Apple, Google, and Amazon Delay Launch of 'Matter' Smart Home Standard Until 2022

The Connectivity Standards Alliance, which includes Apple, Google, and Amazon, has announced it will delay the launch of its "Matter" standard, which aims to unify the smart home ecosystem of the largest tech giants, according to a blog post by the Alliance posted today (via Stacey on IoT).

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"Matter," announced last year and formerly known as "Project CHIP," is a unified IP-based connectivity that aims to make a standard universal protocol for developers to build Internet of Things devices. The Alliance had previously sought to roll out the standard in the latter portion of this year, but it's now been delayed until 2022.

The group says that "Matter" is complete in regards to its feature set. However, according to the blog post, it still needs to continue working on the program in which developers can apply for certification and finish the SDK for developers to use.

Several smart home accessory makers have signed onto using Matter as a standard protocol, including Amazon, ASSA ABLOY, Comcast, Espressif Systems, Eve Systems, Google, Grundfos Holding A/S, Huawei, Infineon Technologies, LEEDARSON, Legrand, Nanoleaf, and others.

Top Rated Comments

adeadpixel Avatar
16 weeks ago
They tried so hard and got so far, but in the end it doesn’t even Matter
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aston441 Avatar
16 weeks ago


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Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ElectricPotato Avatar
16 weeks ago
Wow, Comcast is on board. The mark of quality.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiseAJ Avatar
16 weeks ago
I guess it doesn't matter for 2021 :cool:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Konigi Avatar
16 weeks ago
Will Matter be backward compatible with current systems? Will current devices be able to use the Matter standard?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jamie0003 Avatar
16 weeks ago

Big shocker. Glad I didnt wait and got some Aqara stuff. Really good stuff and a very fair price.
Maybe silly, but I’m not going to be buying anything that doesn’t support thread going forward. You do realise it’s unlikely that stuff will be backwards compatible with matter right? I don’t want to be tied into using separate hubs, and thread is better anyway. I got rid of my hue bulbs and replaced with nanoleaf.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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