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Amazon Announces Matter Update for Alexa, iOS Setup, Thread Support, More

Amazon Announces Matter Update for Alexa, iOS Setup, Thread Support, More

Posted May 2, 2023 at 4:40pm by iClarified
Amazon has announced a significant Matter update for Alexa, as well as updated Works with Alexa (WWA) certification requirements for Matter devices.

With our update today, customers can set up their Matter devices with iOS, including their Matter-enabled Thread devices. We enabled second generation Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot devices to be updated as Matter controllers, plus Echo (4th Gen) as a Thread border router. That means, Echo (4th Gen) customers can now expand their smart homes with Matter-enabled Thread devices in addition to WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Mesh, and Matter-enabled WiFi devices. Regardless of the smart home protocol developers choose to build with, these customers are ready to connect and engage their smart home devices, without thinking about interoperability. That's over 100 million Echo devices across 20 models already found in customer homes that can be updated to support Matter today!

Amazon notes that support for Matter makes it possible for devices from manufacturers like Eve Systems to work with over 100 million Matter-enabled Echo devices.

To help developers deliver quality experiences through their Matter devices, last fall we extended our WWA programand recently updated requirements to reflect our latest support of Matter. The WWA badge, sought out and trusted by customers, makes Eve's products more discoverable on Amazon.com, and lets customers quickly identify that Eve devices are tested to deliver a great experience with Alexa. Product detail pages on Amazon.com for WWA certified devices help customers understand which Echo device is best for them. By partnering with Alexa, Eve customers have a better experience from purchasing to setup and everyday use.

"I'm extremely excited about bringing our devices to Alexa customers." says Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve Systems. "One of our biggest challenges being at the forefront of bringing the first Matter over Thread devices to customers' homes is to ensure they have the right infrastructure at home to connect to our devices. With Alexa's WWA badge and Thread support on millions of Echos already in customers' homes, creating this seamless customer journey will be vastly accelerated."

Eve is now partnering with Amazon to bring Frustration-Free Setup (FFS) to all its Matter-enabled devices, beginning with Eve Energy, Eve Motion and Eve Door & Window starting later this month. Customers who opt-in for the FFS feature at check out on Amazon.com can easily add Eve devices to Alexa. Out of the box, the device will connect to the network and be ready to use right after it's powered on. With Alexa, Eve customers can enjoy the convenience of voice control or use their devices to create Alexa Routines, making their homes more ambient and helpful.

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