Since our last update, we have been diligently working to continue migration of Groovy devices to our new Lua Edge drivers as well as launching new features for Matter devices and the SmartThings application.
We wanted to provide an update on some next steps for this platform transition over the next few months. Be sure to watch the announcements section of the SmartThings community for more updates like this.
Automatic Device Pairing with LUA Drivers
After May 24, 2023, we plan on disabling device joining for Groovy DTHs in SmartThings. After this change, newly connected devices will use a SmartThings owned driver or (if you have it installed) a community-created driver for device setup. This step will not cause your connected devices with Groovy DTHs to stop working but, if you have to re-onboard those devices, they may add as a “Thing” if no driver can be matched.
Supported Device Migrations
We are still in the process of seamlessly migrating supported devices from Groovy DTHs to a Lua Edge driver behind the scenes. If you have a supported device that still has not been migrated despite being targeted on this list Here, don’t worry, we are working on this and you should see changes within the next few months. We are doing this process in phases to ensure minimal impact to the platform and your devices.
For users with older Sonos models: After migration to a Lua Edge driver, these devices will no longer support the playing of media files. We have added this to the list of affected supported devices in the FAQ Here.
Migration for Community-Created Groovy DTH Devices
After June 1, 2023, we will begin the process of migrating devices which are using community-created Groovy DTHs to our new Lua Edge drivers. Our system will attempt to find a SmartThings owned driver or (if you have it installed) a community-created Lua Edge driver that best matches your device. There may be a difference in functionality depending on the original features of the Groovy DTH. If SmartThings cannot find a driver that matches your device, it will be migrated to a “Thing” placeholder and will no longer function.
If you do not want your device with a community-created Groovy DTH to become a “Thing” or if your device is migrated to a “Thing”, you will need to follow one of the options outlined Here.