The 9 best smart home products that support Matter

Matter is arguably the biggest thing to happen to smart homes since their inception. The interoperability feature lets devices from different ecosystems interact with each other, giving you the freedom to shop for your favorite products regardless of manufacturer. Unfortunately, not all devices have rolled out support for Matter – and not all of them will.

Only a few notable products support Matter as of today, although dozens more are expected to add the functionality in the coming months. For now, here are the nine best smart home products that support Matter. For a full list, head over to the official Matter website.

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Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen)

Pros

  • Compact footprint
  • Vastly improved sound quality
  • Clock shows more useful info
  • New temperature sensor
  • Added Wi-Fi features

Cons

  • Only works as Wi-Fi booster if you’re already on Amazon eero network

Amazon recently brought Matter support to a slew of devices, but the Echo Dot with Clock is arguably one of the most exciting. Available for just $60 (and often on sale), the Dot is a surprisingly great smart speaker. Not only does it sound good, but the simplistic HUD allows you to quickly check the time or get the current weather forecast. Toss in Matter and the availability of various color options, and it’s easy to see why the Echo Dot with Clock is one of the best smart speakers around.

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Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen)

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Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

Pros

  • Accurate sleep tracking
  • Tons of data about your sleep
  • $100 starting price

Cons

  • Few new features over previous model

Just like Amazon, Google pushed a Matter update to many of its devices at the tail end of 2022. The Nest Hub was included in that wave of updates, giving the popular smart display the ability to interact with other Matter devices. Google Assistant is just as powerful as ever, and the vibrant 7-inch display lets you stream your favorite shows, load up your calendar, play music, or get a quick tutorial on how to cook up a new dish.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
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Echo Show 15

Pros

  • Huge 15.6-inch screen
  • Widget functionality makes it easy to see tasks, smart home, and more at a glance
  • Different orientation options
  • Visual ID swaps between users

Cons

  • Lacks customization and personalization options
  • Software crashes without explanation

Need something a bit larger than your standard smart display? Check out the Amazon Echo Show 15, which boasts a gorgeous 15-inch display and fully supports Matter. It’s a bit expensive, but you won’t find many other products like the Echo Show 15 (let alone one that also supports Matter).

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Eve Door & Window Sensors

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Tons of versatility
  • Sleek design

Now that the Eve Door & Window Sensor supports Matter, keeping your home secure has never been easier. Beyond knowing whether your doors (or windows) are open or shut, you can trigger various events based on their status — such as turning on lights or shutting off your furnace. You’ll need to join the Early Access program to make use of the features, but that’s a minor inconvenience for a lot of nifty smart home tech.

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Eve Door & Window Sensors

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Apple HomePod mini

Pros

  • Computational audio optimizes the experience
  • Clean-sounding highs and mids
  • Compact size makes it discrete
  • It’s the most affordable HomeKit home hub

Cons

  • Siri lacks the advanced intelligence of its competitors
  • Short power cord

Another entry on this list, another smart speaker to discuss. This class of products has been widely updated to support Matter, as they serve as central hubs for most smart homes. The Apple HomePod mini rounds out the big three (Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri), giving you the option to use just about any ecosystem as the center of your Matter-connected smart home. Siri might not be quite as versatile as the competition, but no doubt iOS fans will be glad to have the new functionality offered by Matter.

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HomePod

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Incredible bass performance
  • Dazzling Spatial Audio surround
  • Plug and Play wireless
  • Slick design

Cons

  • Limited connection options
  • No direct Spotify playback

Take everything that makes the HomePod mini so great, mix them together with a larger design and better speakers, and you’ve built the new HomePod. The latest member of Apple’s smart home family offers full support for Matter, making it a great central pillar for anyone piecing together a connected network of devices. Beyond Matter, you’ll benefit from high-fidelity audio powered by a four-inch high-excursion woofer, five tweeters, and Spatial Audio along with Room sensing to optimize performance based on the acoustics of your home. It’s not cheap, clocking in at $299, but few Matter products are as powerful and versatile as the HomePod.

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Google Nest Thermostat

Pros

  • Affordable cost
  • Smart functions mean minimal interaction
  • Stylish Apple-like design
  • Simple DIY installation

Cons

  • Capacitive controls are only on one side

If you’re looking for a Matter-enabled smart thermostat, look no further than the popular Google Nest Thermostat. It’s the first product in its class to gain support for Matter, and seeing as it’s a well-reviewed (and reasonably affordable) gadget, it’s an easy recommendation for anyone looking to built the ultimate smart home. With the ability to automatically adjust temperatures to help you save money, an easy installation process, and a robust smartphone app, the Nest Thermostat is a great way to upgrade from a traditional thermostat.

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Aqara Smart Lock U100

Pros

  • Minimalist design
  • Built-in fingerprint sensor
  • Support for Apple home keys

The Aqara Smart Lock U100 was one of the first smart locks to offer Matter support. It’s also one of the best. Featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor, a keypad to enter a personalized password, and even support for Apple home keys, there’s no shortage of ways to interact with this smart lock. It’s also one of the better-looking locks available today, thanks to a minimalist design with muted blacks and silvers. Toss in additional support for Alexa and Google Home, and you’ve got a well-rounded smart home product that should fit right in with the rest of your setup.

Aqara Smart Lock U100
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Echo Pop

Pros

  • The price is right
  • Decent sound
  • Mostly all the features
  • Bonus Eero extender

Not only is the Echo Pop affordable at just $40, but it also packs in support for both Amazon Alexa and Matter. This makes it one of the most compelling smart speakers of 2023 for budget-conscious shoppers. Its audio quality can’t quite keep pace with other Matter-enabled smart speakers on this list (like the HomePod and HomePod mini), but it works great as a hub that won’t break the bank. It’s also available in a wide range of colors, giving you an easy way to personalize your home.

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