Google, Amazon and Apple are among the tech giants who are pioneers in an effort to ensure that smart home products share an infrastructure that will work on all platforms.
The new Matter standard would mean that those making their homes smarter would not have to be concerned about whether the product supports the individual protocols that underlie the major platforms. The overall goal is to foster the distinction between the best smart home appliances that make it into the occupant of the people.
The expectation is that the standard will make it easier for third-party manufacturers to create products that support Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, as well as any emerging voice assistant. alliance They say It wants reliable and secure smart home technology that will enable devices to “work together today and tomorrow.” It says that it is supported by the entire industry and that Samsung’s Smartthings will also adopt the standard.
During Google I / O, the company revealed that it was bringing the Matter protocol – later this year – to Nest and Android, with the company saying it was easier to set-up and pair new devices and link to others Will be faster. Also, Google is ensuring devices such as Nest Wi-Fi, Nest Hub (second-gen) and Nest Hub Max, as well as thermostats and smart speakers.
“Android will be one of the leading operating systems with built-in support for Matter, allowing you to quickly set up devices with Google and link your favorite Android app,” Google wrote in a blog post This week. “You’ll only need a few taps to set up your Matter devices, and you’ll have many ways to quickly control them such as a Matter-enabled Android app, Google Assistant, Google Home app, Android Power Control, and compatible Google devices. It allows over one billion Android devices to enable simple setup and control all Matter-certified products.
Back-end technology, previously dubbed Project CHIP, ultimately means users don’t need to search for smart bulbs, locks, thermostats, or indicators that work with Alexa, HomeKit, Samsung’s Smart Things, or anything else. is. It will also make it easier to switch from one smart home provider to another.