What you need to know
- Matter is a smart home connectivity standard backed by Apple, Google, and more.
- It was supposed to roll out this fall.
- The group now says it will be rolled out in the first half of 2022.
Apple-backed smart home connectivity standard Matter will not roll out until 2022, the group says.
President and CEO of the Connectivity Standard Alliance, Tobin Richardson, stated in a blog post that Matter now had an updated timeline:
Matter will, in theory, let users connect Matter-certified devices from a range of manufacturers all in tandem, from our explainer:
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