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As of August 2018, there are eleven different versions of the SmartThings hub being sold at retail. There are also a few older versions from the kickstarter phase and some model variants, but in terms of feature differences, these are the important ones.

Z wave frequency varies in different regions, so if you live in the US, Mexico,, or Canada, you'll need the US version of the hub. If you live in the EU, you'll need the U.K. version of the hub. For other countries, you'll need to check which Z wave frequency is legal where you live.

There is no migration tool available, so if you buy a new hub, even one of the exact same model, you will have to rebuild your entire system from scratch. The only exception is if you used WebCoRE to create your rules. It does have a backup for the rules created with it that will help somewhat if you are setting up a new hub. But you still have to rejoin each physical device individually.

Available for Purchase

  • 1. SmartThings Hub V1 (US) {discontinued, but still sold by some retailers}, model numbers F-H-ETH-001, STH-ETH-001

  • 2. Samsung SmartThings Hub V2 (US), model numbers STH-ETH-200, STH-ETH-250
  • 3. Samsung SmartThings Hub (UK), model numbers F-HUBUK-V1, STH-ETH-251, F-HUBUK-V2

  • 4. Nvidia Shield Link, model numbers F-USB-US-M-1

-This model is an add on to the Nvidia Shield streaming media console.

  • 5. Samsung Connect (US), model numbers ET-WV520, ET-WV530
  • 6. Samsung Connect (Singapore), model numbers ET-WV521, ET-WV531
  • 7. Samsung WiFi (US), model number ET-WV525KWEGUS
  • 8. Samsung WiFi (UK), model numbers ET-WV523

-These models are both a Wi-Fi router and a SmartThings hub. Note that "Samsung WiFi" is the second generation of the router model and includes the Plume technology. The Samsung Connect Pro and the Samsung Connect models use the same firmware.)

  • 9. SmartThings/ADT Security Hub (US), model numbers F-ADT-HUB-1

-This model includes ADT features which allowed for connection to a central monitoring center.

  • 10. Samsung SmartThings Hub 2018 (US), model number GP-U999SJVLGDA
  • 11. Samsung SmartThings Hub 2018 (UK), model number GP-U999SJVLGEA

-This standalone hub model costs less than previous models ($69 vs $99) and can connect via either Wi-Fi or ethernet.

You can find the most current firmware release number for most of these models in the official supportbase article on “hubs”

Announced but not Yet Available

In addition, the following devices have been certified with third-party organizations, but have not yet been released for sale and no timeline has been announced:

SmartThings Extend for Samsung smart televisions (US), model numbers F-USB-US-V1

No Longer Available

SmartThings Hub V1 on nonUS Frequencies (UK, Australia, etc), this was available to kickstarter backers only, never sold at retail

SmartThings Hub V2 on Korean Frequency (used for a pilot program which was then shut down), model numbers STH-ETH-252