Setup: I have Smart Things on my Samsung Phone, a Philips Hue Bridge with two connected bulbs and a connected Hue Button, and a Nanoleaf Canvas.
I have the Hue and Nanoleaf as "Linked Services" in Smart Things.
On turning on a Hue bulb, I want the Nanoleaf Canvas to turn on (and when the bulb goes off, for the Canvas to go off).
I've set up a Smart Things automation for this and from the Smart Things app it works fine.
Smart Things isn't regularly checking the status of the bulb, however, so if the lights are operated in other ways (from the Hue Button - a key use case, from the Hue app or from the Nanoleaf app). the automation doesn't kick in.
I've done a bit of reading and *think* that Smart Things should sync the status of the bulbs periodically and execute any automations. I've read it should do this either every 5-10mins or every 5secs. I can't work out what's needed to get it to the lesser amount!
However, either way this isn't working.
If I go into the Smart Things app and check the Linked Services, everything syncs up and the automations kick in. But if left to its own devices, nothing happens.
Do I need a Smart Things hub on site to make the syncing work reliably and quickly? Or is there something else amiss? (Including my understanding of how this should work!).
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