MATTER Explained

The Promise of Reliable and Secure Connectivity

This industry–unifying standard is a promise of reliable, secure connectivity. It is a seal of approval that devices will work seamlessly together – today and tomorrow. Matter creates more connections between more objects, simplifies development for manufacturers, and increases compatibility for consumers.


Why Use Matter Protocol?

More Strong Security and Reliable Local Connectivity 

End-to-end encryption combined with access rights management makes the protection of user privacy more stringent. Localized linkage control brings a faster response, even if the network is disconnected, SONOFF matter devices can be still controllable, with faster responsiveness and better reliability.

Stonger Compatibility, More Interoperability 

Alexa, Apple HomeKit( also known as Apple Home), and Google Home Apps can be used to control SONOFF matter devices at the same time, and all Matter-certified devices can work together, no matter which brand they are, to build home automation.


More Simplicity, More Ease 

Simply scan the provided QR code with your Matter-Compatible App and SONOFF Matter device will be automatically configured to your home network.



Matter Controller (Matter Hub) 

Matter Controller(or Matter Hub) is a central device controller connecting and controlling Matter-enabled APP and Matter devices, so your smart home is more responsive and reliable. It can be built into other devices, or even simply be a smartphone app. *Matter Hub and Matter-enabled APP need to correspond. For example, adding Matter device to Alexa App requires a Matter hub device corresponding to Alexa…


There is a list of common Matter hubs:

Alexa: Echo Dot (5th Gen), Echo Dot (5th Gen) with clock, Echo (4th Gen), Echo Dot (3rd Gen, 2018 release).

Google: Google Home, Google Home Mini, Nest Hub (1st gen), Nest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E).

Apple: Home Pod, Home Pod mini, iPad or Apple TV. 


SONOFF Matter Hub:
SONOFF NSPanel Pro can be used as a Matter hub, allowing you to add Matter switch and socket devices from different manufacturers to the eWeLink APP for management and control!
*Please note that the latest version of NSPanel Pro firmware(version 2.0.0) is required.

Matter Commissioner 

A Matter commissioner serves the purpose of establishing a connection between the Matter device and a Matter Hub during the onboarding process. Your mobile device equipped with the necessary Matter commissioner functionality allows for seamless pairing and setup like the eWeLink App, Alexa App, Google Home App, Apple Home, SmartThings app, etc.


*Please note that the latest version of eWeLink App version 5.0 is required.

Matter Bridge

A Matter bridge is a device that can bring non-Matter products into the Matter ecosystem. It acts as an intermediary between Matter and non-Matter devices. You can synchronize various devices within Matter bridge to platforms such as Alexa, Google Home, Apple, and others using the Matter bridge.


SONOFF iHost smart home hub supports Matter as a Matter Bridge connected with Matter Hub via standard Matter protocol. So, you can seamlessly add SONOFF iHost-managed devices, including iHost-bridged Zigbee devices & synced devices from other add-ons, into the Matter-supported platforms from industry giant companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung SmartThings, etc. so you can control, view, set automation, and interact with many other smart home devices across the Brands.



Matter Devices 

Matter devices can be used in multiple smart home platforms (Google Home, Apple Home, Alexa, and more) at the same time, your entire family can control your home through their preferred voice assistant or app, this means less time choosing and setting up devices, and more time exploring features and enjoying your smart home.

Watch the CSA presentation of the new and revolutionary protocol for Smart Home devices - MATTER 

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