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Up for pre-order at smartthings.com is the link for the nvidia shield slightly cheaper than the Amazon pre-order deal.

SmartThings: (Shipping is $7 ymmv)
https://shop.smartthings.com/smartthings-link

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/SmartThing...B071GSVP6Z
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Last Edited by throlly September 28, 2017 at 01:21 PM
What is SmartThings Link?

SmartThings Link is a small device that plugs into the USB port on the back of your NVIDIA SHIELD, allowing it to connect wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and make them work together. SmartThings Link contains ZigBee and Z-Wave radios.


What are ZigBee and Z-Wave?

ZigBee and Z-Wave are communication protocols that use radio waves to "talk" (like Wi-Fi does). Your NVIDIA SHIELD on its own doesn't "speak" ZigBee or Z-Wave, but the SmartThings Link does!


What can I do with SmartThings Link?

SmartThings Link allows you to monitor and control connected devices using voice commands or the SmartThings app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also automate connected devices in your home and set them to turn on or off when doors are opened, as people come and go, and much more. (Connected devices sold separately.)


What can I do with just my NVIDIA SHIELD (no SmartThings Link)?

NVIDIA SHIELD has certain smart home functionalities built-in, but you need SmartThings Link to unlock its full potential.

Without SmartThings Link, your NVIDIA SHIELD can only connect to "Works With SmartThings" LAN and cloud-to-cloud devices, such as thermostats, speakers, and more. To connect with ZigBee and Z-Wave devices, you need to plug SmartThings Link into the back of your NVIDIA SHIELD.


Which devices work with SmartThings Link?

SmartThings Link works with a wide range of connected devices, including lights, cameras, doorbells, door locks, thermostats, sensors, and more. Look for the Works with SmartThings logo next time you're buying a connected device for your home, or visit SmartThings.com/Link to see the full list of compatible devices.


Can I use SmartThings Link by itself?

No. SmartThings Link is not a standalone device. It requires NVIDIA SHIELD with an internet connection and the free SmartThings app for Android (4.1 or later) or iOS (9.0 or later).


Can I order just the SmartThings Link?

Yes, you can order SmartThings Link standalone, but you need to add compatible connected devices to get the best smart home experience. So, we have created a Lighting Kit that include SmartThings Link and compatible devices so you can automate your lights to turn on when you enter a room or change brightness for the perfect entertainment experience.

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Where's the USB stick for Samsung 2016 & beyond SMART TV that Samsung promised couple of years back!!
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How do you preorder? All I see is coming soon.
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Huh, interesting product idea. Didnt know this was coming out. How is the SmartThings world compared to the Vera one? They're both Z-Wave right? I have been very happy with my network of devices all over the house working with the VeraLite for years now. Any real reason to move to the SmartThings system?
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link does not got o Amazon
Links should be fixed.
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Can multiple ST's be linked?
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So would I be able to replace my Smartthings hub entirely if I got this and plugged it into a Shield?
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Huh, interesting product idea. Didnt know this was coming out. How is the SmartThings world compared to the Vera one? They're both Z-Wave right? I have been very happy with my network of devices all over the house working with the VeraLite for years now. Any real reason to move to the SmartThings system?
Having had a Veralite for a number of years, I switched and didn't look back. Smartthings has a wayyyy better app interface, an extremely large active development community, and can support almost any device that is properly designed for Z-Wave or Zigbee. Customizing Vera was never as easy as it has been with ST, and even writing your own device handlers/apps isn't super difficult. If you were able to deal with Vera then you should be able to get the most out of ST by using the Smartthings IDE (developers interface) where you can install custom programs and device handlers etc.
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So would I be able to replace my Smartthings hub entirely if I got this and plugged it into a Shield?
I'm not 100% certain but here's what nvidia says...
"Turn Your Home into a Smart Home*
With the SmartThings Link, SHIELD TV becomes the first streamer to integrate SmartThings hub. This makes it the brain of your connected home. Control hundreds of smart devices around your home with automated routines and voice control. Coming soon.​"

https://shield.nvidia.com/support...se-notes/1
Check under the 6.0 release
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No free shipping at Samsung, and $40 at Amazon. Half-baked promotion. Also, does Unidays apply?
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Have a hard time understanding why I even would need/want this if I already have a hub. Everything they say I could do with this I can already do with the ST hub/app and ITTT or Stringify?
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Having had a Veralite for a number of years, I switched and didn't look back. Smartthings has a wayyyy better app interface, an extremely large active development community, and can support almost any device that is properly designed for Z-Wave or Zigbee. Customizing Vera was never as easy as it has been with ST, and even writing your own device handlers/apps isn't super difficult. If you were able to deal with Vera then you should be able to get the most out of ST by using the Smartthings IDE (developers interface) where you can install custom programs and device handlers etc.
Gotcha. So pretty much all my Z-Wave devices are GE or Aeon Labs. Id think those would be supported by any company looking to work with Z-Wave as those are two of the largest companies and products out there developing Z-Wave devices. That said is there a stand alone hub for SmartThings like the VeraLite? I think Id rather have a stand alone unit rather than have one of my Shield TVs handling it.
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