CES 2023: Govee Launches Matter-Certified Light Strip

Smart home accessory maker Govee today announced the launch of a new two-meter LED Strip Light that is Matter-certified and able to work with Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and other smart home platforms that support Matter.

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Govee is partnering with Google for the light strip, but because of the Matter support, it is compatible with ‌HomeKit‌ devices. Govee says that because Matter is a local connectivity protocol, connectivity will be more reliable with faster response times and improved data protection.

In the future, Govee plans to add more Matter-enabled lighting products including table lamps, floor lamps, and outdoor lights. More information is available on the Govee website.

Top Rated Comments

TVreporter Avatar
17 months ago
Great to see Govee onboard - many of their products are reasonably priced and get solid reviews.

The competition will certainly increase via Matter.
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dukeblue219 Avatar
17 months ago
I see these multi-colored light strips on Amazon from time to time and I wonder....who would ever want these in their house, particularly around a TV?

I mean it's fine if you do, I just don't get it at all.
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zapmymac Avatar
17 months ago

I see these multi-colored light strips on Amazon from time to time and I wonder....who would ever want these in their house, particularly around a TV?

I mean it's fine if you do, I just don't get it at all.
I use it for mild backlighting. Red in color, eases my eye strain. Very dim on purpose, otherwise it overwhelms my viewing experience.
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Christoffee Avatar
17 months ago
Which brands can I trust to have attached to my home network? Hue and Eve seem pretty clear. TP Link should be fine – we trust their routers controlling our networks. What about Govee? And Meross? Who are Refoss? And VOCAline?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GabooN Avatar
17 months ago

I see these multi-colored light strips on Amazon from time to time and I wonder....who would ever want these in their house, particularly around a TV?

I mean it's fine if you do, I just don't get it at all.
I have Nanoleaf strip behind my main monitor for bias lighting.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TotalMacMove Avatar
17 months ago

Can someone explain to me, should we expect already existing IoT devices to start supporting matter with a future firmware update if they are from a manufacture that has announced that they will support the protocol? And where does this expand? Do robot vacuums fall under this category? (are robot vacuums eve supported by HomeKit?). I have a few IoT devices all of which require a dedicate app to operate (my robot vacuum, my A/C unit, a few smart lightbulbs, smart access points and a smart power plug), none of those work with HomeKit or Siri. Trying to build a smarthome ecosystem is a pain with all of this unstandardised mess.
Some existing products will adopt matter through firmware updates, but this will depend on the company.. lots of them I expect will roll new products out just to make more $$ instead of firmware updates.
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