Amazon Echo : the Matter home automation standard available soon!

On the occasion of his conference Alexa Live 2021, the e-commerce giant has just announced the upcoming support of the new Matter home automation standard on his speakers Amazon Echo. A time called Connected Home over IP (CHIP), this specification will allow a large number of connected objects to communicate natively with Alexa.

Matter will soon be deployed on speakers Amazon Echo

Forget the hassle of pairing and installing connected objects, Amazon just announced that the pregnant Amazon Echo will be compatible with the Matter standard soon, which will allow them to easily communicate with devices using the protocols WiFi (802.11), Thread/ZigBee (802.15.4) or even Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)...

This is excellent news for home automation users, but also for manufacturers of connected objects. As noted last May David Shearer, vice-president Amazon Smart Home, “With Matter, smart home devices based on technologies like Wi-Fi will be more interoperable, simplifying their development and certification for manufacturers, and delivering more value to customers. " 

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Another very good news, almost all models would be affected, the manager Amazon citing in particular Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Plus and Echo Show. Only a few of the oldest devices, probably the first two generations, will not be able to benefit from it. As for the date, this OTA update should intervene " later in the year »As the time-honored expression and the deployment plan of the Connectivity Standards Alliance.

Here is the official announcement:

 

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