Original SmartThings hub V1 will stop working at the end of June

Original SmartThings hub from 2013 called SmartThings Hub V1 will stop working at the end of June as new devices are ready to replace the model.

SmartThings Hub V1 is going to stop working:  You can therefore dispose of the original hub with confidence, because it is no use at all. However, that does not have to be a problem. If you only use WiFi and Bluetooth devices in your SmartThings setup, you can still operate them fine with the SmartThings app on your smartphone or tablet. However, if you also use other devices that run on the ZigBee or Z-Wave protocol, this will no longer work via the hub.

Then what can you do? You will have to buy something new anyway. You can purchase the latest version of the SmartThings hub (version 3). In the United States there is a deal for 65 percent off, but that is of little use here. European customers may be able to purchase a new hub at a discount via Aeotec, but it is unclear whether this also applies to the Netherlands and Belgium. The original hub never officially appeared here. Version 2 from 2015 and version 3 (see photo) from 2018, by the way. You may have received an email with a link to purchase the new hub at a discount. Then let us know in the comments. If you only recently purchased the original 2013 hub, you may still be able to claim under the warranty, and you may be able to get all or part of your money back. Anyway, if you have the first version of the hub, the device can no longer be used this summer. This is not the only SmartThings device that stops working. The SmartThings Link for the Nvidia Shield (a USB plugin) to transform the Shield into a smarthome hub therefore stops working.

SmartThings Hub V1 – Are you stopping too soon?

Eight years after its launch, the original SmartThings hub has thus become worthless. Logical on the one hand. The newer versions offer more options and benefits. On the other hand, it shows the speed at which relatively new products are being pushed aside. And that is a shame.

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