Will Wink’s Abrupt Transition To A Subscription Based Service Lose Many Of Their Smart Home Supporters?
Wink, the home automation software, helps connect your smart home devices in one place. It has now announced a subscription-based service. The company mentioned that in case users do not pay, the hubs would soon stop working – unless the smart home devices have their own independent app to control it. The company has now changed its terms and conditions.
The news will have come as a shock to users of Wink’s first-generation smart hub who believed the promise on the packaging: “no monthly fees or subscriptions.”
Multiple users have taken to social media that the notice of 7 days for killing their smart home devices is just too short. Multiple users complain that it costs too much to get Wink-compatible smart home devices. In order to stay connected, users will have to update their hubs with the latest firmware and subscribe to their monthly services by May 13. The Wink system might not work until the subscription is active. In case you do not want to subscribe, the best way is to reset all your devices and connect them individually or look at alternative options such as Samsung SmartThings, Vera Control, or Hubitat.
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