Finally ! Google offers Matter for Google, Android and Nest connected objects

In detail, the connected speakers Google Home Mini, Nest Mini, Nest Audio, Nest Hub (1D and 2e generations), the Nest Hub Max as well as the new Nest Wifi Pro and the first Google Home of the name are now compatible with Matter. In addition, Nest Wifi Pro, Nest Hub Max and Nest Hub (2e generation) are compatible with Thread, another communication protocol that improves the connection between the various objects in the house.

On the Android side, Matter allows Google to extend its Fast-Pair device. This technology is known to smartphone owners and makes it possible, for example, to connect a pair of headphones with a single touch. The process will be the same to add a new connected object to your home without going through a long and tedious configuration.

Everything is not perfect for all that in the best of worlds. Limitations are still present, and if Google claims to work with Samsung to offer control of SmartThings objects from the Google Home application and vice versa, this will not happen until 2023. The search engine will also offer support next year. complete for iOS and hopefully interoperability with HomeKit devices.

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