2021 WIV Showstopper

Alexa’s support for all major Smart Home protocols, now including Matter

Amazon is bringing Matter to Alexa devices to power smart home with interoperability and easier set up. Today, Alexa supports a variety of networking technologies and connectivity protocols such as Wi-Fi, BLE Mesh, and Zigbee. As a founding member of Matter, we are excited to be leading the development of the Matter specifications by working in close collaboration with over 170 members from the Connectivity Standards Alliance and major industry players like Apple, Google, Signify, Comcast. With Matter we continue our commitment to our smart home philosophy of flexibility, privacy, collaboration, and interoperability.

Interested in testing your Matter devices with Alexa?

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Github

You can start by reviewing the publicly available code on GitHub Open Source.

 

Connectivity Standards Alliance

Interested in actively working on the spec development process? Join the Connectivity Standards Alliance to gain access to the Matter working group.

Certify Your Device

Interested in certifying your devices for Matter? Check out the certification requirements.

 

Matter - Creating More Connections

Interoperability

Leverage the reach of Echo devices and connect with millions of customers. Matter certified devices are designed to work seamlessly with each other using the same protocol. Amazon will be soon supporting Matter on Echo devices such as Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Studio, and Echo Show thus enabling your customers to setup and control your Matter devices from their Echo.

Flexibility

Matter certified bridges will enable devices using multiple protocols to be controlled using the Matter protocol on your customers’ home network. Click here  for an example of the Matter SDK for a Bridge device.

Seamless Entertainment

Get your TV to provide your customers a consistent way to use their voice to launch their favorite content (movies, TV shows etc.) on their smart devices. Make content consumption at home easier for your customers. Click here for an example of the Matter SDK for TVs and streaming video player devices.

Integrate your Matter devices with Alexa

Simplicity

Alexa will extend its proprietary Frustration-Free Setup to make Matter set up even easier with Alexa for your customers. No device side software development kit (SDK) is needed to support Frustration-Free Setup for Matter devices.

Connectivity

We will soon be making available “Commissionable Endpoint” capability which will allow skill-connected Matter devices to be controlled locally using Alexa. 

Privacy and Security

We are bringing our foundational privacy and security principles to Matter, starting with device setup, voice commands, and cloud-to-cloud interactions. Alexa features like Frustration-Free Setup creates a secure end-to-end connection to share customer credentials and account information with your device. 

Alexa Live 2021 Matter Presentation

Learn more about our contribution to developing the Matter protocol and how we are enabling device makers to build smarter devices by viewing the below presentation from Alexa Live 2021.

Interested in testing your devices with Alexa? Contact us