SmartThings and Samsung announce matter plans

Samsung and its SmartThings company have so far not been very forthcoming when it comes to matter. This is despite the fact that SmartThings has been working on the cross-manufacturer smart home standard since the project was founded in 2019. But the signs and announcements are all the clearer now. At the Samsung Developer Conference…Continue readingSmartThings and Samsung announce matter plans

Google sets the course for matter

Of the major platform operators that have committed to the new smart home standard matter, Google seems to be setting the fastest pace. At least the company is the most open about its preparations. Another sneak peek of the upcoming matter integration was provided by the Smart Home Developer Summit on October 21st and 22nd…Continue readingGoogle sets the course for matter

Eve Systems goes all out for matter

When the new smarthome standard matter gets underway in 2022, one manufacturer will definitely be there: Eve Systems. The Munich-based company has announced that it will integrate the technology into the majority of its current devices. Specifically, this means sensors, sockets, controllers and control units that support the Thread wireless protocol. „We will make the…Continue readingEve Systems goes all out for matter

Aqara announces matter support

With Chinese provider Aqara, the smart home standard matter gets another supporter. The subsidiary of Xiaomi has officially announced to make two of its smart home hubs compatible with matter (link). The internationally available Zigbee hubs Aqara M2 and M1S are to receive a free software update via the Internet in time for the launch…Continue readingAqara announces matter support

matter delayed. New start date: 2022

Originally, the new smart home standard matter was to be launched at the end of 2021. Now the launch is expected to be delayed until well into 2022. As Tobin Richardson, head of the responsible Connectivity Standards Allianace (CSA), writes in an article on the CSA website, the software needs more time (link). After the…Continue readingmatter delayed. New start date: 2022

matter is echoing with Amazon

All good things come in threes: After Google and Apple, Amazon has now also officially confirmed its support for the matter smart home standard. At the Alexa Live developer conference, the company announced an initial list of compatible devices. According to this, almost the entire Echo model family will work with the upcoming matter products:…Continue readingmatter is echoing with Amazon

These Google products are going to support matter

At its international developer conference Google I/O, the US company revealed a bit more about matter. The following Google products are expected to support the new smart home standard when it launches at the end of 2021: The Google Home app remains the control center of every smart home installation that works with Google’s control…Continue readingThese Google products are going to support matter

Philips Hue and Wiz will support matter

The Philips Hue and Wiz wireless lighting systems are among the first products that will support the new smart home standard matter. Their manufacturer Signify announced this today in two press releases. The Hue Bridge v2 (pictured) is due to receive a free software update in the fourth quarter of 2021. After that, it will…Continue readingPhilips Hue and Wiz will support matter