Samsung SmartThings, a technology platform that enables connected living, has announced the addition of the new protocol—Matter—that allows users to control Matter-enabled devices using their multiple Samsung products.
Announced at the Samsung Developer Conference, the integration of Matter allows Samsung’s Galaxy devices, televisions, and Family Hub appliances to have the most versatile connectivity options through SmartThings.
Unveiled earlier this year, Matter is a connectivity standard created by more than 180 companies and is transforming the smart home industry. Matter aims to become the de-facto standard in every home, that offers consumers interoperability between devices, flexibility, and more choices when purchasing connected home devices. As an initial founding member, SmartThings is one of the most flexible platforms able to work with multiple protocols including, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and now, Matter, enabling consumers with existing smart homes to seamlessly integrate new devices into their homes. In addition, Matter opens a brand new chapter of innovation for developers around the globe, allowing more time to focus on creativity while reducing time spent on replicating efforts across various ecosystems.
“We truly believe that Matter is the foundation and future of IoT, and we are thrilled that Samsung SmartThings will be embedding it into so many products accelerating smart home adoption and bringing users more convenient connected home experiences wherever they are,” states Michelle Mindala-Freeman, head of marketing for the Connectivity Standards Alliance.
Matter-enabled devices will join numerous products and brands already available within SmartThings’ growing ecosystem, including devices from Google, eve Systems, Honeywell Home by Resideo, Linksys, Nanoleaf, Philips Hue, Schlage, Wemo, Yale, and more.
“Samsung televisions, appliances, and Galaxy devices are part of everyday life for millions of people around the world and integrating SmartThings hub functionality into these devices will make it easier for users to experience connected living without additional hardware purchase. On top of that, adding Matter support into the SmartThings platform will only broaden the choices of devices to connect as Matter-enabled devices flood into the market next year,” comments Jaeyeon Jung, corporate vice president at Samsung Electronics and Head of SmartThings.
“Matter will help drive a surge in smart home adoption, and with SmartThings, it will be easier for users to gain smart home experiences with seamless device onboarding, customized automation, and a choice of voice assistants. We’re proud to have been leading this standardization initiative since its inception, alongside other industry leaders in an effort to bring the Matter protocol to life.”