As you may be aware, we announced upcoming platform changes in our post on June 24. Today, we are kicking off the first of these changes.
In this initial phase, we will be consolidating SmartThings into a single app and shifting away from select legacy systems. The purpose of this is to simply make things just – well — better, faster, more reliable and most of all, more secure.
Over the next month, we will begin rolling out these changes. Don’t worry — we’ll be sure to reach out to all impacted users by email or in-app notifications. Here’s what you can expect to change:
|What’s Changing||Transition Date||Action Required|
|The SmartThings Classic app will be sunset, and the new SmartThings app will be the single place to manage your smart home settings.||October 14, 2020||Upgrade to the new SmartThings app. If you have not yet migrated to the new app, here are instructions to get started.
|The new SmartThings app will be the single location for all event history:
* Some historical events will no longer be available in the SmartThings Classic app and Graph.
* Device status and history for Samsung Products will no longer update in the Classic App.
* Historical device events that do not match the new Capability Schema will not be accessible to Groovy SmartApps.
|August 17, 2020||Upgrade to the new SmartThings app to view full event history and Samsung product device statuses. If you have not yet migrated to the new app, here are instructions to get started.|
|The legacy versions of the SmartThings Alexa Skill and Action on Google will be sunset.
The new Alexa1 Skill and Action on Google2 integrations include faster response times, more devices, and the ability to control multiple locations.
1 Amazon, Echo, Alexa, and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
2 Google is a trademark of Google LLC.
|September 8, 2020||Upgrade to the latest SmartThings Alexa Skill or Action on Google.
If you have not yet migrated, here are instructions to get started.
|The legacy Sonos integration will be automatically upgraded to the latest integration available for users running hub firmware 0.27.6 or greater.
This new integration operates faster and more reliably with local execution when paired with a SmartThings Hub.
|September 8, 2020||If you connected your Sonos before August 27, 2019, we recommend you proactively transition to the new integration using these instructions.
Users who do not upgrade before September 8, 2020 will be automatically updated. Note that this upgrade may cause a disruption in some SmartApps or Automations leveraging the legacy integration.
|The Echo Speaks SmartApp will no longer be supported and existing installs will no longer be accessible.
Echo Speaks uses a cloud-based Groovy implementation that is resource heavy.
|September 8, 2020||Visit this page for instructions on how to transition to the new SmartThings Alexa integration.
This upgrade, in collaboration with Amazon, provides support for more devices and the ability to control multiple locations. For additional Echo Speaks feature parity requests, complete this form.
|The current Cloud-based system for monitoring Hub-connected devices will be replaced with a new service that runs locally on SmartThings hubs.
Hubs with older firmware (pre-0.32.x) will begin using hub connectivity status to determine online/offline status for hub-connected devices (e.g., Zigbee devices, Z-Wave devices and locally executing LAN devices). Note that Cloud-connected devices (typically WiFi-based products) will continue to operate and display online/offline status as usual.
|Launch of 0.32.x firmware (target Fall 2020)||No Action Required. More information about this change can be found here.|
We are here to help you through this transition, so feel free to contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being a part of our growing community as, together, we evolve the future of smart home.
Your SmartThings Team