Matter is the foundation for connected things.

This industry–unifying standard is a promise of reliable, secure connectivity—a seal of approval that devices will work seamlessly together, today and tomorrow. Matter is creating more connections between more objects, simplifying development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility for consumers. This collaborative breakthrough is built on proven technologies and guided by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly Zigbee Alliance), whose members come together from across industries to transform the future of connectivity.

Smart home devices should be secure, reliable, and seamless to use. And with Matter, they are.
Companies from across the industry are contributing market-proven technologies and best practices.
Matter is built around a shared belief that smart home devices should be secure, reliable, and seamless to use. By building upon Internet Protocol (IP), Matter will enable communication across smart home devices, mobile app and cloud services, and to define a specific set of IP-based networking technologies for device certification.

Foundation for connected things


Easy to purchase and use


Devices from multiple brands work natively together


Consistent and responsive local connectivity


Robust and streamlined for developers and users

Creating more connections between more objects, simplifying development for manufacturers, and increasing compatibility for consumers.

An open-source approach

Members of the Alliance have taken an open-source approach to the development and implementation of this new, unified connectivity protocol. We are using best-in-class contributions from market-tested smart home technologies, such as those from Amazon, Apple, Google, the Connectivity Standards Alliance (formerly the Zigbee Alliance), and others. By leveraging these technologies' contributions, we have been able to accelerate the development of the protocol and deliver benefits to manufacturers and consumers faster.
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Matter makes it easier for device manufacturers to build devices that are compatible with smart home and voice services such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, and others. The first specification release of the Matter protocol will run on Wi-Fi and Thread network layers and will use Bluetooth Low Energy for commissioning.

Simplifying connected Experiences
Matter is the seal of approval that says smart devices work reliably together—taking guesswork out of the purchasing process, letting you choose from a wider range of the brands you love, and bringing you the comfort of a secure and seamless connected home.
Matter is a unifying, IP-based connectivity protocol built on proven technologies, helping you connect to and build reliable, secure IoT ecosystems, and keeping your focus on developing innovative products and accelerating paths to market.
Matter is the reliable IoT compatibility standard that drives category growth, simplifying the purchasing process, expanding the smart home category to more retailers, and lowering operational costs.
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Companies that are part of the Alliance
ADT Security Services
Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group
ON Semiconductor
Afero Inc
Futurewei Technologies
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