Each machine that works with Matter (July 2024)

Two years after its launch, Matter — the sensible house commonplace developed by Apple, Google, Amazon, and Samsung — is lastly gaining traction.

A typical language on your sensible house, Matter is designed to simplify shopping for, establishing, and utilizing linked devices. With Matter, you shouldn’t want to fret if this sensible lock will work together with your cellphone or that gentle bulb together with your sensible speaker. If it really works with Matter, it ought to work with any Matter-enabled sensible house platform or machine.

On this article, you’ll discover a listing of all of the Matter-compatible merchandise you should purchase now, together with particulars on how they may work in your sensible house. We even have data on the sensible house platforms that assist Matter and what you have to get began with them. We’ll hold this up to date as new data comes out.

What’s Matter?

In case you’re unfamiliar with what Matter is, try my deep dive — “Matter’s plan to avoid wasting the sensible house.” Or, right here’s a fast abstract:

Matter is a brand new commonplace that was based by main gamers within the sensible house trade, together with Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung, and is being developed and supported by lots of of corporations. An open connectivity protocol that machine producers can use to allow simpler, safer, and extra dependable communication in your house, Matter is designed to make the sensible house simpler to make use of.

A major goal of Matter is to assist linked devices work with one another throughout platforms and ecosystems, so that you gained’t need to look to see if it really works with Amazon Alexa, Apple House, or Google House when shopping for a sensible gadget. If it really works with Matter, it should work with all or any of them.

With Matter, you may management your sensible devices with any Matter-compatible platform, concurrently utilizing iOS or Android units or your voice assistant of alternative. So, when you have an iPhone and your roommate has a Google Pixel, each of you may management your sensible lights.

Matter works regionally over two wi-fi protocols, Thread and Wi-Fi, with no required cloud dependency. This could make turning your sensible lights on as quick as flipping a light-weight swap (simply extra handy). Matter additionally has safety constructed into the usual, so you may really feel extra assured about shopping for linked units.

For extra particulars on how Matter will work with every sensible house platform, what you will want to get began with Matter, and the way Matter works, learn my explainer, “What Issues about Matter.”

The present state of Matter

Following probably the most latest spec launch in Might 2024, Matter now helps most machine sorts you would possibly need to use in your sensible house (with just a few notable exceptions). Vitality administration — a compelling motive to attach your units if you wish to scale back vitality use and get monetary savings — can also be now a part of the usual. It could be some time till we see widespread implementation, however it’s an necessary step for Matter.

Nevertheless, simply since you constructed it doesn’t imply they’ll come. Matter offers the constructing blocks for a better house, however as of July 2024, solely a handful of producers have added assist for the usual to their units. Moreover, whereas all the main platforms assist some machine sorts, none assist all of them.

Matter nonetheless doesn’t assist cameras or house safety programs, and whereas vitality administration shall be a fantastic addition when it’s carried out, water heaters and warmth pumps — necessary in controlling vitality use — aren’t a part of the usual but.

Function assist for some machine sorts in Matter continues to be bare-bones: you may’t add a PIN to door locks linked through Matter, nor does Matter assist sensible lighting options like dynamic gentle scenes or adaptive lighting. Thread border routers are nonetheless inflicting complications in some sensible properties, and Matter’s a lot touted Multi-Admin characteristic — which ought to allow you to management your devices in any platform you need — continues to be spotty.

All of this implies Matter isn’t able to be the principle approach to join all of your units in your sensible house, and it has an extended approach to go earlier than it’s prepared for the mainstream. However if you happen to’re desperate to get began and see a few of the promised advantages in your individual sensible house — native management, improved machine safety, and having the ability to management your devices with any sensible house platform you want — then learn on for every part you have to learn about what works with Matter at this time.

Gadget sorts supported by Matter

As of July 2024, the Matter spec helps the next machine sorts:


These machine sorts are within the Matter spec and are at the moment supported by some or all Matter-compatible platforms.

  • Air purifiers
  • Air high quality sensors
  • Blinds and shades
  • Bridges (for bridging different protocols, equivalent to Zigbee)
  • Door locks
  • Followers
  • Mild bulbs and lightweight switches (together with sensible buttons)
  • Plugs and shops
  • Robotic vacuums
  • Room air conditioners (i.e., window models)
  • Security and safety sensors (movement, contact)
  • Televisions and media units
  • Thermostats and different HVAC controllers


These machine sorts have been added to the Matter spec however should not at the moment supported by any platforms and / or there aren’t any out there merchandise to purchase in these classes.

  • Fridges / Freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Water administration units — leak and frost detectors, rain sensors, controllable valves
  • Smoke and CO alarms
  • Microwave ovens
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Electrical Car Provide Gear

Matter helps fundamental features for many machine sorts, which implies that whether or not you employ a gadget in Apple House or Amazon Alexa, you’ll have the identical controls. Good house platforms can add options on high of Matter, plus you could want to make use of the producer’s app for options not supported by Matter — equivalent to setting dynamic lighting scenes for sensible lights, mapping for robotic vacuums, and PINs for sensible locks.

The Connectivity Requirements Alliance says assist for safety cameras, storage door controllers, ambient movement and presence sensors, Wi-Fi routers, and entry factors are all on its roadmap. It’s also engaged on extra options for present machine sorts.

The Matter emblem is beginning to seem on merchandise.
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Good house units that work with Matter

Matter-compatible merchandise might be recognized by a Matter emblem on the packaging and a Matter QR code on the machine itself. The exception is present units which have been up to date to Matter with over-the-air firmware updates and units that may be added to Matter via a proprietary hub or bridge (equivalent to Philips Hue lights).

To make use of Matter units, you will want a Matter controller and a sensible house platform that helps Matter. We’ve acquired particulars on controllers on the finish of this text, and you may learn in regards to the platforms that assist Matter right here.

Now, let’s get into the gadgety good things. Listed here are all of the merchandise that at the moment assist Matter.

The Aqara U100 is one in all solely three sensible locks that helps Matter at the moment.
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Good door locks

All the main platforms assist sensible door locks via Matter, however solely a handful of locks at the moment work with the usual. It is because most sensible locks use Wi-Fi, and the Matter spec doesn’t assist battery-powered units that join over Wi-Fi.

I’ve written extra in regards to the supported Matter locks right here, however the largest factor to know is that if you happen to use a lock via Matter, the one assured assist is the power to lock and unlock it. Options equivalent to including PINs rely upon what the platform you might be utilizing helps. Apple House and SmartThings assist PINs via Matter, however Google and Amazon Alexa don’t.

The Nest Thermostat is likely one of the few thermostats appropriate with Matter.
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Good thermostats and heating / cooling / air purifying tools

It’s not clear why there aren’t extra thermostats that assist Matter at this time; the brand new Nest Thermostat is the one one which works with the frequent HVAC models within the US market. The Matter spec helps most features you would possibly want to manage such a tool, so in order for you a Matter thermostat, that’s the one to go for proper now.

Ecobee advised me it’s dedicated to Matter however hasn’t shared a timeline on when its thermostats will assist the usual. Nevertheless, once they do, the corporate stated it ought to be through an over-the-air replace, so maintain off on swapping out your Ecobee if you happen to’re getting antsy.

The Roborock S8 MaxV Extremely is likely one of the first robotic vacuums to be Matter-certified.
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Robotic vacuums

For robotic vacuums, the Matter spec helps features together with distant begin and progress notifications, switching cleansing modes (i.e., from dry vacuum to moist mopping), and standing particulars equivalent to brush and charging standing and error reporting. 

Matter doesn’t assist room mapping, so you’ll nonetheless want to make use of the producer’s app for that. Nevertheless, primarily based on Apple’s plans to implement robo-vac assist in Matter, it seems you may management room-specific cleansing via Matter.

Samsung SmartThings is the primary platform so as to add assist for robotic vacuums; will probably be out there this summer season. Apple has stated assist will come later this 12 months, however as of July 2nd, neither Amazon Alexa nor Google House assist robotic vacuum management via Matter.

These robotic vacuums are Matter-compatible in response to their producers:

Learn extra about Matter assist for robotic vacuums in my shopping for information.

House home equipment

Fridges, dishwashers, washers, dryers, and ovens are all supported Matter machine sorts, however thus far, you may’t purchase any home equipment with Matter assist.

Producers Whirlpool (which owns KitchenAid and Maytag), Midea, Hisense, Toshiba, LG, Samsung, and Haier (which owns GE Home equipment) are all members of Matter. However thus far, solely Midea has carried out the usual, and solely in a dishwasher and microwave, neither of which you should purchase but.

Some Samsung fridges and TVs are Matter controllers however not Matter units (see under). Notably, Samsung has not dedicated to creating any of its home equipment Matter units.

Televisions & media streaming units

A number of TV producers, together with TCL, Hisense, Toshiba, and Common Electronics have stated their merchandise will assist Matter. LG and Samsung have enabled their newer TVs as Matter controllers, however not Matter units.

As a Matter-enabled machine, a TV ought to be controllable via your sensible house app, together with adjusting quantity, altering inputs, powering on and off, and altering channels.

Amazon has added Matter assist to its Fireplace TVs (working Fireplace OS 7 or larger), which permits Matter Casting. This characteristic of Matter allows you to solid content material from an app in your cellphone to an app on a TV or show. Up to now, solely Amazon helps it, and just for Prime Video.

Good shades, blinds, and shutters

Controlling shades is pretty easy: it’s both up or down or partly open. Matter assist is offered for all these options, plus tilting for blinds, so in case you are on the lookout for sensible shades, these with Matter assist will work as anticipated with all the large platforms.

There are many Matter-compatible sensible bulbs, switches and lamps out there now — together with this Nanoleaf x Umbra Cono lamp.
Picture: Nanoleaf

Good lighting

There are lots of sensible lighting choices out there in Matter, from bulbs, switches, and sensible plugs to a lamp or two and a few shops. If you wish to management your sensible lights with fundamental on / off, dimming, and shade management, then any of the choices under will work effectively for you.

The advantage of Matter right here is the lights will join on to your platform of alternative while not having a third-party app and can work regionally in your house with out counting on the cloud for instructions, which means they need to reply extra shortly and reliably.

Nevertheless, if you wish to make the most of further options supplied by some sensible lighting corporations (Philips Hue, Wiz, and Nanoleaf, for instance), you’ll want their apps to manage these. This contains dynamic lighting scenes, safety lighting, or circadian rhythm lighting (Apple’s Adaptive Lighting).

Good bulbs and lights

Good switches and buttons

Good plugs and shops

A number of sensible plugs work with Matter (over Thread or Wi-Fi). Matter helps fundamental on / off performance. Whereas the Matter spec now helps vitality monitoring, not one of the platforms have carried out that characteristic but, so the Matter plugs listed under that assist vitality monitoring accomplish that via their app (e.g., Eve Vitality and the Eve app).

The Eve Movement movement sensor works with Matter.
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Good sensors

Sensors have a few of the most strong assist of any machine sort, with assist in Matter for occupancy, open / shut, gentle, temperature and humidity, and stress and move sensing for water leak detectors. Ambient and presence sensing are promised for a future replace.

The Philips Hue Bridge brings present Hue sensible lights into any Matter-compatible platform. However you lose some options.
Picture by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Bridges in Matter

Good house units that use a proprietary bridge — equivalent to Philips Hue sensible bulbs, Aqara sensors, or a SwitchBot door lock — might be “bridged” into Matter to manage their linked units in a Matter sensible house platform. When you have units that work via a bridge and that bridge has been up to date to Matter, the units linked to it should work in a Matter platform.

Remember, although, that due to the present limitations of Matter management, you would possibly lose some options if you happen to bridge your units via Matter slightly than via present integrations.

For instance, Apple House’s Adaptive Lighting characteristic works with Philips Hue bulbs if you happen to join your bridge to Apple House via HomeKit, however not if you happen to join it to Apple House via Matter.

Bridges that at the moment assist Matter

The HomePod Mini is each a Matter controller and a Thread border router.
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What are Matter controllers and Thread border routers, and why do you want them?

To make use of a Matter machine, you want a Matter controller. This onboards Matter units to your property community, controls them, manages communications and automations, and facilitates distant entry (when enabled). A Matter controller must be a tool that’s all the time in your house, all the time powered, and has a Wi-Fi or ethernet connection to your property community.

You want a Matter controller for the sensible house platform you propose to make use of: an Apple HomePod or Apple TV for Apple House, a Google Nest Hub for Google House, an Amazon machine for Alexa, and many others. You’ll additionally want that platform’s smartphone or pill app — these act as Matter commissioners, connecting the Matter machine to a Matter Controller.

These are the sensible house apps that at the moment act as Matter commissioners:

  • Apple House app on units working iOS 16.1 or newer
  • Samsung SmartThings app (Android / iOS)
  • Google House app (Android / iOS)
  • Amazon Alexa app (Android / iOS)
  • House Assistant
  • Eve app (iOS, Android coming quickly)
  • Aqara app
  • SwitchBot app
  • TP-Hyperlink Tapo app 
  • Tuya Good Life app (Manufacturers that use Tuya embrace Teckin, Gosund, Nooie, Lidl, and Iotty.)

Each main sensible house platform has up to date its present hubs and sensible audio system to make them Matter controllers. Some controllers are additionally Thread border routers, which you will want if you happen to add any Thread units to your property. Thread is likely one of the essential wi-fi protocols Matter runs over, together with Wi-Fi. Amazon (Eero) and Google have up to date their Wi-Fi routers to be each Matter controllers and Thread border routers, supplying you with an excellent all-in-one possibility (extra on that under).

Matter controllers with Thread border routers

Matter controllers with out Thread

  • Nest Audio, Nest Mini, and Nest Hub (first-gen)
  • Google House (unique sensible speaker)
  • Google House Mini

The Google Nest Wifi Professional works with Matter and Thread.
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Wi-Fi routers as Thread border routers and Matter controllers

When you have a Matter and Thread-enabled Wi-Fi router, you gained’t want some other Matter controller in your house, assuming it’s a Matter controller for the platform you need to use.

Google Nest’s Wi-Fi routers are Thread-enabled, Matter controllers for Google House, and Amazon (which owns Eero) has added Matter assist to its Eero 6 collection (Eero Professional 6E, Professional 6, 6 Plus, 6, PoE 6), PoE Gateway, and it’s Eero Max 7.

Amazon spokesperson Connor Rice confirmed to The Verge that these Eero units can all act as Alexa Matter controllers and Thread border routers. Eero Beacons and the older Wi-Fi 5 Eero Professional units can even act as Thread border routers. Wi-Fi routers should not Matter units but, though the CSA says they’re on the roadmap.

Having Matter and Thread constructed right into a Wi-Fi router makes numerous sense. You don’t want to purchase further units to arrange a Matter product, making the method simpler. It’s only a disgrace that almost all Matter controllers don’t assist multiple platform; you continue to want one for every sensible house system you need to use. Comcast, which has additionally been a significant participant in growing Matter, made its xFi gateway Matter-compatible, however it doesn’t have Thread and doesn’t at the moment work with any sensible house platforms.

A future the place all Wi-Fi routers have Thread and Matter built-in may lastly make establishing a sensible house simple.

Replace, July third, 10AM ET: Added particulars about new machine sorts supported by Matter, added a number of new Matter-enabled merchandise, and eliminated all references to merchandise that promised Matter assist. The listing solely reveals people who actively assist Matter until indicated in any other case.

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