Amazon has confirmed plans to support the new cross-platform smart home protocol Matter for the vast majority of its Alexa-powered Echo speaker video devices.
Matter aims to connect the smart home with a new back-end technology backed by SmartThings from Google, Apple and Samsung.
After Google confirmed that its Nest products would receive an update bringing Matter support, Amazon did the same. The news was confirmed during Alexa Live Developer Day.
talking to ledgeAmazon confirmed that as many Echo devices as possible will receive the update, including the Echo and Echo Dot ranges, but also Studio, Plus, Show, and Flex devices. credible reviews Amazon has been contacted for a statement on the matter.
The number of people who missed the update is very small. Only the Echo Dot (1st-gen) and the on-the-go Echo Tap won’t be compatible with the Matter when it finally rolls out later this year.
The idea behind Matter is to end the fragmentation of the smart home market, allowing consumers to buy gadgets with the confidence that they will be compatible with whatever brand or accessory they use to power their smart home.
The initiative was previously known as Project Chip, but it switched to Matter in May, when Google announced it was joining in by making some of its Nest devices actual Matter hubs.
Google wrote in a blog post during Google I/O, “Android will be one of the leading operating systems with built-in support for Matter, so you can quickly set up devices with Google and download your favorite Android apps.” You can link.”
“You’ll only need a few taps to set up your Miter devices, and you’ll have multiple ways to control them quickly with devices such as the Mater-enabled Android app, Google Assistant, Google Home app, Android Power Control, and compatible Google devices. It allows over a billion Android devices to enable simple setup and control all Matter-certified products.