Philips Hue bulbs with Deco M9 Plus WITHOUT hue bridge
I have recently purchased a 2 pack of Deco M9 plus on the basis of them also being a Zigbee hub. Now, when I go to add a Philips Hue bulb in the app it prompts me to connect the Hue bridge! Why do I need to use the Hue bridge if the Deco natively supports Zigbee?
I asked the question to support today, and after telling me to refer to the FAQ (which I already had read), said that 'the product does not work as I expected, and that I need to connect the Hue bridge! Why I say... why? This is the whole point of the Deco M9 plus isnt it? I don't want to have mutiple ZigBee hubs when I have the mesh network covering the whole house.
This must be possible (an Amazon Echo plus with built in ZigBee can talk to Hue bulbs fine - albeit with reduced functionality), so why am I told it cannot?
I asked the question if once 'configured' with the Hue bridge I could then remove the bridge from the system... though as of yet not received a responce... Any ideas?