how do i get a smart meter and can i use hive smart control with my bulb account
Hive is a system for integration of devices within your property. Your choice of energy supplier will not affect its functionality.
Bulb do not however have any external integration options for their account control. It’s a suggestion on the roadmap here though.
On the smart meters, the reason we aren’t offering smart meters just yet because currently only first-generation smart meters are being installed in the UK right now.
If we installed one of these on your wall and you changed energy supplier you wouldn’t always be able to use the smart meter’s functionalities.
We think it’d be a bit unfair to do that to our members, so we will begin installing second-generation meters from mid-2018. These ones will be able to communicate with any supplier.