Use Hive Thermostat with Smarthings hub without Hive hub


We have just moved into a new house which has Hive (thermostat and receiver, but minus the hub which the previous owner took with them). I already run Smarthings and ideally want to run Hive without buying a Hive hub, just by running the ST hub. Is this possible?

I found the thread below, Which says its not possible but just want to check if there any new development on this?