It took a while, but we finally see matter standard Roll it out on many smart home devices. And this time, it will move to a Google Nest near you.
Eight devices in total will receive the update and they will all double as central hubs for controlling other Matter gadgets, According to the advertisement. you have the origin Google Home Loudspeaker, Home MinnieAnd the Minnie’s nestAnd the Nest SoundNest Hub (first and second generation), Nest Hub Max, and Nest Wifi Pro. Material-enabled devices can connect to any of the eight devices either through Wi-Fi or Thread, a wireless standard that provides a “low power connection”. In fact, the second generation Nest Hub, Hub Max, and WiFi Pro are also getting an update that allows them to work Topic frontier routers To control other thread devices. In addition, Fast Pair is being updated on Android so mobile devices can quickly connect to Matter.
However, there are some basic requirements for Android phones. A company representative told us that mobile devices must be running Android 8.1 and above as well as version 22.48.14 of Google Play Services to work with the new standard. However, the owners of the nests do not have to do anything. The firmware update that adds material support is installed automatically.
Since Matter is still in its infancy, there are not a lot of devices that support it, but that will soon change starting in 2023 when Google has plans to expand standard. Google confirmed to TechRadar two of these updates: Nest thermostat And the Nest Wi-Fi. The tech giant also states that it is currently working with numerous “partners from across the industry [like Eve, Nanoleaf, and Philips Hue] To make sure more smart home devices work with Matter.” And we’ll start to see the fruits of their labor early next year.
Samsung is also currently updating Matter’s Multi-Admin tool for an easier setup experience. In 2023, the Google Home app will gain the ability to recognize “important devices set up via the SmartThing app” on Android. In this way, users will not have to connect smart home devices one by one. Everything can be done in one fell swoop. And speaking of Google Home, the iOS version will get Matter support next year, too.
Building a smart home
Collectibles may be minimal, but you do have a few options. Eve, which we mentioned earlier, recently Roll out the firmware update Added Matter support for several products such as a smart power plug and two motion sensors. Again in early NovemberSignify has launched a range of Christmas lights under the Philips Hue brand for the new standard.
If you’re looking to build a smart home system but don’t know where to start, be sure to check out TechRadar’s recently updated site. Our list of the best home security cameras for 2023.