SmartThings Classic is now officially retiring, and all SmartThings users are asked to use the new "SmartThings" app. The SmartThings Classic app will be removed from all app stores by 30 Nov 2020.
If you are a SmartThings Classic user and have not switched to the new app yet, please log in to the most recent version of the Classic app (2.20.1) and click the "Migrate Now" banner at the top of your dashboard.
Version 2.20.1 is the final release of the SmartThings Classic app. This version allows users who did not migrate their account before the 14 Oct 2020 deadline to complete migration to the new "SmartThings" app.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Works as Advertised!
I read of everyone having all these problems and I sit here thinking this stuff is working just like they said it would. I did have a few issues pairing the "things" with the Hub but most of that was all this is brand new to me, but videos and reading FAQs helped bring it all together and now I have a system that has met my every need. No app issue - update or not. I give it two thumbs up!
One Year of Usage
After one year, I am still a believer of the SmartThings app and hardware. I had one issue with some of the motion and door sensors that quit working. At last indication, the batteries were showing at least 30% to 40% charge level when they quit working. However, a quick call to tech support advised to change batteries and see if that worked. It did, so the battery charge level may read incorrectly, but other than that there have been no issues. I am sure an app update could correct that. Still works as advertised for me.
Solid App And Hardware
This is a solid part of any smart home set up; from simple to complex. Removing “things” can be a bit buggy. If it doesn’t remove after several minutes, it’s not going to do so for quite some time. You have to rename it and save that task for late at night. It generally removes it then - if it doesn’t, it will later on. Integration with Alexa is very smooth. Options for device control are very nice. Integration with GE smart switches is also very smooth with one catch. Discovering multiple switches at one time can take up to around 30+ minutes. However, by powering up and discovering one at a time, one can cut that down to a minute. One amazingly MASSIVE draw back is if you need to migrate to another version, one must remove EVERYTHING. If the hub should fail, you must reset EVERY device to its factory defaults so it can be reincluded one by one, and recreate all of your automations! Samsung, for some insane reason, provides NO image backup and restore. For someone like me with nearly 300 devices, to say nothing about the number of scenes, routines, and automations, that is a VERY SERIOUS deficiency. I almost gave this a 3 because of that, but it has been reliable for a few years now. When it goes though, I’ll be in for a two or so week ordeal.
4.5 Stars....Almost perfect
This is my first attempt at setting up a smart home system. I set it up for my elderly paraplegic grandmother who lives alone. Initial setup was rather intuitive and the basic options met most of our goals. It’s nearly a perfect app for the system. The only hiccups are in the confusion between using the “new” app vs the “classic” app (the classic app seems much better), I do wish that the Ring video app could be integrated since it can be confusing having to switch back and forth from viewing the video then unlocking the door. Setting up automations was a breeze and I like that it monitors the battery level on the sensors although I was a little disappointed that it couldn’t tell me which batteries to buy for those sensors (which happen to be SmartThings branded sensors). Lag isn’t bad, around 3 seconds. The “smart apps” are a bit confusing, such as the smart locks app but decent enough. All in all, I think that SmartThings is pretty good considering I was able to set it up, figure it out then teach both an 84 year old woman and my 65 year old dad how to use it all in just a few hours! 4.5 stars.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.