Google adds support for Matter smart home standard for Android devices

In 2019, Google first introduced the unified smart home standard Matter, and at the Google I / O 2022 conference announced its imminent launch. After some manufacturers were provided with the appropriate updates, Google announced the addition of support for Matter on devices running the Android operating system. In addition, the search giant is releasing updates to its Nest line of devices to make them compatible with the new standard, while Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Nest Mini and Nest Audio speakers will act as Matter’s central hub.

Especially for Android, Google is launching support for the Fast Pair feature for Matter devices. It’s similar to the interface when pairing headphones or a watch on Wear OS. Users will see a pop-up menu that allows them to quickly connect the device to their home network, the Google Home app, or other smart home apps. Once set up, Android will make it easy to connect Matter devices to other ecosystems.

As for Matter support on iOS, Google promises to add it in 2023. Next year, the company will also launch expanded support for even more Nest devices.

Source: Trash Box