Google announced that the Matter smart home standard is now rolling out to select Nest devices and Android devices running the Google Home app.
After Eve became the first company to enable Matter on its products earlier this week, this marks another significant milestone for the platform.
Google will be the first member of the ‘Big Tech’ founders behind Matter – a collection that also includes Amazon, Apple and Samsung – to complete this initial phase, a move that should immediately help improve the -interoperability between devices and ease of setup at home. .
Announced in a blog post, Google notes that it has updated millions of Google Nest smart speakers, routers and displays as part of the rollout, as well as millions of phones and tablets running at least Android 8.1 and Google Play Services 22.48. 14.
Of course, the relevant Google Nest devices – which we’ve listed below – will need the latest firmware. And this list isn’t complete yet, either, with Google hinting that Nest Wifi and Nest Thermostat devices will get Matter support next year.
As part of the update, Google also revealed that Fast Pair on Android is also getting Matter support, meaning you should be able to quickly add a new device to the Home app (or another Matter-friendly app) and easily.
For those of you running the Google Home app on iOS, however, you’ll have to wait until early next year for Matter support.
Matter compatible Google Nest devices
- Google Home
- Google Home Mini
- Google Nest Mini
- Google Nest audio
- Google Nest Hub (1st Gen)
- Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) *
- Google Nest Hub Max*
- Google Nest Wifi Pro *
* Able to act as a Thread Boundary Router.