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Matter is now available for Amazon’s 17 Echo devices

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Amazon promised last month that by the end of the year, it would provide an excellent Matter customer experience. Amazon announced today that the first stage of its Matter rollout is now available to the public.

Amazon brings Matter support to 17 Echo devices

Amazon claims that the availability of Matter over Wi-Fi for 17 different Echo devices*, plugs, switches, and light bulbs with an Android setup has given tens of millions of Alexa users worldwide more connectivity options.

Its staged approach lets us start rolling out Matter support for the most common device types while continuing to test interoperability, stability, and longevity with our partners to make sure users have a smooth and high-quality Alexa experience.

Customers value quality, but they also value having a choice. Amazon announced that there are now over 30,000 “Works with Alexa” devices from which people can build their own smart home.

They will now have even more products to choose from as they build the smart home that is right for them, thanks to Matter. According to Amazon, Matter devices will work well with other smart home devices, providing customers with a consistent and familiar smart home experience with Alexa.

Developers already building Alexa’s differentiated features into their Matter devices.

Amazon provides tools to develop the greatest Matter devices. To make things easier, Matter SDK includes a simple setup. Begin using the Commissionable Endpoint API right away, as well as the Alexa Ambient Home Dev Kit credentials and Matter multi-admin quick setup, which will be available next year.

The ACK SDK for Matter makes it easier for developers who want a managed solution to connect Matter devices to the cloud while giving them managed cloud insights and capabilities.

Amazon encouraged customers to keep an eye on the developer portal for CES announcements and to join us at the Venetian Amazon Experience Area to explore Alexa-powered smart homes.

Availability

Today marks the start of the first phase of the update rollout for Matter devices with Alexa. The first 17 Echo devices that function as Matter controllers are as follows:

  • Echo Dot (5th Gen)
  • Echo Dot (5th Gen) with clock
  • Echo (4th Gen)
  • Echo Dot (3rd Gen, 2018 release)
  • Echo Studio
  • Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 release)
  • Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)
  • Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 release)
  • Echo Show 15
  • Echo Dot (Gen 3 with Clock)
  • Echo Dot (Gen 4 with Clock)
  • Echo Show 5
  • Echo (v3)
  • Echo Dot Gen 4
  • Echo Input
  • Echo Flex
  • Echo Show 8

Amazon stated when announcing the Matter rollout that

We don’t stop at helping you build devices and experiences. We also help you to build and grow your business. For the millions of customers who shop on Amazon.com for smart home devices every day, our Works with Alexa (WWA) program gives them confidence your Matter devices will provide a great customer experience with Alexa and help to drive preferences for them.


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