San Francisco, December 16 (IANS): Tech giant Google has announced that it has enabled Matter support on its Nest and Android devices, allowing users to quickly and consistently set up Matter-enabled devices and customize their smart home accordingly.
Matter is a new standard for smart home platforms, applications and devices, the tech giant said in a blog post on Friday.
Everything from smart lighting, thermostats, window shades and door locks will work better together and in less time and effort with Matter.
Google’s content-enabled devices can also be connected to Matter devices from other brands, as the tech giant has worked with 300 companies for nearly three years to make it easier for users to connect smart home devices across hundreds of brands.
Users will need a hub to control their smart devices. If someone wants to control their smart home with Google Home, they’ll need a Google Home or Nest device that can double as a hub for Matter.
“Content-enabled devices can connect to your home network over Wi-Fi or Thread – a networking technology that’s helpful when you need a low-power connection,” the company said.
In addition, the tech giant has added Matter support for Fast Pair on Android.
The Fast Pair service allows users to quickly connect Matter-enabled devices to their home network, Google Home and other smart home applications.
“We’ve partnered with Samsung to create a smoother Multi-Administration experience, and a better experience is coming to you in 2023,” the company said.