Seventeen Amazon Echo devices now support Matter’s interoperable smart home standard after Amazon completed the first phase of its promised …
Amazon Echo organization
After completing the first part of its anticipated rollout of Matter today, Amazon has now made seventeen of its Echo devices compatible with Matter’s interoperable smart home standard. This was disclosed by the organization. These include smart speakers that are younger than the third-generation Echo Dot and Echo, in addition to smart screens that range from the second-generation Echo Show 8 all the way up to the huge, wall-mounted Echo Show 15.
Amazon Smart Devices Deployment
Nevertheless, this deployment will only be available to those who possess Android smartphones in addition to smart plugs, smart lamps, and smart switches. Wi-Fi is the sole method by which they can access to your home network; however, support for both Thread and iOS is expected to become available in the following year. When the year 2023 rolls around, additional products, including the entire Eero gadget range, will also be accessible with Matter.
This decision comes only a few weeks only after Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) formally announced the Matter home automation standard, which Amazon also created in partnership with Google / Nest, Apple, Samsung, as well as other firms in the smart home field including Signify (Philips Hue).
We are adding support for Matter to already over 100 million devices, including 30 Echo and Eero products. This is an attempt of a scale and intricacy that has never been seen before. Chris DeCenzo, a senior lead designer at Amazon and the company’s CSA board director, explained the slow deployment to us a month ago by saying, “It’s a significant issue, and we need to make sure that it happens successfully.”
Amazon Global Connectivity Smart Home Devices
The new global connectivity standard developed by Matter has the goal of making the purchasing, installation, and use of smart home devices easier in a variety of different ways. Notably, it functions as a common language, making it possible for, for instance, the smart home gadgets sold by Amazon to be compatible with those sold by competitors using various platforms and ecosystems, such as Google’s or Apple’s. Since Matter is localized to your household rather than dependent on the cloud, it should make gadgets respond more quickly and reliably. This is another way that Matter improves the efficiency of the smart home.
Since that time, a number of other businesses have been implementing support for Matter. For example, Google has recently made the announcement that its Nest and Android devices are now also compatible with Matter. However, the company has stated that it plans to add Matter support to its iOS app in the following year.
Here is the complete list of Alexa-enabled Echo speakers sold by Amazon that are now compatible with Matter:
- Echo Dot (5th Generation)
- Echo Dot (5th Generation) with Clock
- Echo (4th Generation)
- Echo Dot (3rd Generation) (From 2018 Release)
- Echo Studio
- Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation) (From 2021 Release)
- Echo Show (3rd Generation)
- Echo Show 5 (2nd Generation) (From 2021 Release)
- Echo Dot (3rd Generation) with Clock
- Echo Dot (4th Generation) with Clock
- Echo Show 5
- Echo (3rd Version)
- Echo Dot (4th Generation)
- Echo Input
- Echo Flex
- Echo Plus (2nd Version)
- Echo Show 8