Tuya Support Removed from Globe Suite Integration
The Globe Suite integration no longer supports all Tuya devices. During the initial release, the Globe Suite integration with SmartThings supported all devices, but the latest release of the integration (as of March 2020) has removed support for all non Globe Suite Tuya devices.
As of March 2020, the following steps only apply to Globe Suite branded Tuya devices thanks to these recent updates.
See the following post for a letter from the Globe Suite team addressing this:
Tuya is popular and offers cheap but decent bulbs. Historically, it was a big pain to integrate Tuya devices with SmartThings through Smart Life app and IFTTT previously until now.
There are several brands, like Geeni and Merkury, using Tuya’s chip/cloud and may be considered as Tuya devices as well.
And I just noticed the integration is actually available through the SmartThings new app a few days ago. And since it is based on the new ST cloud integration, users can integrate Tuya devices into SmartThings and SharpTools even without the ST hub.
So here are the steps to integrate Tuya devices into SmartThings and SharpTools:
Open SmartThings new app, tap “+” and “Add device” from top-right corner, and select Globe Suite under All brands section.
(SmartThings new App can be found in App Store/Play Store if you haven’t installed already or still thinking about moving from classic to new app .)
Input your credential you used in Globe Suite app even though it shows Tuya’s icon, because it is powered by Tuya’s cloud anyway. If you have registered another account in TuyaSmart app before, it will prompt and ask where you want it connect to. Select Globe Suite here since we added the device there in step 1.
Tap “Authorize”, and you should see the device from your Globe Suite listed below, and it is now to your SmartThings account.
Go to SharpTools user page, tap “Manage Connections”, select SmartThings. Login with your ST credential, and select this new device, and then tap “Authorize”.
Now you can add this Tuya device to your dashboard and rule then.
- Don’t be surprised if some of the Tuya devices are not yet supported in this approach, and please leave comments below if you find any not working in this integration so others can be aware.
- If the device doesn’t show up in ST after you authorize the connection, try deleting the Globe Suite connection by going to Settings -> Connected Services in the new app, and re-add it again to make sure the right app is selected in the process.
TL;DR - Add Tuya devices to SmartThings and SharpTools through Globe Suite in the ST new app. No physical hub is needed.