which from the blurb includes a Smartthings Hub. Does this provide any additional functionality over my existing Hub (can the tv supplement or replace the Smartthings App on my phone) and can two hubs happily coexist on the same network. The one thing I am hoping will work with the TV is my hardwired Ring Doorbell will open a video window on the TV when the bell is pressed. Samsung only refer to the Ring Doorbell Pro being compatible so I am not sure if others have got older ring doorbells to work either natively or with a workaround?
Yeah, it’s not a hub. (I know Samsung calls it one, but it’s not.) straight out of the box, the only thing it can do is Wi-Fi connections.
You can add Zigbee to it by getting a separate dongle. There’s no zwave option.
So it offers less than the standalone hub models, but it all comes down to what you want to use it for.
As far as having more than one hub on one account, yes, that is now possible with smartthings. They can both connect to the same Wi-Fi network without a problem. They won’t share zigbee but they should be able to coexist in the same house without a problem. Both will show up in your smartthings app.
As far as your question about ring, the TV hub should work with exactly the same devices as any other smartthings hub: it’s the same integration.
Many thanks for info. I was suspicious that it was not a full blown hub.
In addition to Zigbee, the dongle supports Thread so you get Matter over Thread in addition to Matter over Wi-Fi which is native to the TV/Refrigerator hubs.
I have the fridge Family hub and currently have both Thread and Wi-Fi devices connected. The Family Hub is associated with the same account as my Wi-Fi hub that supports my Z-Wave devices and I can manage any device from that account regardless of which hub it is associated with. Any Routine that involves devices from both hubs, executes in the cloud, not locally.