Samsung smartphone owners will soon be able to automatically import Matter-ready smart home accessories from the Google Home app to Samsung SmartThings and vice versa. The company recently announced the new development via a blog post. The tech giant, however, did not specify how the updates will be delivered, or which all devices will be compatible with the same.
Samsung SmartThings And Google Home Automatic Sync Feature Introduced
While using an app, the Samsung users will be prompted to automatically import Matter accessories, which have initially been set up in the other. This will enable users to take advantage of both platforms (Google Home and Samsung SmartThings) and will create a more seamless ecosystem.
This also means that post the update, users will be able to make use of multiple voice assistants at once, including Google’s Assistant and Samsung’s Bixby assistant.
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According to Samsung, the new development has become possible by building on the Matter standard’s multi-admin features. Matter is a newly introduced networking protocol, which is meant to reduce compatibility and synchronization issues in the smart home ecosystem. Matter enables compatible accessories to work across all major platforms. This also helps the companies to develop for a single platform and work on a more granular level, than to develop for individual platforms.
For now, there are no accessories in the market, which are actively making use of Matter, but companies like Google and Amazon are already working on it, have promised to update existing products, and support it in the future. We can expect some of the updates to happen by the end of 2022 and by early 2023.
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