Google moves forward with Matter for smart home developers
As major smart home brands gear up for unification under the Matter protocol, Google is building a suite of tools for smart home developers.
The Matter logo signifies smart-home devices that will get along well with each other and with Alexa, Siri and the Google Assistant.
At the Google Smart Home Developer Summit today, the company announced new tools and features for developers ready to jump into building devices compatible with Matter, the open smart home application protocol promising to serve as a new, universal language for the connected home. The protocol is slated for a 2022 release, with support not just from Google, but also from Amazon, Apple, Samsung and others.
Here’s an overview of what was announced.