Fifteen days after Google, it’s Apple’s turn to announce that its products will be compatible with the Matter standard. During the presentation of iOS 15, Apple ensures that its iPhone and iPad will be able to communicate with one voice with home automation applications and voice assistants.
When Google andadopt the same standard, which is a very good sign! A few days after Google, which integrated it into Nest and , so it’s Apple’s turn to fall for Matter, integrated into iOS 15 presented on Monday evening. This is obviously very good news since in connected accessories, whether light bulbs, , from domestic or others connected, cohabitation is not always easy with the apps dedicated to home automation at , Apple, Google, or even Samsung.
Everyone goes their own way and we cannot say that everything is done in concert. To solve the problem, here is! This standard is the result of the alliance between the manufacturers of (Philips, Legrand, Ikea, Huawei, etc.) and the tenors offering home automation management platforms, such as Amazon, Google or Apple. For this project, originally called CHIP, everyone came together under the banner of the . This partnership changes for the occasion of name to rename itself Connectivity Standards Alliance.
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Based on an approach open source, Matter makes it possible to adopt a common standard at the same time to simplify the pairing, the management and the security of the various connected devices of the house. It will thus be very easy and possible to pilot any Matter certified device with thefrom Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung, for example.
This Matter label, now official, should be rolled out during the last quarter of this year. Compatible devices will display a Matter logo. And those brands that are already on the market should mostly receive updates to make them compatible with the Matter standard. Since this announcement, the press releases have been breaking down on compliance with this standard by the partner brands. Thus, Philips announces that the update of its Hue bridge will be applied in the wake of the launch of Matter. As soon as manufacturers take care to integrate this standard into their products, theshould take a leap forward.