Today’s smart home isn’t as clever as it should be. Yes, you can ask Alexa to turn on the lights and boil a kettle, or tell Siri to adjust the thermostat. But getting different products, services and voice assistants – often from various unrelated companies – to all talk to each other is at best difficult, and in some cases impossible.
The issue is a lack of interoperability, and it’s something a system called Matter aims to solve. Previously known as CHIP (Connected Home over IP), Matter arrived in 2022 and could be the answer to our smart home woes. Backed by giants like Apple, Google and Amazon, among many others, Matter is intended to be a universal smart home standard that makes it possible to control any device by speaking to any voice assistant. It even has the power to let you control a single device by speaking to different assistants.
There are already lots of Matter devices available to buy for your smart home. Some are new and came with Matter from day one, while others are older products that have gained Matter compatibility with a software update.
Below, you’ll find a list of Matter product categories followed by a comprehensive list of Matter devices and applications. From the best smart lights and smart locks, to smart thermostats and the best smart speakers, this includes devices that work with Matter now, and those that will gain Matter support in the future. This list will expand considerably in the future, but for now (January 2024) it gives a look at what you need to build a complete Matter smart home.
That list will expand considerably this year, but if you want to be an early adopter, it’s important to know which devices offer it now (as of January 2024).
Slim pickings for now, but this category includes household appliances like smart refrigerators, dishwashers and air purifiers from brands like Bosch, Samsung and Siemens.
For now, only a handful of appliances have had Matter support announced, with several yet to receive the software needed to switch it on. Those that are ready now include Whirlpool appliances. No doubt there will be more to come from this category in 2024.
Apps and software
This includes the apps you currently use to control smart home systems, like Apple's Home app on the iPhone, iPad and Mac, and Google’s Home app. Both of those are ready to work with Matter devices, along with Samsung’s SmartThings system and Amazon’s Alexa app.
Nice and simple, this one. In this section you’ll find a range of smart, motorized window blinds that have Matter support.
Some are ready now (such as those controlled by the Aqara and SwitchBot hubs) while others have had Matter compatibility announced, but haven’t yet been updated to support the new smart home standard.
There are a lot of smart lights around these days, so here’s a separate category just for those considered decorative. It includes the Holiday String Lights and Skylight by nanoleaf, plus the Eve Flare and Cube Smart Lamp by Yeelight. Some are ready now, while others have had Matter support announced but aren’t ready just yet.
You’ll find smart door locks from Level, SwitchBot and Yale in this section, among a handful of others. Matter support is pretty useful here, as it means your door lock can be controlled by a wide range of voice assistants and smart home systems, not just the manufacturer’s own app.
Heating and air conditioning
Also commonly known as HVAC, these products include smart thermostats by Eve and Nest. By gaining Matter support, they should be controllable by more apps, automation systems and voice assistants.
Hubs and bridges
They’re not the most glamorous of smart home devices, but hubs and bridges are what you need to connect everything together. They usually plug into your Wi-Fi router with an Ethernet cable, then hook up to everything else wirelessly.
Matter-ready hubs and bridges include some models from Aqara, Mediola, Nature and SwitchBot, with plenty more announced or in the beta testing phase.
Lighting must surely be the biggest smart home product category. Matter support will bring the ability to control smart lighting in a more flexible way, instead of relying on a voice assistant or the bulb company’s own app, which often leave much to be desired.
Lighting systems ready for Matter include those from Govee, Nanoleaf, Philips Hue and Wiz, with Matter also announced by GE Lighting, Sengled and TP-Link.
It isn’t all good news though, as Belkin decided in 2023 to step away from Matter with its Wemo smart light switches. It’s more of a “regroup and rethink” strategy, Belkin says, rather than an outright cancellation, but the move goes to show it’s still early days for Matter and not everyone is quite sure how best to approach it.
These are foot soldiers of your smart home system. They might not look like much, but the data they collect and send are vital to the running of your home, as these signals tell other devices how to function.
Matter-ready sensors include those from Eve Systems and Tuo, with others from Nanoleaf and Netatmo coming soon.
Just about as common as smart light and smart speakers, smart plugs turn whatever they’re connected to on or off. What’s key here is how Matter can help them talk to sensors, switches and other devices from loads of different manufacturers, giving the humble plug an opportunity to venture far beyond its own product ecosystem.
There are already plenty of Matter-compatible smart plugs, including models from Eve Systems, Leviton and TP-Link, with others from GE Lighting and Sengled still to come.
Belkin, as mentioned in the lighting section, has taken a temporary step back from Matter and its Wemo plug is no longer compatible.
Smart speakers and displays
The smart speaker or display is how you’re most likely to interact with your smart home, thanks to their voice assistants and broad compatibility with devices from other companies.
Their interoperability isn’t universal though, and without Matter the assistants of different speakers aren’t compatible with each other. So long as everyone’s on the same page, Matter could change this.
Smart speakers and displays that already have Matter support include Amazon’s Echo range, as well as the Apple HomePod and HomePod Mini, plus Google’s Nest speakers and hubs.
Speakers from Sonos, which joined Matter in 2022 but hasn’t yet committed to supporting the standard, is a notable exception, at least for now.
Television manufacturers that have joined Matter include LG, Samsung, Hisense, Toshiba and TCL. However, while some of these TVs (and Samsung’s smart refrigerators) act as Matter controllers, they are not fully-fledged Matter devices. At least, not yet.
The full list of Matter devices
Here’s a list of devices that either have Matter support now, or will do in the near future. As you can see, quite a few devices are due to gain Matter support soon, but don’t have it just yet.
This situation is constantly evolving as manufacturers test Matter support and roll out software updates to their devices. Similarly, we’ll be updating this article as best we can as Matter support arrives and new compatible products are announced.
- Bosch Fridge-freezer combination (coming soon)
- Whirlpool appliances (coming soon)
Applications & software
- Amazon Alexa
- Apple Home
- Athom Homey (coming soon)
- Google Home
- Hama Smart Home (coming soon)
- Home Assistant (coming soon)
- Samsung SmartThings
- Aqara Roller Shade Driver E1
- Aqara Curtain Driver E1
- Aqara Roller Shade Controller
- Eve Systems Eve MotionBlinds
- Eve Systems Eve ShutterSwitch (coming soon)
- Eve Systems Eve MotionBlinds Upgrade Kit (coming soon)
- SwitchBot Curtain Motor
- SwitchBot Blind Tilt
- Zemismart Roller Shade Motor (coming soon)
- Zemismart Curtain Motor (coming soon)
- Eve Systems Eve Flare (coming soon)
- Nanoleaf Skylight (coming soon)
- Nanoleaf Matter Smart Holiday String Lights
- Umbra Cono
- Umbra Cup (coming soon)
- Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp
- Aqara Smart Lock U100
- Aqara Smart Lock U200 (coming soon)
- Level Bolt (coming soon)
- Level Lock (coming soon)
- Level Lock Plus (coming soon)
- Level Lock Touch (coming soon)
- Lockly Vision Elite
- Lockly Secure Pro
- Nuki Smart Lock (4th gen)
- SwitchBot Smart Lock
- Tedee Go (coming soon)
- Yale Assure retrofit module
- Yale Assure Lock 2
- Yale Assure Lock SL
Heating and air conditioning
- Aqara Radiator Thermostat E1
- Ecobee thermostats
- Eve Systems Eve Thermo (coming soon)
- Google Nest Thermostat
- Midea U-shaped Air Conditioner (coming soon)
Hubs and bridges
- Aqara Hub M1S
- Aqara Hub M2
- Aqara USB-Hub E1
- Aqara Camera-Hub G3
- Aqara Camera-Hub G2H Pro (coming soon)
- Aqara Hub M3 (coming soon)
- Atios KNX Bridge (coming soon)
- Atios SmartCore (coming soon)
- AVM FritzBox (coming soon)
- AVM FritzSMart Gateway (coming soon)
- Bosch Smart Home Controller 1st and 2nd gen (coming soon)
- Bosch-Jaeger System Access Point 2.0 (coming soon)
- Eria AduroSmart Zigbee Hub (coming soon)
- Homee Cube
- Ikea Dirigera Hub (coming soon)
- Loxone Miniserver
- Mediola Matter-Bridge
- Nature Remo Nano IR Blaster
- Nest Wifi Pro
- Schneider Wiser-Gateway (coming soon)
- SwitchBot Hub 2
- Ubisys Gateway G1
- Aqara lighting
- GE Lighting Cync Full Color A19 (coming soon)
- Govee Strip Light M1
- Nanoleaf Essentials Matter A19
- Nanoleaf Essentials Matter GU10
- Nanoleaf Essentials Matter Lightstrip
- Nanoleaf Sense+ Light Switch (coming soon)
- Nanoleaf Sense+ Wireless Light Switch (coming soon)
- Nanoleaf Essentials Matter BR30 (coming soon)
- Nanoleaf Matter Downlight (coming soon)
- Philips Hue (with Hue Bridge)
- Sengled Matter Smart Bulb (coming soon)
- TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb (coming soon)
- Tridonic Wireless Matter lighting
- Wiz smart lighting
- Yeelight Pro
- Zemismart Matter Wi-Fi Bulb (coming soon)
- Zemismart Matter Smart Downlight (coming soon)
Smart light switches
- Eve LightSwitch (coming soon)
- Leviton Decora Smart Switch Wi-Fi
- Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer Switch Wi-Fi (2nd gen)
- Orvibo MixPad D1 Dimmer (coming soon)
- Shelly Plus (coming soon)
- Shelly Pro (coming soon)
- Sonoff Mini Extreme Wi-Fi Smart Switch
- TP-Link Tapo S505
- TP-Link Tapo S505D
- Zemismart Matter Wi-Fi Smart Switch (coming soon)
- Aqara P2 Motion/Light Sensor (coming soon)
- Aqara P2 Door/Window Sensor
- Eve Door and Window
- Eve Motion
- Eve Room (coming soon)
- Eve Weather (coming soon)
- Eve Water Guard (coming soon)
- Eve Thermo Control (coming soon)
- Nanoleaf Nala Learning Bridge (coming soon)
- Netatmo Smart Security Sensor (coming soon)
- SwitchBot contact sensor
- SwitchBot motion sensor
- TP-Link motion sensor (coming soon)
- Tup Contact Sensor
- Tup Temperature Sensor (coming soon)
- Aqara smart plugs
- EcoFlow Smart Plug
- Eve Energy
- GE Lighting Cync Indoor Smart Plug (coming soon)
- Hama Smart Wi-Fi Plug
- Leviton Decora Smart Plug Wi-Fi (2nd gen)
- Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer Plug Wi-Fi (2nd gen)
- Meross Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini
- Onvis Smart Plug S4
- Schneider Electric smart plug (coming soon)
- Sengled Matter Smart Plug (coming soon)
- TP-Link Tapo Mini Smart Wi-Fi Plug
- TP-Link Tapo P100M
- TP-Link Tapa P110M
Smart speakers and displays
- Amazon Echo (4th gen and newer)
- Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen and newer)
- Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (3rd gen and newer)
- Amazon Echo Pop
- Amazon Echo Studio
- Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen and newer)
- Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd gen and newer)
- Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen)
- Amazon Echo Input
- Amazon Echo Flex
- Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen)
- Apple HomePod
- Apple HomePod Mini
- Google Nest Audio
- Google Nest Mini
- Google Nest Hub (1st and 2nd gen)
- Google Nest Hub Max
- Google Home
- Google Home Mini
- Samsung Smart TVs (coming soon)
- Hisense TVs (coming soon)
- Toshiba TVs (coming soon)
- TCL TVs (coming soon)
- LG Smart TVs with webOS (coming soon)
We'll continue updating this list as new devices get added to the list, so keep it bookmarked if you're in the process of building a smart home.
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