Apple adds Matter support with iOS 16.1
Apple has released iOS 16.1 adding support for Matter, the new smart home connectivity standard that enables a wide variety of accessories to work together, across platforms, and provide more choice and interoperability for connecting smart home products from different manufacturers.
With Matter support, smart home devices will be able to support one protocol to have their accessories work across different supported operating systems, including iOS. The one protocol ensures interoperability between smart home products from different companies, making it easier to find new smart home accessories that are compatible between devices.
With iOS 16.1, Apple has added a new “Matter Accessories” section to the Settings app. The new section will show all added Matter-supported smart home accessories added to the iPhone, which can be controlled through the Home app on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
Matter is backed by Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, and other smart home manufacturers.
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