One of the best Matter good residence gadgets

Matter formally launched on the finish of final yr, which means 2023 is about to be a large yr for the brand new good residence normal.

A uncommon instance of the large boys of tech getting collectively to do one thing for the higher good, Matter has the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google and Samsung on board.

The thought is that Matter shall be a brand-agnostic, interoperable software layer software program suite.

In phrases you are extra prone to perceive, it will likely be a platform that permits all your related residence tech – irrespective of who makes it and it doesn’t matter what good residence ecosystem you utilize – to play properly with one another.

No extra leaping out and in of various apps, no extra worrying that your family is break up between iOS and Android, and no extra locked platforms; Matter is designed to make issues straightforward when organising your good residence.

Take a look at our complete information on the Matter good residence to dig somewhat deeper, however, should you’re prepared to leap aboard, then learn on to seek out out what gadgets work with Matter and what tech you will must stand up and operating.

Google Matter controllers

What Matter Controllers can be found

When Matter was first introduced, there was quite a lot of pleasure round the truth that it promised a wise residence life away from hubs, bridges and brand-specific controllers.

Nonetheless, that is not fairly the case – you’ll nonetheless want a Matter Controller to be the brains of the system.

In contrast to, for instance, with a Hue Bridge or an Arlo SmartHub, the excellent news is that your Matter Controller is not tied to a selected model or set of merchandise. It’s going to work throughout the spectrum of Matter-certified gadgets.

Android and iOS gadgets can even act as Matter controllers, too, however you will must be sure you’ve acquired the most recent software program on board – and likewise a suitable Matter controller app, reminiscent of Apple House, Amazon Alexa or Google House.

Numerous these Matter controllers will even double up as Thread border routers, however extra on that within the subsequent part.

Here’s a full record of all Matter controllers on the time of writing:

  • Aeotec SmartThings Hub (*additionally Thread border router)
  • Amazon Alexa app (Android)
  • Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (Third-gen+)
  • Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (Third-gen+)
  • Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (Third-gen+)
  • Amazon Echo Flex
  • Amazon Echo Enter
  • Amazon Echo Plus (2nd-gen+)
  • Amazon Echo Present 10 (Third-gen)
  • Amazon Echo Present 5 (2nd-gen+)
  • Amazon Echo Present 8 (2nd-gen+)
  • Amazon Echo Studio
  • Apple House app (iOS 16.1+)
  • Apple HomePod
  • Apple HomePod Mini (*additionally Thread border router)
  • Apple TV 4K 2022 128GB (*additionally Thread border router)
  • Apple TV 4K 2022 64GB
  • Apple TV 4K 2021 (*additionally Thread border router)
  • Google House (1st-gen)
  • Google House Mini (all-gens)
  • Google Nest Audio
  • Google Nest Hub (1st-gen)
  • Google Nest Hub 2nd-gen (*additionally Thread border router)
  • Google Nest Hub Max (*additionally Thread border router)
  • Google Nest Mini
  • Google Nest WiFi (*additionally Thread border router)
  • Google Nest WiFi Professional (*additionally Thread border router)
  • House Assistant
  • Nabu Casa House Assistant Yellow
  • Samsung SmartThings app (Android)
  • Samsung SmartThings Hub v2
  • Samsung SmartThings Hub v3 (*additionally Thread border router)

The best Matter smart home devices

What Thread border routers work with Matter?

The likes of the Nest Hub Max, HomePod Mini and the most recent SmartThings hubs talked about above additionally double up as each Matter controllers and Thread border routers.

However there are additionally a bunch of gadgets that simply function the latter, serving to to make your Matter Thread community stronger.

Learn our information Thread within the Matter good residence to seek out out extra about how precisely this works.

As with the array of Matter controllers, the excellent news is that you just will not essentially must exit and purchase any new package to get your Thread community up and operating.

Thread border routers might be enabled in present gadgets by way of a firmware replace, and there are already a bunch of Thread border routers that work with Matter already accessible and probably already in your house reminiscent of:

  • Amazon Eero Beacon
  • Amazon Eero 6, Eero Professional
  • Amazon Eero Professional 6
  • Nanoleaf Components / Strains / Shapes controllers

It is value noting that, regardless of these Eero gadgets being listed above (and Eero states that each one Thread gadgets ought to be interoperable with them), Amazon is not fairly ‘dwell’ with Thread for Matter but.

Nonetheless, at CES 2023, it did announce that these utilizing iOS gadgets to energy their Alexa good residence will obtain Matter performance this spring, whereas the help will even prolong to Matter over Thread.

One of the best Matter-certified good residence gadgets

With the launch of Matter 1.0, we’re beginning to see gadgets licensed from throughout the eight launch classes; gentle bulbs and light-weight switches, plugs, door locks, thermostats and HVAC controllers, blinds and shades, good sensors, bridges, good TVs and streaming gadgets.

Listed below are the perfect Matter good residence gadgets throughout these launch classes, with a breakdown of how manufacturers are rolling out their Matter updates.

The best Matter smart home devices

Philips Hue

Not technically dwell but, however Signify has said that Matter help will come to its good lights in Q1 2023.

Nonetheless, you continue to want your Hue Bridge to sync it to Matter; the one Hue gadget that’s Matter licensed is the Hue Bridge – the bulbs themselves will solely be capable to play an element when related to the Bridge.


Signify’s different good gentle model, Wiz, is full steam forward for Matter, with the corporate stating that each one merchandise manufactured since Q2 2021 will obtain an over-the-air (OTA) firmware replace to change into a part of the Matter ecosystem.

eve matter devices


Eve is arguably the largest participant by way of Matter launches up to now.

In December, it rolled out an over-the-air Matter replace for 3 gadgets – Eve Vitality, Eve Door & Window and Eve Movement – and, in consequence, they turned the primary gadgets accessible to help the brand new normal.

Eve has additionally informed us that Matter shall be arriving for the likes of the Eve Aqua, Flare Lamp and MotionBlinds.


Meross is eager to push its app as an excellent Matter controller and, by way of gadgets, has gone dwell with the Meross Matter Sensible Wi-Fi Plug Mini (MSS115) – a US-specific good plug that is available in a 2-pack.


Nanoleaf has used the Matter Launch Occasion in Amsterdam to unveil a brand new Necessities line, particularly designed for the brand new good residence normal.

The corporate will introduce three good bulbs – A19, GU10 and BR30 fittings – alongside a lightweight strip, with every providing the everyday array of 16 million colours and management over shade temperature.

The best Matter smart home devices


The Aqara Hub M2 was imagined to go dwell in December, nevertheless it’s been delayed. We’re now getting phrase it ought to arrive later in January 2023.

As soon as it is up to date, it would act as a Matter bridge with the intention to get its huge array of good residence gadgets up and operating together with your Matter good residence; the model states over 40 devices will be supported.


Like Aqara and Philips Hue, Schenider shall be updating its bridge to get its good gadgets singing and dancing with Matter.

The model has said that present and new Wiser gadgets (primarily based on Zigbee) will be capable to function inside the Matter ecosystem by way of the Wiser Gateway following a software program replace in early 2023.

The Schneider Wiser Plug has additionally been Matter licensed, too.


Initially slated for a late 2022 launch, TP-Hyperlink’s Matter plans have been delayed, however there’s lots coming throughout each the Tapo and Kasa manufacturers.

TP-Hyperlink tells us that “at the least 10 Matter-compatible merchandise throughout a broad vary of classes, together with plugs, switches, bulbs, and hubs, shall be accessible [and] Tapo will even carry to market a brand new model of the Tapo App with help for Matter, permitting customers to combine all Matter-supported gadgets inside one ecosystem.”

Homey Matter smart home hub device controller

Extra Matter gadgets coming in 2023

The scenario with Matter is continually evolving and there are a plethora of good residence manufacturers and gadgets set to go dwell in 2023 that we have not talked about above.

Each Homey (pictured above) and Hoobs have model new good residence hubs touchdown this yr that shall be Matter controllers and Thread border routers.

Samsung can also be going to make controlling your Matter good residence simpler by including Matter to the likes of the Household Hub fridge, good TVs and displays and Galaxy telephones and tablets.

LG is planning on placing Matter controllers in a few of its new good TVs, too, and there is additionally a brand new Ikea gateway coming too that provides Matter to the combo.

And that is simply scratching the floor – there’s an entire bunch of manufacturers who’ve revealed plans (and in some instances have already got certification in place) to hitch the Matter revolution in 2023 with new gadgets together with – deep breath – Whirlpool, Yeelight, Govee, Mui, Arlo, Good, Belkin, GE Lighting, Sengled, Schlage, Veea, Eltako, Flic, Degree, Nuki, Yale, Tridonic, Comcast, Netatmo, Bosch, Mediola, SwitchBot and Eria.