Does Yeelight Work with SmartThings?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Among many smart lights, the yeelight from Xiaomi is one of the hot topics these days.

It’s been reviewed among many YouTube reviewers due to it’s features and competitive price. It is specially compared to some of premium high-cost smart bulbs like Philips Hue.

One of the important feature of yeelight is it does not need any kind of hub to operate.

Does yeelight work with smartthing?

Yes, according to the yeelight manufacturer, the yeelight will work with Samsung smartthing and many other smart hubs such as Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Xiaomi Mijia.

In earlier versions, there was a problem with connecting the yeelight to smarthing app. However, that problem is resolved with the help of the mi connector app from the xiaomi.

Right now, we do not need the mi connector. The versions that are available in the market will connect to your Samsung smarthing app quite easily.

What is Samsung smartThing and Xiaomi Yeelight?

Samsung smartthing is the hub created by Samsung corporation for connecting all your Samsung smart home devices through wifi.

It is a well-known product that has been used by millions of users all around the world. It gives connecting support for third-party smart devices too.

On the other hand, Yeelight is a recently introduced smart bulb by Xiaomi. The brand is marketed through “Yeelight”.

Even though it is not a very old brand name, the establishment and background of yeelight are pretty solid through the Xiaomi.

So, the products coming through the yeelight seem to offer a vast array of premium features for a long-lasting period.

Most importantly, at an economical price tag.

How do I connect Yeelight to SmartThings?

Step 01: First of all, install the Samsung smartthing app into your mobile through the google play store or Apple store.

Step 02: After the installation, open the smartthing app, then click the menu and select the devices option.

Step 03: In the devices menu, you’ll see a plus (+) icon on top right section of the display. Click that and browse the list to find the option called “Yeelight”. Then again, click it.

Step 04: Now, you’ll see another option called Lighting. Click it. Then, the app will be asked to enter your yeelight app/account credential. Enter them correctly to connect both yeelight and smarthing .

Step 05: Once you have successfully connected both apps, you can find the yeelight smart bulbs within your smartthing hub app.

If you are wondering about video instruction, then this video will help you to understand the above steps easily.