The Google Matter protocol now expected in the fall. Our connected homes are waiting for that.
If the Automation offers a lot of prospects for our homes, the industry suffers from an evil that we know only too well: the multiplication of standards. Indeed, since the emergence of these technologies, each actor, or almost, wanted his own protocol, his own infrastructure, his compatibility, etc. Result of the operation, the market is flooded today, with enormous choice for the general public. Too many choices. And incompatibilities that are often problematic when automating your home. The Matter protocol wants to change all that.
Google Matter protocol now expected in the fall
Google intends to launch its Matter standard this fall. Devices will be able to connect quickly and easily via Fast Pair and the platform supports many voice assistants and protocols. Among these: Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, as well as Wi-Fi, Thread and Bluetooth LE. Although Fast Pair is used for headphones and other audio equipment, the company is working on being able to use it for other things, like syncing light bulbs and smart plugs with Android and Nest devices. This will make it possible to scan a code with the phone to get started, which should be faster and easier than the current method of adding gear.
Our connected homes are waiting for that
The Mountain View firm announced Matter in 2019, a project that at the time was called Project Connected Home over IP (Project CHIP). During the I/O 2021 conference, Google announced a redesign of its Developer Center for connected homes, to include all the tools necessary for developers to design products compatible with this standard. Matter had been postponed until 2022 last August and now, with this new slot in the fall, Google is therefore making a further postponement. Let’s hope this is the last and that we are finally entitled to it. It will then be much easier to add connected equipment to our homes and make them all live together.