Google Nest and Android devices are now Matter compatible — yes, right now

A Google Home logo on a blue and white illustration with the Matter logo.
Google Home now supports Matter. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google announced today that it has completed the initial rollout of Matter to its Google Nest products and Android OS. This means the Matter smart home standard, first developed by Google, Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and others, now has the foundation in place to start delivering on its ambitious promises: interoperability, simplicity, security, and a smart home that just works.

Over the past few weeks, Google has updated millions of Google Nest smart speakers, displays, and Wi-Fi routers, as well as billions of Android phones and tablets to Matter. The company says the transition will be completed today, December 15th. Android devices need to run Android 8.1 and up and Google Play Services 22.48.14, while Google Nest devices need the l…

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Author: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy