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How to set up a Matter-over-Thread device in your smart home

Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge You may have heard about this new smart home standard Matter and

How to set up a Matter-over-Thread device in your smart home

Illustration by Samar Haddad /

You may have heard about this new smart home standard Matter and how it will make it easier to buy and set up connected gadgets. Not only that, but those gadgets should work with any phone, voice assistant, or smart speaker, using any smart home platform — Apple Home, Google Home, , SmartThings, or any other Matter-compatible option. If you got and went out and bought new or smart light to give this a whirl, you may have picked one that uses Thread, one of the two wireless protocols Matter uses (the other is Wi-Fi). So, what?

While Matter is supposed to everything about the smart home easier, there are still some growing pains, especially regarding Thread — hey, the smart…

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