We have good news for smart home users who use Samsung’s SmartThings. A new app update brings Matter functionality to the SmartThings app (opens in new tab) for iOS and iPadOS. Although SmartThings has been Matter compatible for Android since last fall, this is the first time this functionality was available through the App Store.
Matter, the new standard for smart home connectivity, is supported by various companies including Samsung, Apple, Google, Amazon and many others.
With Matter support, SmartThings users can access all Matter-certified products with one app. These include products from Google, Eve System, Yale, Nanoleaf and more.
Once known as Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), Matter finally makes controlling innovative home products from mobile devices as easy as using Bluetooth without corporate barriers. The standard unites Apple HomeKit, SmartThings, Google Home, Amazon and many more.
With the new SmartThings app update for iOS and iPadOS, users can start experiencing Matter on the best iPhones and the best iPads. To get started, you must have the latest version of iOS and iPadOS installed.
Older smart devices may not work with Matter. Contact the device manufacturer for more information. When purchasing new devices, look for the Matter logo on the packaging before making a purchase.