Today, Google is rolling out the Matter protocol to the first devices in its Nest ecosystem. In total, eight of them are now compatible with the new standard, which promises to revolutionize home automation in the coming years. The Mountain View company plans to add other units in 2023.
We have been talking to you about matter for some time. And for good reason: The new home automation standard promises to simply revolutionize our connected devices and indeed our homes that they control. And the project is progressing quickly, as it is important today on the first units. While Apple was early with its iOS 16.1 update, Google has rushed to catch up. A successful bet, as eight of these home automation devices are now compatible with the protocol.
Not surprisingly, Google prioritized its most popular devices as well as the newest ones on the market. Starting today, all Matter-enabled accessories can be controlled from one of the following Google Nest devices:
- Google Home
- Google Home Mini
- Nest Mini
- Nest Hub (1st and 2nd generation)
- Nest Hub Max
- Nest Wi-Fi Pro
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8 Google Nest devices are now compatible with Matter
It is therefore a strong entrance that Google is making within the Matter ecosystem. Especially since the company does not intend to stop there, since it plans to add new devices to the list from the year 2023, especially Nest thermostats or even Nest WiFi terminals. All these connected objects can be controlled from the Google Home application on Android and soon on iOS.
As a reminder, Matter aims to simplify the installation and configuration of connected devices. For this, the protocol will allow a greater number of devices to be compatible with a single standard, even when manufactured by different manufacturers. In fact, it becomes much easier to build a smart interior. In 2023, Matter should establish itself globally in the world of home automation.