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Google starts testing new Nest Hub Max update that removes extender functionality

Google's flagship smart home display, the Nest Hub Max, offers a useful feature that lets you extend the effective range of a few other Nest products. However, Google will drop support for this feature with an upcoming update for the smart display. According to 9to5Google, Google has started testing a new software update for the Nest Hub...

Matter device controls appear in Google account settings for some Android users

At its I/O developer conference last year, Google announced it would soon bring Matter support to Android and Nest smart home devices. However, the company did not share a definite timeline for the rollout. At this year's Google I/O, the company finally confirmed that Android 13 would provide support for Matter-enabled devices. Now that Android...

What is Matter, and why the new smart home standard should matter to you

Ecosystem lock-ins aren't always bad, but when it comes to smart homes, the landscape is messy. Currently, there are different standards, countless brands, and even platform plays like Alexa, Google Home, and HomeKit. It seems everyone wants a piece of your home, but rarely does all this tech play nicely together. That's why Matter, er, matters. There...

New Eve Motion gets a light sensor and is ready for Matter

Eve, formerly part of Elgato, has a brand new motion sensor available from today. The Eve Motion costs just $40, doesn't require recharging, has some nifty new features, and, most of all, is ready for the future. Perhaps the most important part of the Eve Motion is Thread support. This is going to be an integral...

Apple announces HomeKit integration with new Matter smart home standard

The alternative headline is perhaps that hell has frozen over? It sure feels like it, as Apple has dropped the news at WWDC it is actually contributing to the new collaborative Matter smart home standard. A few weeks ago at Google I/O we heard plenty from Google about the new standard launching later this year....

Samsung SmartThings starts testing for Matter with a new partner program

At Google I/O, there was a sizeable focus on smart home, and in particular, Matter. The upcoming standard developed between Google and a range of partner manufacturers in the space is set to officially launch in the latter stages of 2022. But preparations for it are well underway, and that includes at Samsung. SmartThings is...

Google is extending Fast Pair to Android TVs, Chromebooks, and Matter devices

At its annual I/O developer conference last year, Google announced a bunch of upcoming features. While some of the features that Google announced during the event have already rolled out to users, the company is yet to extend Fast Pair support to more device types. However, during the ongoing CES 2022 trade show, Google has...

Samsung announces Matter support on SmartThings IoT platform

Following the footsteps of Google and Apple, Samsung has announced support for the Matter standard for its SmartThings IoT platform. At Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) on Tuesday, Samsung revealed it would fully adopt Matter across Galaxy devices, TVs, Family Hub appliances, and SmartThings hubs. Samsung's SmartThings platform already supports protocols like Zigbee and Z-Wave, and with...

Google introduces new Developer Center and SDKs at Smart Home Developer Summit, clarifies GMS requirement for Matter support

Smart homes are the future, and the future is inching closer with every passing day. Earlier this year at Google I/O, Google had announced Matter, a universal standard for smart home devices to encourage interoperability and seamless co-existence between them. Several internet giants like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Samsung have worked together on Matter, and...