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how to create lighting groups in actiontiles with a responsive virtual switch

Preston Gray yesterday at 1:32 p.m. in Panels (dashboards) updated yesterday at 1:34 p.m. 1

Netatmo Camera on media tiles???

thebossverstappen 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Diegocampy yesterday at 1:08 p.m. 12

Hi Guys, first post and a complete newbie, so apologies if this is a silly question....

I am trying to get my Netatmo Welcome to display on a media tile.... As I say I am a complete novice so am not entirely sure this is possible. I have followed the steps detailed in the link below assuming it will work in a similar fashion with Action Tiles, firstly my question is am I barking up the wrong tree... As I say my knowledge is limited so apologies if I am being naive..

Secondly if by some miracle I am on the right track, why would I get a blank tile with "loading" in it? I have tried both a live stream and snapshot options but both return the same.

Any help or advice would be really appreciated

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SmartThings Routines

MattS 2 days ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) yesterday at 12:40 a.m. 1

SmartThings classic just forced me to merge everything to the new app. I can’t create any new routines, and the ActionTiles doesn’t recognize scenes (as far as I can tell). Is there an update or workaround coming?

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ActionTiles switches to different panel on its own

thenrich 4 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 days ago 7

I have a “main” panel (overview/dashboard) with a tile to open a “lights” panel (that has ALL the light controls). Every couple days, the dashboard just switches itself to the lights panel. I’ll go to bed and it’s on the main panel, then in the morning it’s on the lights panel. Neither my wife nor me touched it in the meantime.

help? not a huge issue but definitely annoying when the point of the main view is to be the ever-present overview at a glance.

running through FullyKiosk on an Amazon Fire HD 8, if it makes a difference.


Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?

Den 3 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by Ross H 3 days ago 149

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.

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  • There might be enough clues in the address to find the source website so you can find variations, such as local weather.
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tesla add app to Action Tiles?

Lynn 3 months ago updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 days ago 9
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Actiontiles running on Tesla monitor

Juval 1 week ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 days ago 1

I was able to find few discussion about this topic, and it may work. But as a new owner of a Tesla Y, I wonder if any of the forum members, can explain if  and how it possible, to install the AT on my Tesla screen?

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Battery Tile Color Change

Derek C 7 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 days ago 5

Is there a way to get a tile that shows battery level to change to a different color when the battery level is low?


Derek, when battery level is <= 25%, it's intent is set to Accent. When it's <= 5% the intent is set to Warn. The intents colors change according to Panel Theme.

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added an additional tablet to actiontiles on same account

SugarVee 1 week ago in Panels (dashboards) / Sharing updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 days ago 1

I have been using actiontiles on Fire HD10 tablet for awhile now and am adding an additional tablet. I tried sharing panels and that worked well except I am not able to view my Camera feeds. So I bought another license, but I am not sure how to see the same panels. What am I missing? Thanks

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Fully Error Too Many Redirects

I've been successfully using Fully Browser and ActionTiles for years on an Amazon Fire 7 that I modified using a published utility that worked perfectly.  It suddenly stopped connecting to AT with error messages that are a mix of ERR:: TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS and ERR:: NETWORK_CHANGED_ERR.  I'm also unable to load on the Chrome browser on that tablet.  Microsoft Edge still opens the panel that I display on that tablet, but I would like to go back to using Fully.  I can still use AT on all my other devices.  I already contacted Fully and their response is below.  Any ideas?

thank you for using Fully Kiosk.

ERR::NETWORK_CHANGED_ERR and ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS are issues usually caused by the web server. If you try with other web browser like Google Chrome you should get the same result. Even on another device.

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Custom tiles: group room information/controls into a single tile

SteveP 1 week ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Tom Bering 1 week ago 2

Not sure if there is already a feature request for this, couldnt find it, but please point me to it if there is.

I would like to group information/tiles for a single room. I know have different tiles from a single device, that really clutters the screen if you have a lot of rooms. Ideally you would also be able to include a light group/virtual switch

So the ideal user case, for example in case of heating/temp/humidity

min 2x2 tile


Thermostat -  20*  +

Room temperature 26*

Humidity 40%

Lights OFF  /  ON or icon

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Set Tile active state or color based on thresholds of numeric value or other Attributes

Shawn 3 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by SteveP 1 week ago 25

Any consideration in the future to illuminating the tile(s) based on real time or cumulative energy would be terrific. For example, I use the Aeon Energy Monitor for my well pump system to know when the below ground pump is running or not. 

When it is not running, the real time energy is 0 watts. When it is running it is 2540 watts.

If the respective panel had a parameter to set that would illuminate the panel when the real time energy is greater than 2000w, then I would know at a glance the pump is running. I think others may find usefulness in having the panel(s) illuminate for various reasons.

AT has been rock solid here, thanks for an amazing product!


Ring Alarm security

Jack Kolotov 8 months ago updated by Ernesto Rodriguez 1 week ago 2

Is there anyway to integrate Ring Alarm Security With actiontile ? I would like to see all the zones (open/close) in tile format on the Kindle Tablet 10. 


get ring door bell on tile

Bob1 2 weeks ago 0
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"No Icon" as a Tile Icon option

Tom Guelker 1 year ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes updated by Tom Bering 2 weeks ago 6

I would like to have no icon at all for several things. Only when they are triggered should the icon become visible.

I searched the library using zero and blank and null and none and no icon but found nothing.

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Pin protected

Gian Marco 2 weeks ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks ago 1

It would useful to have possibility to enable the pin for only switch ON - for only switch OFF or for both as it is now.

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nest hello password

M.a.S.e 3 weeks ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks ago 1

Feature Request: Add password protected Nest Hello Media Stream. 

It works well with no password, publicly shared stream. But for added security, allow for password protected stream.  

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Open Android App or App activity via URL formatted Shortcut

Paulo Nóbrega 3 years ago in Shortcut Tiles updated by Paul Williams 2 weeks ago 224

hi there....

Is there a way to open android apps, ou executy an app activity?

I use chromecast audio for multiroom, i can't seem to find a way to open the Google Play Music within smartthings...
In my dashboard and just wanted at least to open the app, and then the music app can handle where to play the music...

Does anyone found any shortcut to open Play Music? I've tried as shortcut the app name, the activity to open app but nothing works... In the dashboard when i click that shortcut it takes me to configuration of the tiles. LOL

Does it make sense?

JB Bentz 3 years ago

The latest Fully Kiosk Browser release has helped a bunch with opening Android apps from actiontiles. You can now select apps for the whitelist.  You can also figure out the app intent URL very easily, by turning on the new single app mode and selecting the app you want.  It will then load the intent URL which you can copy and paste it into a shortcut tile.  So far I have gotten it to work with Spotify and Hangouts.  Works like a charm.

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tinyCam Pro Android App web server: Stream RTSP and Wyze Cam to ActionTiles!

Geewiz 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds updated by Biggie 2 weeks ago 106

After attempting to stream using Blue Iris (CPU on the server went through the roof), and not having any success using some of the other methods found here on the forum, I decided to give tinyCam a try.   

There was another post that made a passing reference to the tinyCam webserver, so I installed the app on my Nexus 9, setup webserver and am now able to stream one of my outside security cams to a media tile.

Here's the media setup panel...

The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to address any of the other three cameras.  There is supposedly a parameter to select a camera, but it's not working for me.   Here's the request parameters from the Tinycam webserver API...

Perhaps there are others using tinyCam Pro Webserver that might share their experiences...


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Solution for wall mounted screens

SteveP 4 weeks ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated by M.a.S.e 3 weeks ago 13

Hi, i have been investigating a good solution for a touchscreen mounted on the wall. First idea was a tablet with nice looking wall bracket, but i hear it isnt really safe by having the battery plugged continuously, and removing a battery and just plugging into a different power source is not easy and not always working, from what i can find. So i started looking into either tablets or screens with and android OS that dont have a battery or a touchscreen that i can control with an external source. And here 

I am getting a bit stuck, so i am wondering about the solutions you have at your homes and what kind of recommendations there are in the market.