Smartthings Button as profile trigger in Tasker


#1

Hi all, first post here. I’ve been using Smartthings for a while and just recently picked up the ST Button (https://www.samsung.com/us/smart-home/smartthings/buttons/samsung-smartthings-button-gp-u999sjvleaa)

I’d like to use the button to play and pause my Chromecast. In Tasker I have Autocast setup and that task works fine and dandy, but I can’t for the life of me set up the button as a profile trigger. I’m subscribed to it in the sharptools app, but I can’t figure out what to write in the “Thing” and “Attribute” sections. I feel like such an idiot cause I’m sure its pretty simple. I’d like to use the “HELD” state of the button as the trigger. Thanks in advance


#2

Thanks for the message! The Thing State event plugin is one of the more advanced features of the SharpTools Tasker plugins and it can be a bit confusing the first time you use it! Check out the Thing State help article as it has some helpful tips as well as a video walking through how to set things up:

  • For the Thing field, enter the name or partial name of the Thing.
  • For the Attribute field enter the name of the attribute (probably button in your case)

Alternatively, you can leave either field blank and it will act like a wildcard, matching anything for that particular field.

If you only want your profile to trigger when the attribute is a certain value (eg. held in your scenario), you can use conditional logic in Tasker as noted in this article:

Eg. IF %st_attribute_value ~ held