THE American technology giant Amazon has announced that it would be adding the Content to its Alexa smart devices to make it more complex. For your reference, Matter is the new connectivity standard introduced by Google that aims to make smart homes easy to use.
Earlier, the users will have to make sure that the appliances or gadgets they are using at home are compatible with their smart device or not, but now the users will have to make sure that their smart home device or phone supports smart with the newly launched content. Notably, Google completed the rollout of Matter to Android last week.
With this announcement, Amazon also announced in a blog post that the company has completed the first phase of its Matter rollout. “Thousands of Alexa customers” around the globe now have more ways to connect their devices to Matter’s availability over WiFi that includes 17 Echo devices, plugs, switches and bulbs with an Android setup.
“We built Frustration-Free Setup into the Matter SDK to make setting up Matter easier. You can start working with the Commissioning Endpoint API today, and the new Alexa Ambient Home Dev Kit features for credentials and simple multi-admin setup of Matter available next year,” the company said.
Last month, Amazon announced that ‘Matter’ would be made available to Alexa smart home devices this month, which would be limited to Android smartphones only.
With this announcement, Matter devices can now be controlled via Wi-Fi with the 17 Echo devices listed below, connecting millions of owners to the new standard:
1. Echo Dot (5th Gen)
2. Echo dot (5th Gen) with bell
3. Echo (4th Gen)
4. Echo Dot (3rd Gen, 2018 release)
5. Echo studio
6. Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 release)
7. Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)
8. Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 release)
9. Echo Show 15
10. Echo dot (Gen 3 with Clock)
11. Echo dot (Gen 4 with Clock)
12. Echo Show 5
13. Echo (v3)
14. Echo Dot Gen 4
15. Echo input
16. Echo Flex
17. Echo Show 8
(With IANS inputs)