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Matter Standard Implementation Postponed

Philips Hue, one of the key supporters of the new Matter smart home standard, had announced regular updates for the Philips Hue Bridge starting in the first quarter of 2023. With only a few days left in the quarter, the Matter update has not been released, prompting questions about the delay.

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Matter Logo Connective Standards Alliance

Matter is a unified, open-source smart home standard that aims to simplify the smart home ecosystem, providing a more secure, reliable, and seamless user experience. By adopting Matter, devices from different manufacturers can communicate and work together seamlessly, making it easier for consumers to build and expand their smart home systems without worrying about compatibility issues.

In response to these inquiries, the Dutch manufacturer provided a statement explaining the current status of the update:

For the launch of Matter, we are working together with many partners in the smart home industry. With Philips Hue, we always focus on convincing quality to meet our customers’ expectations. Therefore, we will take a little more time than originally planned for the Philips Hue Bridge software update before making it available to all consumers. We will inform you as soon as we have a concrete date for the release of the Matter software update.

The additional time needed for quality assurance suggests that the release could be delayed by weeks or even months, rather than just days. While the Hue Bridge received certification for Matter last November, it still awaits a software update to enable Matter support. The launch of Matter for Hue has been slow, and Philips Hue advises users to be patient as they work on the update. The company promises to announce a concrete release date for the Matter software update “as soon as possible,” according to the statement published on