Matter-certified devices are a breeze to integrate into your smart home. Your entire family can control your home through their preferred voice assistant or app. That’s because Matter doesn’t mind if you use an iPhone, Android device, Alexa-enabled smart speaker, Google Assistant, or Siri.
Designed around interoperability and platform independence, making it easy to control your smart home devices securely from any platform you choose: The future of the smart home is called Matter.
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Matter brings convenience to the home – for everyone.
Matter talks Thread.
Matter devices can communicate via Thread, Wi-Fi, or bridges. Choosing Thread makes your smart home network more responsive, robust, and increases its reach – which is why all current Eve devices that support Bluetooth now also support Thread.
Future-proof with Eve.
Eve offers the world’s largest portfolio of Thread-enabled devices, all of them ready to be updated to Matter with a free firmware update over time. So if you purchase a Thread-enabled Eve device today, you're already prepared for Matter. Discover Eve accessories supporting Thread
“Its commitment to avoiding cloud control is why Eve devices have been iPhone- and HomeKit-only thus far. But with Matter, Eve can move to the other platforms while remaining entirely local."
"The idea is it will be easier for consumers to identify devices that will work within their smart home ecosystem; whether that be Alexa, HomeKit, Google’s Assistant, SmartThings, or any others who join the party. For example, a HomeKit only brand such as Eve would never be compatible with SmartThings... but Matter will make that possible."
"Matter's promise is that consumers won't have to wonder whether different brands of smart home devices will play nicely with each other; that has always seemed like the right outcome for the smart home, and it seems closer to reality than ever.”
Why do I need an iPhone to upgrade existing Eve products to Matter ?
All Eve products that are currently available in retail work with Apple Home only. So in order to update them to Matter, you have to use the Eve app for HomeKit. Once your Eve product runs Matter firmware, you can grant every family member local and direct access to it – no matter which voice assistant or app they prefer. Matter is already available on some of the most popular platforms, with many more to join soon.
Eve devices that come with factory installed Matter firmware and therefore don't require an iOS device for setup will arrive in retail throughout the first quarter of 2023.
Do I need to buy a whole bunch of new accessories?
No, all Thread-enabled Eve devices are ready to be updated to Matter over time. Starting in December, free firmware updates will be available for the first Eve devices. This overview tells you which Eve devices support Thread and if an update to Matter is available – so you can start kitting out your smart home of the future right away.
What has Thread got to do with Matter?
Apart from unpractical bridges, there are two direct connection technologies that your smart home accessories can use to support Matter: Wi-Fi and Thread. Thread offers several advantages over Wi-Fi, including robust mesh technology and incredible energy efficiency. Learn more about the advantages of Thread here.
Will Eve devices with Wi-Fi technology also support Matter?
While all Thread-enabled Eve devices are ready to be updated to Matter, Eve devices with Wi-Fi technology will continue to be available exclusively with HomeKit integration.
What’s the difference between HomeKit and Matter?
Matter is a new smart home protocol developed jointly by Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung and many other manufacturers to eliminate incompatibilities in the smart home once and for all. The protocol incorporates many benefits of HomeKit, including an ultra-secure and completely local infrastructure – all without the need for an internet connection. If HomeKit impressed you, you'll be thrilled about Matter.
What’s going to happen with my HomeKit accessories?
Any HomeKit accessories you own will continue to work as usual. You’ll be able to use them in the Home and Eve apps without any restrictions – Matter-enabled devices will simply join them on an equal footing with HomeKit accessories. If you’re already using Thread-enabled Eve devices, free firmware updates will be made available over time starting in December to seamlessly upgrade them to Matter. You’ll then be able to use those devices not only with HomeKit, but also with other platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Samsung SmartThings.