Samsung has announced that its collaboration with Google to make the smart home more interoperable. These plans will enable users to onboard Matter-compatible smart home devices on SmartThings and Google Home, giving them greater choices about how their devices are controlled and which they buy.
According to the Korean company, if you have used Google Home and had other devices connected to SmartThings, you will now be informed that you may import all the devices to both apps, thus effectively you only need to use the one you prefer. In the meantime, Google has announced its update Google Home update, which will include Matter support.
Matthew McCullough, Google''s VP of Product Management for Android Developer, commented on the news.
When it comes to smart home connectivity, we anticipate new expectations. We are proud to partner with Samsung Electronics in order to offer new and existing smart home users a first look at the future of the smart home and its ease of use.
The Matter standard will be available on most major smart home products, allowing interoperability across businesses. Up until now, if you wanted a seamless experience, you were forced to stick with a limited range of products. Now, companies like Google, Samsung, and Amazon, have figured out that the sector will likely be more successful if they allow people to create interoperable setups.