We are ready to begin beta testing of our next big thing, Super LAN Connect, which provides enhanced LAN-connected devices support. Help us uncover bugs, anomalies and let us know what you did and did not like about the experience.
Requirements for Testing
Must be willing and able to test
Willingness to reset at least 1 LAN device in your home and add it back into your “things” list. (not a necessity for participation)
Should have any of the following devices (they are the only ones that are currently supported).
Wemo light switches (in wall and plug-in module)
Wemo motion sensor
What to expect
The new Super LAN Connect is a background service that runs on top of the current “Add Device” experience. It will search for LAN devices on your network and add them automatically to to your SmartThings setup. If you have LAN devices currently installed we will migrate them to the new experience. Once the migration is complete your “Connect” apps will no longer appear in your “SmartApps” section in the mobile app.
Custom “Connect” apps will not be supported at this time
If you replaced the device handler installed by the official “Connect” app it will migrate your custom device handler to our code base.
We will be sharing the device handler code for these devices so you can migrate any special features over to the new code.
To Get Started fill our the beta participation form.
We thank you in advance for taking the time to help us test our new LAN device experience.
I am sure I missed things and details so if you have any questions ask them.
Sorry… to clarify - each beta feature we are testing is managed by a different list. Some we are posting publicly (like this), while others were sent under with private invites. Just because you are on one feature list does not mean you are on all of them; we will not switch the features on for you unless you sign up for that specific list.
The way things work currently is that for every LAN integration you enable, you have a separate Service Manager SmartApp. So if you have a Philips Hue system and a Bose speaker, you have two installed SmartApps that are controlling those devices.
We’ve made large improvements to the platform to reduce the complexity of this type of setup. In the future, instead of having individual Service Managers to communicate with each device on your LAN, you’ll be utilizing native features of our platform to handle communication. You’ll no longer see “Sonos (Connect)” or other Service Managers installed in the IDE.
When we enable this beta feature for you you’ll be able to go to the “Add a thing” menu to migrate all of your existing compatible integrations.