In November, Aqara announced that it would be adding Matter support to its Aqara Hub M2 smart home hub by the end of 2022. However, with New Year’s Eve just days away and no updates in sight, Home Kit Authority contacted the company to see if the update would arrive on time.
The response they got from an Aqara representative was that the company delayed the launch until January 2023, citing needs to ensure the customer experience was right. The representatives also said Home Kit Authority that the company would issue details on the release of the matter in due course.
Adding Matter support to the Aqara Hub M2 would make dozens of Zigbee devices compatible with the new smart home standard. The open source protocol aims to bring all your smart home devices together in a single ecosystem. So you won’t have to use multiple apps and platforms to control various aspects of your smart home. Big names in the smart home industry, including Amazon, Apple, and Google, have agreed to adopt Matter for their smart home devices.
While this delay for the Aqara Hub M2 can be frustrating, it’s worth waiting for the extra time to make sure everything is running smoothly. A failed Matter launch can cause many of your smart home devices to stop working, wreaking unnecessary havoc on your life.
Sources: the edge, Homekit Authority