Wondertech Labs has created the SwitchBot Hub Plus to help you remotely control all your Infrared (IR) devices such as your Air Conditioner, TV, DVD player, Blue-Ray player, media box, Fireplace and so much more. It also uses Bluetooth-Low Energy (BLE) to act as a bridge between your appliances and SwitchBots (SwitchBot, SwitchBot Meter and SwitchBot Curtain) and integrate to your smart home ecosystems (Google Home, Alexa, IFTTT). You can turn on the coffee maker or flip a switch with the Switchbot. The SwitchBot Hub Plus gives you the versatility to take simple switches and appliance buttons and turn them into smart-home devices.
SwitchBot Hub Plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the SwitchBot Hub Plus?
The SwitchBot Hub Plus is a Universal IR Hub that will allow you to control your Infrared (IR) devices from anywhere. It is also a Bluetooth-to-WiFi gateway for Appliance control and SwitchBots in your home.
What is the difference between SwitchBot Hub and the Hub Plus?
The main difference between the SwitchBot Hub Plus and the SwitchBot Hub is that the Hub Plus model has the Universal IR communication for your IR devices. The other difference is that the SwitchBot Hub Plus uses Long Range BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to bridge between the SwitchBot devices to WiFi control. The SwitchBot Hub Plus can also be integrated with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT. It will be integrated within Samsung SmartThings soon via cloud-to-cloud integration.
What devices does the SwitchBot Hub Plus control?
The SwitchBot Hub Plus can learn to control most of your IR devices such as you Air Conditioner, Robotic Vacuum, Fire Place, Projector, TVs, Media Box, DVD, Blue-Ray players or your home lighting. The devices can then be connected to your smart home integration via Wi-Fi. The SwitchBot Hub Plus can also control your SwitchBots, SwitchBot Meter and SwitchBot Curtains with Bluetooth (BLE).
How does the SwitchBot Hub Plus connect to your IR appliances?
The SwitchBot Hub Plus connects to your IR appliances by Smart Learning, Manual Selection through the SwitchBot App, or by creating a Customized IR connection to your appliance.
How do you use the SwitchBot Hub Plus?
You can use the SwitchBot Hub Plus with the SwitchBot App or by Integrating Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT. The SwitchBot Hub Plus will work with Samsung SmartThings soon.
Does the SwitchBot Hub Plus work without a WiFi connection?
Yes, you can still use the SwitchBot Hub Plus and the SwitchBots without an internet connection. You will need to use your phone’s Bluetooth connection and the SwitchBot App to control each device and hub locally. You need to be close enough with your phone to allow Bluetooth connectivity.
SwitchBot Hub Plus 5-Minute Review
You can watch our YouTube review video on the SwitchBot Hub Plus and SwitchBots here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liN7GVbNqBk&t=149s You’ll see Brian go through the applications of the SwitchBot Hub Plus to make your home into a smart home within minutes of opening the SwitchBot Hub Plus box.
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