It took a while, but we finally see item standard deploy to various smart home devices. And this time, it’s coming to a Google Nest near you.
A total of eight devices will receive the update, and all will double as central hubs for controlling other Matter devices. according to the announcement. (opens in new tab) you have the original google home speaker, home mini, Slot Mini, Slot SoundNest Hub (first and second generation), Nest Hub Maxand Nest Wifi Pro. Devices that support the item can connect to any of the eight devices via Wi-Fi or Thread, a wireless standard that offers “low power connectivity”. In fact, the second-generation Nest Hub, Hub Max, and WiFi Pro are also getting an update that allows them to serve the same. Topic Limit routers to control other Thread devices. Additionally, Quick Match on Android is being updated so that mobile devices can quickly connect to Matter.
However, there are some prerequisites for Android phones. A company representative said that for mobile devices to work with the new standard, they must run Android 8.1 and higher, as well as Google Play Services version 22.48.14. But the slot owners don’t need to do anything. The firmware update that adds Matte support is automatically installed.
Matter is still in its early stages so there aren’t many devices supporting it but that will soon change from 2023. Google has expansion plans (opens in new tab) standard. Google has confirmed two such updates to TechRadar: Slot Thermostat and Slot Wifi. The tech giant also states that it’s currently working with various “partners from across the industry.” [like Eve, Nanoleaf, and Philips Hue] to enable more smart home devices to work with Matter.” And we will begin to see the fruits of their labor early next year.
Samsung is also currently working on updating Matter’s Multi-Admin tool for an easier onboarding experience. In 2023, the Google Home app will be able to recognize “Matter devices installed via the SmartThing app” on Android. This way, users will not have to connect their smart home devices one by one. Everything can be done in one go. Speaking of Google Home, the iOS version will also get Matter support next year.
building a smart home
The choices can be slim, but you have some options. Eve, as we mentioned earlier, has recently released a firmware update (opens in new tab) Added support for Matte for various products such as the Energy smart plug and several motion sensors. back in early NovemberSignify has launched a range of Christmas lights under the Philips Hue brand for the new standard.
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