Following the launch of Matter final yr, Samsung SmartThings is now increasing help for the sensible dwelling commonplace over to its iOS app.
Out there immediately, the Samsung SmartThings app for iOS has been up to date to help Matter. This addition was teased again at CES 2023 earlier this month, and comes following the addition of help for Matter within the SmartThings Android app final October.
Why the delay on iOS? In a earlier interview, Samsung mentioned that Matter help within the SmartThings app was contingent on iOS 16.1. Apple launched iOS 16.1 in October with help for Matter, however there’s clearly been fairly a delay within the meantime. On a help web page, Samsung says that Matter help on iOS requires iOS 16.2 or later and app model 1.6.94 which is out there now through the App Retailer.
Whereas Apple’s personal House app helps Matter merchandise, SmartThings might be one possibility for an app that works throughout a number of platforms. The Google House app additionally helps Matter merchandise on Android already, however not on iOS right now.
Matter sensible dwelling gear remains to be on its solution to market at this level, with manufacturers together with Eve, Nanoleaf, Meross, and others having launched Matter-compatible merchandise. Samsung additionally launched the “SmartThings Station” at CES, a hub for Matter merchandise that doubles as a wi-fi charger on your telephone.
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