IKEA to launch Matter-compliant smart hub

IKEA has announced that it will launch a range of Matter ready hub for smart products, launching alongside the IKEA Home smart app.

Users will be able to onboard all IKEA smart products to the system and steer them individually either in sets or in groups via the IKEA Home smart app. This system enables users to create different scenes with pre-set functions of smart products, providing additional personalisation options. 

The Matter standard ensures that devices are compatible with smart home and voice services such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant and more. Matter compatibility enables devices to use the preferred voice assistant or platform to control it. 

DIRIGERA is compatible with current IKEA smart products, enabling connection to the DIRIGERA hub. 

The Matter ready hub and IKEA Home smart app are due to launch in October 2022. 

“We have seen an increasing interest in the home, particularly the smart home during the past couple of years. Digital solutions and technology have become natural ingredients in our everyday lives and now also in our homes. The smart home is an evolution of the home you already love and live in. The wide offer of smart products from IKEA is in the areas of sound, light, air purification, blinds, and many more to come in the future”, says Björn Block, Business Area Manager at IKEA of Sweden.

DIRIGERA and the new IKEA Home smart app are planned to launch in October 2022. Users can continue to use the TRÅDFRI gateway and the current app, and already bought smart products from IKEA can be connected to and work equally well with the DIRIGERA hub. Furthermore, IKEA plans to launch access away from home functionality in the first half of 2023.

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