Published: March 2, 2022
Matter is a new smart home connectivity standard that will solve the hassles of connected devices produced by different companies. This new standard is supposed to be released this year.
It is supported by companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, GE Lighting, Samsung, Sonos, and Dyson. With Matter, you’ll be able to connect different devices made by different vendors without the hassle that it currently is.
Considering that more and more homes are deciding to upgrade into smart homes, syncing all your devices shouldn’t be such a hassle.
Chips will power this new standard, and it will use Wi-Fi and the Google-created low-power wireless communications technology called Thread. Thread is a network protocol that controls the communication between devices.
As soon as Matter is released, devices will have the Matter logo. This way, buyers will know which devices use this protocol and whether they can match them to the products they already own.
Amazon has already said that it plans to release updates to some of its devices in order to make them work with Matter, but this won’t apply to all of them.
The good news is that you’ll be able to sync even those devices that won’t get a Matter update through “bridge” devices.
While competition drives innovation, all of these different devices have made it hard for smart homes to function. That is why this newer standard will solve the problems that the original Project Connected Home standard couldn’t solve.