Amazon today announced that it will update 17 Echo devices to support the new Matter smart home standard over Wi-Fi next month. according to The BargeThe gradual rollout will initially be supported only on Android, allowing these Echo devices to act solely as plug, light bulb, and switch controllers. Amazon’s Matter support will expand to include iOS devices and the Thread network early next year, with support for additional categories of smart devices coming gradually.
Amazon said The Barge Due to the sheer number of devices involved and the complexity of migrating them all to the new standard, we are taking a phased approach.
Chris DeCenzo, senior principal engineer at Amazon and director of CSA at Amazon, explained in an interview with The Verge: “This is an effort of unprecedented scale and complexity. This is a big deal and we need to make sure it goes smoothly.”
In particular, he noted the lack of other Matter category products Amazon could test. “Not many [Matter-compatible] We still have locks, blinds and thermostats, but we want to test everything in the beta program first. “
The slow rollout of support on iOS is also reportedly due to Apple’s requirements. It’s working fine.
The Barge The following Echo devices will be updated with Matter support next month: Echo Dot (5th Gen), Echo Dot (5th Gen) with Clock, Echo (4th Gen), Echo Dot (3rd Gen, 2018) 2021 release), Echo Studio, Echo Show 8 (2nd generation, 2021 release), Echo Show 10 (3rd generation), Echo Show 5 (2nd generation, 2021 release), Echo Dot (3rd generation), With Clock, Echo Dot (4th Gen) -gen), Clock, Echo Show 5, Echo (v3), Echo Dot (4th Gen), Echo Input, Echo Flex, Echo Plus (v2), and Echo Show 8. Additional Echo and Eero devices receive upgrades. Early 2023.