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Matter Controllers to Control Your Device using Smart Home EcosystemsUpdated 9 months ago

Matter controller is needed when it comes to integrating Matter devices into your home. Matter Controller, often referred to as Matter Hub or Ecosystem Hub, serves as the central orchestrator for your smart home setup. With the inclusion of a Matter Controller, you can unlock advanced smart home features, including convenient Voice Control and seamless Remote Access when enabled.

Every major smart home platform has updated its existing hubs and smart speakers to make them Matter controllers. Some of these controllers double as Thread border routers, an essential component if you plan to incorporate Thread devices in your home, such as our Thread and Matter enabled Essentials products. This ensures that your smart home network operates harmoniously, offering a streamlined and interconnected experience.

Below is a list of products from leading smart home platforms capable of serving as a Matter controller. 

Apple Home 

Thread + Wifi 

  • Apple HomePod (second-gen)
  • Apple HomePod Mini
  • Apple TV 4K Wi-Fi + Ethernet (2022 version)
  • Apple TV 4K (2021 version)

Wifi 

  • Apple HomePod (first-gen)
  • Apple TV 4K Wi-Fi (2022 version)

Google Home

Thread + Wifi 

  • Thread + Wifi
  • Nest Hub (second-gen)
  • Nest Hub Max
  • Google Nest Wifi Pro

Wifi

  • Nest Audio, Nest Mini, and Nest Hub (first-gen)
  • Google Home (original smart speaker)
  • Google Home Mini

Amazon Alexa

Thread + Wifi 

  • Echo (4th-gen)
  • Eero Pro 6E, Pro 6, 6 Plus, 6, PoE 6, and PoE Gateway

Wifi

  • Amazon Echo smart speakers, Echo Pop, Echo Dot, and Echo Dot with Clock (third-gen and newer)
  • Echo Studio
  • Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 (second-gen and newer)
  • Echo Show 10 (third-gen)
  • Echo Input, Flex, and Plus (v2)

Samsung SmartThings

Thread + Wifi 

  • Aeotec SmartThings Smart Home Hub
  • Samsung SmartThings Station
  • Samsung SmartThings Hub Dongle
  • Samsung SmartThings Hub v3
  • Samsung Smart TVs CU8000 and CU7000 (2023) 
  • Samsung MicroLED TV MNA89MS1BA (2023) 
  • Samsung Smart Monitor M80C (2023) 
  • Samsung Soundbar HW-Q990C (2023) 
  • Samsung NEO QLED 8k and 4K (2023) 

Wifi 

  • Samsung SmartThings Hub v2
  • Samsung Family Hub fridge
  • Samsung Smart Monitors 2022 models
  • Samsung smart TVs 2022 models

Last Updated: 23rd October, 2023

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