Home Assistant now supports Matter

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Home Assistant Core 2022.12
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Following the finalization of Matter V1, and with Nabu Casa being a member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, it was only a matter of time until Home Assistant adopted the latest, and supposedly greatest, IoT connectivity standard. Home Assistant Core Version 2022.12, the final major release of the year, will include what is still being described as a developer preview of Matter. The mobile companion apps, both for iOS and Android devices, will also receive an update that allows them to add Matter devices using a QR code scanner.

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An illustration showing how a Matter device can be added to Home Assistant by scanning a QR code using a smartphone.
Connecting a Matter device will be as easy as scanning a QR code (source: Connectivity Standards Alliance on YouTube)

With this development, Home Assistant is joining Google, Apple, and Amazon, who have individually announced an upcoming update to their home automation products, or, as is the case with Apple, have already added it.

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Liam Alexander Colman, the author and maintainer of Home Assistant Guides.

About Liam Alexander Colman

Liam Alexander Colman has been using Home Assistant for various projects for quite some time. What started off with a Raspberry Pi quickly became three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-blown server. I now use Unraid as my operating system, and Home Assistant happily runs in a Docker container. My personal setup includes many Zigbee devices as well as integrations with existing products such as my Android TV box. Read on to find out more on how I got started with Home Assistant.

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