Amazon to support Matter on Echo devices

Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, SmartThings, and the Connectivity Standards Alliance came together in 2019 to develop and promote Matter, a royalty-free, IPv6-based connectivity standard defining the application layer deployed on devices with Wi-Fi support, Thread, and BLE.

Marketed as the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home, in October the CSA announced the official release of the Matter 1.0 specification. Since the announcement, several companies have pledged to join the CSA and help set new security and reliability standards for IoT. For instance, Canonical joined the CSA in September as the first company to offer an independent Linux distribution.

Recently, Amazon announced it will support Matter on several Echo devices. As a founding member and key contributor of Matter, Amazon stated they will bring broader Matter availability to more devices early next year.

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