the weather station I purchased did not come with a hub and I didnt plan on streaming any weather data and using the station solo, but once I tried it I was hooked! I ended up using one of those intel stick PCs that you can use for a TV, it only uses 4w and has a USB port on it and windows 10! I set it up last night, so far so good. use realVNC to control it as I dont have it plugged into a TV. Its more versatile that a smart hub and easier to fix issues. anyways, just a thought!