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

CNET / Brian Cooley
"Matter is going to solve a lot of problems for consumers...Matter is really going to deliver that standard that delivers interoperability for device-to-device communication in the home and we’ve got basically every major company on the planet agreeing to do it." - Tobin Richardson, President & CEO, Connectivity Standards Alliance
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The Verge / Sean Hollister
"Amazon has revealed the scope of its initial commitment: it will be upgrading almost every plug-in Echo smart speaker to support Matter, including most Echo and Echo Dot speakers and every Echo Studio, Echo Show, Echo Plus, and Echo Flex."
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DesignWell 365 & CEPro / Jason Knott
"The thinking is any smart home device purchased from a reputable brand should be able to work with other reputable smart home products, and Matter is a definite step in this direction. The difference that makes this protocol matter is that it is the direct result of the major smart home leaders working in unison in the name of privacy and interoperability between their devices."
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The Verge / Dan Seifert
"Given the number of players and complexity of building a system that unifies smart home products from not just Apple, Google, and Amazon but from over 200 different companies, it’s easy to understand why the Matter team is taking things slowly."
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Forbes / Mark Vena
"Apple's endorsement of Matter should have a significant impact on unifying the smart home market. We learned at the event that Apple will integrate Matter support into the Home app in iOS 15, allowing users to control Matter and HomeKit devices in a single place."
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Toms Guide / Kate Kozuch
"It’s a big deal for the immediate future of the smart home industry. As a unifying connectivity certification, Matter will allow smart home devices from all different manufacturers to thrive in a singular ecosystem."
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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.
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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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