Setting up and customizing your smart home devices with Google Home just got easier thanks to Matter, a new standard for smart home platforms, apps and devices. Starting today, Google Nest devices and Android devices are enabled with Matter, allowing you to quickly and consistently set up Matter-enabled devices and customize your smart home to meet your needs.
As a member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, the organization that develops Matter, we’ve worked with 300 companies for nearly three years to help connect smart home devices across hundreds of brands. With Matter, everything from smart lighting, thermostats, window shades and door locks will work better together with less time and effort on your part.
Matter-enabled Google devices are ready to connect with Matter devices from other brands. These Google Nest and Android devices have been updated automatically, so you don’t need to do anything.
With Matter, you need a hub to control your smart devices. If you want to control your smart home with Google Home, you’ll need a Google Home or Nest device that can double as a hub for Matter. These devices include the original Google Home speaker, Google Home Mini, Nest Mini, Nest Audio, Nest Hub (1st and 2nd gen), Nest Hub Max, and the new Nest Wifi Pro.