New Matter spec driving over 5.5bn smart home devices to ship this decade

Despite still being months from completion, the Matter smart home specification is driving new products in the smart home market, with predictions that more than 5.5bn Matter-compliant devices will ship between 2022 and 2030.

Matter is a new smart home industry standard that promises reliable and secure connectivity with devices seamlessly working together. The standard will create more connections between objects while simplifying development for manufacturers and increasing compatibility for consumers.

Throughout the industry, many technology suppliers and partners have already pledged to deliver Matter-compliant offerings, and within five years, the specification is expected to dominate the industry.

According to ABI Research, more than 100m devices will ship this year supporting the specification and more than half of the world’s key smart home devices will ship supporting Matter within five years. From 2022 to 2030, more than 5.5bn Matter-compliant devices will ship according to a new report from the research firm.

Although the first Matter specification is not due to be published until the second half of this year, CES 2022 already had key Matter product announcements from the likes of Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and more.

The specification sets a host of new demands across connectivity, interoperability, security and marketing. Some aspects are already detailed while others remain in development.

“Matter will drive smart home platforms capabilities to onboard and manage smart home devices – dispensing with a generation of device vendor apps,” said Jonathan Collins, smart home research director at ABI Research, and author of a new in-depth study of Matter and its potential. “OEM/ODMs will have to quickly establish how they adapt to Matter and how to best protect and expand their customers base.”

More in-depth findings can be found in ABI Research’s ‘Matter and its Smart Home Impact’ application analysis report. 

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