After the launch of Matter Easy Pair by Samsung at the beginning of the year, the Korean giant is now It’s one step closer to the era of interoperability by updating the SmartThings app on iOS. Now this Compatible with the new Matthew protocol.
As a reminder, Matter is a standard that makes it easy for consumers to customize and create their own smart home networks. without having to worry about which device works with which device. Therefore, it is aimed to simplify the installation and configuration of connected devices and to ensure their interoperability. The item will help all smart devices to communicate with each other effectively.
SmartThing gets even more useful on iOS
While Samsung’s SmartThing app on Android already has support for Matter, the standard is finally coming to iOS. Thanks to app update 1.9.94, Matter-enabled smart home devices connected to a SmartThings hub can be controlled using an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
For those unfamiliar with SmartThings, it’s a smart home platform that’s a subsidiary of Samsung and similar to Apple’s HomeKit. At this year’s CES, Samsung showcased its Matter-certified products and SmartThings Station, a smart home hub and charging port that helps control and charge home devices.
After integration with Samsung service, it seems All your devices are also instantly visible to the assistants. So you can control your lights with both Google Assistant and Alexa without having to do anything first.
Unfortunately, not all Apple iPhones will be eligible for this feature. To control devices on the Matter protocol, an iPhone must be running iOS 16.2 or later, meaning iPhone 7, first-generation iPhone SE and older models are not compatible.
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