Matter assist is now being rolled out to Philips Hue Bridge homeowners by way of a software program replace, in line with the corporate, enabling the good house system’s interoperability with third-party lights.
Matter is a connectivity commonplace that allows good house equipment to work collectively seamlessly throughout a number of platforms, together with Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s House, and others. For households with a number of good house platforms or completely different smartphone manufacturers, it means the Matter lights might be managed from any machine.
For Hue Bridge homeowners who management solely Philips Hue lights by way of Apple’s House app or the Hue app, nothing modifications. For Android and iPhone customers who personal third-party lights with Matter assist, they’ll now have the ability to arrange and management these equipment by way of the Hue Bridge, offered they personal a Matter border router, resembling an Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD (fourth technology), Apple HomePod, or HomePod mini.
Pairing codes for Matter-compatible equipment might be requested within the Hue app by tapping the plus button within the Settings -> Sensible House display screen.
When Matter was formally launched in November 2022, Philips Hue declared itself a supporter of the brand new good house commonplace. On the time, dad or mum firm Signify stated a software program replace that will carry compatibility to its Philips Hue lineup could be obtainable to all customers within the first quarter of 2023, however the replace was delayed.
Apple added assist for Matter on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16, and tvOS 16.1 final yr, with a HomePod or Apple TV required to regulate Matter equipment within the House app or with Siri.