Matter, theis now enabled on Google Nest and Android devices and apps, meaning users can pair their devices with Matter devices from other manufacturers.
Google said Thursday it; Google Home Mini and Google Nest Mini; the ; and all three generations of have been updated to serve as Matter hubs.
“Starting today, Google Nest devices and Android devices are Matter-enabled, allowing you to quickly and consistently set up Matter devices and tailor your smart home to your needs,” Google said in a blog post.
to make devices from different manufacturers work together seamlessly in a user’s home. Announced in 2019, the platform is backed by Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Comcast and other technology companies.
With Matter, everything from smart lighting, thermostats, blinds and door locks work better together with less time and effort on your part.
Matter devices can connect to your home network via Wi-Fi or via Wi-Fian energy-efficient mesh networking technology that connects devices in the home.
Google also updated Fast Pair on Android to support Matter. Support for Apple devices is expected sometime next year.
In November, Amazon announced that 17 of its Echo devices would be compatible with the Matter smart-home platform this month, with dozens more updates in 2023.