Like many other HomeKit manufacturers, Yeelight announced support for Matter in its product line. Completed in early October, Matter aims to improve the overall smart home environment through open standards supported by Apple, Google, Amazon and others. The initial release of Matter will support many of the most common smart home categories: lighting and electrical, HVAC controls, shades and shades, safety and security sensors, door locks, media devices including TVs, controllers as devices and apps, and bridges.
For the Yeelight consumer electronics product line, Matter Protocol will support more products as well as existing product lines in the future. In addition to the classic home lighting range, the brand new product portfolio Yeelight Fun has also been added to the Matter equipment lineup!
The Yeelight Cube is a new version of their already popular line of smart lights coming soon. Users can create unique and original light fixture designs and change the overall look of the tabletop with this interactive device built and designed like LEGO.
In addition, Yeelight plans to release a new line of basic lighting products for the Home series, which will also include support for Matter. Yeelight Pro is easier to use! All products under this selection will support Matter via a simple OTA update.
The Matter standard could be a boon for the smart home market. It provides cross-platform functionality for accessories with very little overhead, meaning that if a device is Matter-compatible, it’s actually HomeKit-compatible as well.
With Apple’s new HomeKit beta, accessory makers no longer need to integrate each smart home platform individually, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Instead of developing separate integrations for different platforms, developers can create Matter-compatible things that will then be compatible on other major platforms.
It will be a slow rollout, but I believe it will improve everything about having a “smart home”.
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