What you need to know
- Philips Hue will work with the new Matter connectivity standard.
- The company says existing products will also work with the standard through a firmware update.
You won't need to buy a new Phillips Hue light bulb to make it work with the new Matter connectivity standard.
As reported by Appleinsider, the Connectivity Standard Alliance announced the new Matter connectivity standard earlier this week. The standard is hoped to be adopted across smart home brands to increase interoperability.
When Matter was revealed, Signify, the owner of brands like Philips Hue, announced that the brand would support the new standard.
AppleInsider has learned that the company also plans to bring Matter compatibility to its existing lineup of Hue products as well with a firmware update.
If enough brands adopt the new standard, consumers would be able to purchase smart home devices with more confidence that they will work with other brands and ecosystems like Apple's HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa.
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