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Lutron Serena Shades issues

rbeckert 2 months ago updated by James Goodman 15 hours ago 6

I've added 7 SERENA SHADES by LUTRON to SMARTTHINGS and 'authorized' them. In the ActionTiles app, they appear in LOCATION/HUB DETAILS but when I go to create HubTiles in a tileset, they are not listed.

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Severe weather alert tile

dbnewell 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Harris Brodie 2 days ago 12

Is there a way to build a severe weather tile that uses the smart weather station data from my ST hub?

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Rotate through list of images or feeds in 1 Media Tile

MichaelB 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Images updated by Blancmange 4 days ago 2

Media tile that can be configured with two or more URL’s such that the tile rotates among the multiple images every ‘n’ seconds. Would enable rotating among multiple video cameras on a single tile, or rotating between video camera and weather images, for example. 


Dimmer slider, color picker always visible via a special new Tile type?

Nic 5 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by leftofdead 6 days ago 31

I apologize if this has been discussed already, I couldn't find an answer. Is it possible to have a dim slider or color picker shown next to the switch all the time instead of having to click the three dots? I think it would be really helpful to be able to simply slide the dimmer without going through a menu.

Thanks for everything!


Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 4 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Mogens jacobsen 1 week ago 119

Since the rtsp support seems to be on hold for now I had to return the second camera I ordered on Amazon. But I managed to make one of my old camera work.

PLEASE list the exact brand for your camera here if you can confirm it works for you. This will help others with the new purchases.

Please list the http mask (URL format) you used.

Amazon purchase link also very much appreciated.

Feel free to add sreenshots to your camera tile too.

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Hubitat Integration Public Beta (March 2021)

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months ago in Announcements updated by Ray Clem 3 weeks ago 216

Hubitat integration is now ready for Public Beta!

We are opening up registrations starting today. You will be able to use the Hubitat Elevation platform with ActionTiles for an extended period of time, free of charge, while we iron out any kinks that come up. When the integration will be deemed stable, a standard 14-day free trial period will begin after advanced notice.

Make sure that your Hubitat Hub has the latest firmware built

The use of ActionTiles platform is subject to our Terms and Conditions. A license will be required to continue using the Hubitat integration after a trial period. The licensing fees will be similar to SmartThings Locations / Hubs.


Show me your Panels! - Gallery 3 (enhanced Themes)

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by kjquas 3 weeks ago 227

Continuing from very popular first 2 Galleries of Panels:


Here's a place for Customers to share your Panels and related stories. This content may be copied to other sharing services like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc..

NB: Inquiries about the techniques used to create the particular Panels, frames, etc., may be spun off by the Moderator into new Topics or Help Desk tickets to avoid too much threading here.

More details (Release Notes) about ActionTiles v6.10.0 (enhanced Theme Builder) are at:

The biggest changes and new Features of this Release are the enhancements made to Theme Builder (and thus, much more powerful customization of Panel Appearance). On a related note, Tiles also have new Animations and Effects options!

I've pasted a snapshot at the end of this Post showing off some of the new Theme Builder.

Be creative - Go Wild!

We have had many Customer requests to allow Panels to be more vibrant, cool, textured, and fabulous. The new options in Theme Builder make this possible. You can use Google to find "wallpaper" library websites - many of which allow hot-linking of the images as a Panel Background Image. Tweak the opacity/transparency value of the Tile Background Color (for each Tile Intention) using the Color Picker, to decide how much of the beautify background to show through. And/or you can strategically use more Blank Tiles as windows to parts of the background, such as the blossoms on a tree branch, or the moons in a fantasy solar system...

Share your Creations, please; as Comments:

Help inspire Customers to dive into the Enhanced Theme Builder. Let us know what wallpaper gallery websites you find attractive. Many of the images on such websites are completely free of restrictions for personal use.

Thousand thanks, everyone. Looking forward to seeing your Panels with just simple bits of flair as well as a few which will surely be incredible works of art. - No pressure! 😉

Please note: Per ActionTiles's Terms of Service, any or all images shared here may be used by ActionTiles for any purpose, including advertising and/or embedding in the app and/or our websites, social media, etc.. You are granting ActionTiles a perpetual royalty free unrestricted license to use the content you share in any way we see fit.

Thanks and ... have fun!

...Terry (& Alex)


Anyone done any work with

Ct_Formula 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Tommy Wilkerson 4 weeks ago 4
Has anyone done any integration with  

That would be pretty cool 

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show portion of a website as a tiles

Alllfff 3 months ago in Media Tiles / Website Views updated by Dan B 1 month ago 2

I would like to show a portion of a website as a tile. The location of this content will be always in the same place of the website. 
If possible I would like it to refresh every minutes or so

The website is to be logged in to see the content, but I don't mind letting the tablet or whatever to remember my login.

Use: I would like to show current Solar production, this stat is shown in my solar portal dashboard.

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In tile font size options?

av8or 2 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated 1 month ago 2

Is there any way to adjust the in tile font size? not the tile title size but actually in the tile as seen in my screen shot, the temp and status "78º idle" are crazy tiny and there's a lot of space in the tile to make it larger and easier to read

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Official Google Nest integration with SmartThings 2021

MarkusTec 9 months ago in Things & Capabilities updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 3

Is of this writing, it appears that Google devices (Cams, Thermostat and the Hello video doorbell) are now officially integrated with SmartThings and does indeed appear in the devices list within the SmartThings App. 

Can anyone confirm is all device integrations i.e. Cam, Doorbell and Thermostat are up and running on ActionTiles and if yes, what the experience is like, any limitations?  

Specifically, will I be able to see embedded live video feeds within ActionTiles?


Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?

Den 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Jeremy78 2 months ago 179

This national weather radar is so far my most useful Media Tile. I configured it for 3x2 tile size. Someday I intend to have a front door camera Media Tile.

  • If the image in a Post has been placed with a full URL link to the original; just right-click and choose "Copy image address."
  • There might be enough clues in the address to find the source website so you can find variations, such as local weather.
  • When posting, if you used the "<>" (HTML edit feature) to surround the URL of the image source with <pre> and </pre>, then the URL will be show in text instead of the image ... or try the "Code" Formatting option (under the paragraph symbol ¶).

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Ring Pro (doorbell camera)

dennybono 5 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Deepster 2 months ago 33

Im looking into getting a Ring Pro doorbell but would I be able to add the live feed into action tiles?




Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, the Ring Pro uses a closed video feed locked to their cloud, and thus it cannot be accessed by ActionTiles.

Here's a reddit that discusses the issue:

But more up to date; SmartThings Community Topic:

We recommend that customers encourage their camera providers to provide video feeds in standard LAN (local area network) accessible formats.

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Control volume of Echo Dot

A11eycta00 2 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

Hi all. is there a way to control the individual echos I have around the house?

I just want to alter volume for upstairs echo when downstairs via panel.



iFrame Tiles - working sites

Kevin1 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Derek Lindvall 2 months ago 36

Thought I would make a topic for known working sites for everyone to add to their ActionTile panels.  I'll start off with:

* - internet speed test

  -simple and works, just use

* - beautiful weather map with wind streams, radar etc

  -set the view you like, then use the top left menu at, select "embed widget in page".   When you paste into ActionTiles, delete the html tags so you end up with only the long URL between quotes following src=.  If you get this incorrect, ActioNTiles seems to embed ActionTiles site in the iframe tile instead.

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error 400

TonyV 2 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

I have Lutron Serena Shades that worked a few days ago. I believe Samsung did some update and I'm no longer able to control my shades and add a tile with them. I get Error 400: device failed to execute command off, java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Command 'off' is not supported by device xxxxxxx of type 'placeholder'. Supported commands: [setShadeLevel, refresh, ping]

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Outage: August 3, 2021

Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago in Announcements / Outages updated by Jasonrwise77 2 months ago 14

ActionTiles experienced a partial outage on August 3, 2021 at approximately 7pm MST.

For the duration of the outage, ActionTiles was unable to process and update device events. Connections from hubs was gradually restored over the period from 12:30am to 5am on August 4. The outage affected all users (both SmartThings and Hubitat), but did not result in any loss of data.

The root-cause of the issue is under investigation. We will take measure to prevent this from happening in the future.


Automatically open a panel

Roger S 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

I would like to have a particular panel open automatically upon certain smartthings events. 

For example, when someone knocks on my front door, my summary panel displayed in AT will change to another panel that just shows the cctv feed of the front door. 

Any ideas would be gratefully received. Thanks 

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Continuous charging issues

Michael700 3 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

Until yesterday I had two tablets with ActionTiles in my home. Both Huawei with different age and models.

Yesterday I noticed that the screen have popped out on the newest due to expanding battery. That tablet have been used for about four years for ActionTiles only. Today I checked my other tablet and the screen was bulging out, most probably also due to battery issues. That tablet have been in use for ActionTiles for about four years too but is older than that. About two years ago I had a similar issue with an older Samsung cellphone at the moment used for ActionTiles only.

I know that most cellphones and tablets are not made to be contentiously charged, but are there certain brands and models that can handle it better? Or are there other solutions to this problem?

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