Stacey Higginbotham: An FAQ on the Matter protocol

18/05/2021 - 20:17

This week, Project Connected Home over IP became Matter, and with the new name came new information about how it will provide interoperability between certain classes of smart home devices. Now that the protocol is back in the spotlight, I’m getting a lot of questions from readers around what will happen to their existing gear, what will happen to various individual radio protocols, and what all of it means for the industry at large.

So I’m pulling everything into one big Q&A story with links to our prior coverage and thoughts on the standard. For a full rundown, read on!