Google has announced that the Matter standard is now supported by its Home and Nest devices. You can therefore use your connected speaker or your Google connected screen to control the devices in your connected home. Android has also been updated with Matter. Here is the list of compatible devices.
Matter devices can now quickly connect to Android Samsung and Google will release multi-admin functionality in 2023
Matter is a new connected home standard developed and supported by companies including Google, Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The protocol will enable interoperability between devices and different existing platforms. Google is one of the players to have integrated Matter into its devices, while others, such as Amazon, are expected to follow soon.
List of Google Home and Nest devices support the Matter standard
Google has automatically updated its Matter-enabled Google Home and Nest, so you don’t have to go through a tedious process. Thus, the Matter standard is available on eight models that can serve as hubs to control thousands of Matter-certified products. Here are the compatible devices:
– Google Home
– Google Home Mini
-Google Nest Mini
-Google Nest Audio
-Google Nest Hub
-Google Nest Hub 2nd gen
-Google Nest Hub Max
-Google Google Nest WiFi Pro
At the same time, the Nest Hub 2nd, Nest Hub Max and Nest WiFi Pro will be able to act as Thread routers once updated. Long story short, Thread is a new, low-power mesh networking protocol that’s more secure and flexible than older standards like Zigbee.
The Matter standard is coming to Android
The Google Home and Nest are not the only ones to benefit from this update. Google also updated Fast Pair for Android smartphones and tablets to work with Matter. This will make it faster to pair Matter devices to your preferred networks and Google Home. The transfer of these devices to other connected home applications and ecosystems will also be possible.
More importantly, Google says its cross-platform multi-admin control with Samsung will arrive in 2023. Once available, users in both ecosystems will be able to control similar connected home devices, as long as they are authorized by either. Parties. Samsung and Amazon have the same partnership, but they have yet to announce its implementation.
Which connected home ecosystem do you use? Do you think Google and Apple should also add multi-admin between them?
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