Apple, Amazon and Google unite to help create a universal smart home standard

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  1. mood

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    Apple, Amazon and Google unite to help create a universal smart home standard
    The working group aims to make smart home devices easier to use together
    December 18, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/18/apple-amazon-google-zigbee-smart-home-standard/
    Google: Developing a standard for the smart home industry
    Apple: Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices

    Zigbee Alliance
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Sounds good to me, all of these devices should be able to work together, instead of having to mix and match. Not that I'm into smarthomes, but I'm planning to buy a new alarm system soon and you never know if you're going to add more devices.
     
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    Apple- and Google-backed smart home standard Matter has been delayed
    Matter has a feature-complete specification, but its SDK is coming in 1H 2022.
    August 13, 2021
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...-smart-home-standard-matter-has-been-delayed/
     
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