March 27, 2023

As a part of our effort to simplify setup and supply prospects with elevated selection and adaptability, Samsung is teaming up with Amazon to make it simple for patrons to make use of SmartThings, Samsung’s related dwelling platform, or the Alexa service, to arrange Matter gadgets as soon as and management them utilizing each good dwelling programs.

Samsung and Amazon’s collaboration will enable prospects to simply faucet into Matter’s multi-admin characteristic, in addition to simplify onboarding whereas making a unified Thread community within the dwelling. Clients that opt-in will be capable of management their Matter gadgets with each SmartThings and Alexa with out having to arrange gadgets on every good dwelling system. By sharing Thread community credentials, prospects will profit from streamlined setup for Thread based mostly gadgets and a extra dependable expertise by means of wider protection on a single Thread community.

“SmartThings prospects have lengthy loved utilizing Alexa’s voice capabilities to provide them extra methods to regulate the house. We’re excited to work with Amazon to assist simplify the good dwelling expertise and supply extra option to our mutual prospects on the sorts of gadgets and companies they use of their properties.” mentioned Jaeyeon Jung, Company Vice President and Head of SmartThings, Cell eXperience Enterprise at Samsung Electronics. “This collaboration in the end offers additional interoperability and can assist make sure the potential of Matter is absolutely realized.”

This collaboration is constructed upon upcoming Alexa APIs enabling bi-directional multi-admin easy setup and Thread credential sharing for Matter gadgets. These cloud-based APIs are designed to make complicated expertise fade into the background, permitting prospects to effortlessly add Matter gadgets to their most well-liked companies, realizing Matter’s promise of simplifying our prospects’ good dwelling expertise.