Ikea Debuts Matter-Compatible Smart Home Hub

Swedish furniture and accessory store Ikea today announced the upcoming launch of the Dirigera smart hub, which supports Matter. Matter is a universal smart home automation connectivity standard that is being adopted by Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and other manufacturers. It promises smart home interoperability, and is just beginning to roll out this year.

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The Dirigera is an upgrade from the existing Trådfri gateway, and is built to handle more product segments. It features a revamped onboarding experience, along with personalization options that include different scenes and pre-set functions for smart products. The hub will work with Ikea smart products, and as it it supports Matter, it will also work with other devices that have Matter integration.

The Matter smart home standard has been delayed until fall 2022, but Apple plans to support it, so Apple HomeKit devices should be compatible with Ikea's hub.

Ikea is planning to deploy a newly updated Ikea Home smart app alongside the Dirigera, and the app is meant to be easier to navigate and more user friendly for those who are new to the smart home experience.

The Dirigera and the revamped Ikea app are set to launch in October 2022.

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Ricebucket Avatar
7 months ago

Let me guess: this one still won't support PoE, right? Because, why have just 1 cable, if you can have 2.
This is a statement that is very out of touch with reality. These home automation devices are for everyday homes. And IKEA home devices are for budget-minded everyday homes.

1) PoE has never been a consumer feature. Even if this device supports PoE, no consumer will have the router/switches to power it, because there are no consumer routers with PoE support.

2) Ethernet in the consumer space is on the way out. WiFi is the norm now and this hub supports WiFi. Most users of this device won't even use plain ethernet to connect, much less PoE.

Are there power users that would be interested in PoE? Sure of course. But there's no mass market for that.
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SpringKid Avatar
7 months ago

If you're in the apple eco-system, there's no reason to get an Ikea thread enabled hub. The HomePod mini and Apple TV 4k has HomeKit and thread support built-in. The less hubs, the better it is on your wallet and for maintaining the setup long term.
If you want Trådfri compatible things in your HomeKit environment, you would need either the Trådfri gateway or this device.
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ignatius345 Avatar
7 months ago

:confused:

The TRÅDFRI gateway is $39.99.
This Dirigera smart hub will probably be around the same price.
The HomePod mini is $99.00.
The Apple TV 4K is at least $179.
Yeah, but he said "if you're in the Apple ecosystem". For instance, I own an Apple TV 4K and a HomePod mini. It's easier on my wallet to just use my existing equipment and there's no reason to buy the product listed here.
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doboy Avatar
7 months ago
It should be called No Matter :)
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NCPine Avatar
7 months ago
Trådfri has been wonderful. It blows many other products away. I have been testing a number of smart home ecosystems, and Ikea Tradfri's simplicity, reliability, value for price, and usefulness is difficult to match. It works great with Siri too.
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