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Aqara Announces Software Update That Will Bring Matter Support to Over 40 Devices

Aqara Announces Software Update That Will Bring Matter Support to Over 40 Devices

Posted November 3, 2022 at 3:36pm by iClarified
Aqara has announced an upcoming software update that will bring Matter support to over forty devices via its hub. Matter is a new smart home standard being adopted by over 280 companies, including Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, Signify and SmartThings. Apple introduced support for Matter to iOS with the launch of iOS 16.1.

Aqara users will first gain access to Matter in December 2022 via the Aqara Hub M2 through an OTA (over-the-air) update, which will allow existing Aqara Zigbee devices to become compatible with Matter. Other Aqara hubs, including the Hub M1S/M1S Gen 2, Hub E1, Camera Hub G3, and Camera Hub G2H Pro, will also receive similar OTA updates in the following months so that more Aqara users will be able to enjoy the benefits of Matter. The software updates are expected to first expose more than 40 Aqara Zigbee devices ranging from smart sensors and wireless switches to controller-type devices such as radiator thermostats and curtain controllers.

Aqara Announces Software Update That Will Bring Matter Support to Over 40 Devices

Through the Aqara hubs, these devices will be able to support Matter and connect with other third-party Matter devices. Some of these devices are listed below:
Door & Window Sensor
Temperature & Humidity Sensor
Motion Sensor and Motion Sensor P1
Vibration Sensor
Smart Wall Switch (US)
● Smart Wall Switch H1 EU
Smart Plug (US & EU)
● Single Switch Module T1
Wireless Mini Switch
● Wireless Remote Switch H1
● Wireless Remote Switch (Single & Double Rocker)
● Radiator Thermostat E1
● Roller Shade Driver E1
Curtain Driver E1
● Roller Shade Controller (Zigbee 1.2)
● LED Bulb and LED Bulb T1 (Tunable White)

Ultimately more than 160 Aqara Zigbee products belonging to over 10 different device categories are expected to receive Matter support. Aqara also plans to refresh the design of its door and window sensor, and motion sensor, to adopt the Thread and allow for native Matter support and direct connection with Matter controllers. The new sensors, i.e. the Door and Window Sensor P2 and the Motion and Light Sensor P2, are set to release in early 2023.

An upcoming Aqara Hub M3 will not only allow Aqara Zigbee devices to support Matter, but also serve as a Thread Border Router and a Matter Controller and Commissioner, which can directly connect and manage Thread and Matter-compatible smart home devices. The company also plans to open its Aqara Home app to support third-party Matter devices.

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Aqara Announces Software Update That Will Bring Matter Support to Over 40 Devices
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