Amazon officially launched Item support on a wide range of devices, including 17 Echo products. Among them we find mainly connected speakers, but also sockets, switches and smart bulbs. This announcement comes a few days after Google made Google Home and Google Nest compatible with the protocol.
If you’re not familiar with Matter, it’s a standard developed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) in conjunction with hundreds of other companies, including Google, Samsung, Apple, and Amazon. Final destination Allow consumers to more easily customize and build their own smart home networks without having to worry about which device works with which device.
Additionally, the company states that this is only “phase 1” of the deployment. Matter will be destined for even more smart home gadgets in 2023. According to Amazon, this incremental rollout will allow the team to bring Matter support to the most popular devices on the market while ensuring platform stability.
Note that this first phase only includes device compatibility with Android, as Amazon states that iOS support requires its apps to use new APIs that take longer to roll out.
Here is the full list of Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo speakers that now support Matter:
- Echo Dot (fifth generation)
- Echo Dot with Clock (fifth generation)
- Echo (fourth generation)
- Echo Dot (third generation, 2018 release)
- Echo Studio
- Echo Show 8 (second generation, 2021 release)
- Echo Show 10 (third generation)
- Echo Show 5 (second generation, 2021 release)
- Clock Echo Dot (third generation)
- Clock Echo Dot (fourth generation)
- echo show 5
- echo (v3)
- Echo Dot (fourth generation)
- Echo Input
- Echo Flexible
- Echo Plus (v2)
- echo show 8