Eve Rolling Out Matter Firmware Update for Select Products

Smart home accessory company Eve Systems today announced the rollout of an over-the-air firmware update that will bring Matter support to the recent Eve Energy, Eve Door and Window, and Eve Motion devices.

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The optional Matter update will be available on iPhones and iPads running iOS or iPadOS 16.2, which is currently available in a beta capacity. Updating to Matter will also require a Thread Border Router capable Home Hub like the HomePod mini or the second/third-generation Apple TV 4K, and users will need to sign up for the Eve Matter Early Access Program, which will include a link to the Eve TestFlight app.

Eve says that these are the first products that have Matter support on the market. Eve devices updated with Matter will continue to work with HomeKit, with no change to the Home app experience, but once a device has been updated to Matter, it cannot be migrated back to ‌HomeKit‌.

Devices with Matter support will work with ‌HomeKit‌, Samsung SmartThings, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, though Amazon and Google have not yet rolled out support.

The Matter-compatible Eve Door and Window, Eve Energy, and Eve Motion can be purchased from the Eve website or from Amazon.com.

Top Rated Comments

Canubis Avatar
8 weeks ago

Eve devices updated with Matter will continue to work with HomeKit, with no change to the Home app experience, but once a device has been updated to Matter, it cannot be migrated back to HomeKit.
Admittedly I didn't really read up on the whole Matter topic yet and what changes it implies, though even after reading this paragraph 3 times, i have no idea what it aims to tell me.
Seems like the second half of the sentence contradicts the first half, no?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TonyC28 Avatar
8 weeks ago
“Matter is great and was worth the wait.”
-Person, year 2035
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eldaerenth Faexidor Avatar
8 weeks ago
I don’t know but why does this Matter? (I know, I’m hilarious..)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
8 weeks ago

Admittedly I didn't really read up on the whole Matter topic yet and what changes it implies, though even after reading this paragraph 3 times, i have no idea what it aims to tell me.
Seems like the second half of the sentence contradicts the first half, no?
I think it means that once a device has been changed to the Matter protocol, it will only use that protocol and not the alternative HomeKit protocol. So a device that was once HomeKit only will now no longer be that. Definitely a strange way to say it and this whole topic is confusing.

I think the idea is to eventually migrate HomeKit itself entirely to Matter, so the difference should not be apparent to the user.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UnseenLlama Avatar
8 weeks ago

So if something supports Matter, it definitely supports Thread, too, right? But not vice versa?
Not necessarily. A Matter device could just use WiFi instead of Thread for transport.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pianoplayah Avatar
8 weeks ago

Ok this is going to be another negative comment but:

If you’ve ever used the eve app, you’ll likely never buy another eve product again. Man it’s bad.
it sucks. But it’s the best way to create conditional automations that I know of. Why can’t apple just frigging enable that in the home app??? Like make it an “advanced settings” toggle or something.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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