A leading smart home tech provider, Aqara has announced its plan to support Matter in Australia with a free over-the-air (OTA) update to the Aqara Hub M2, allowing existing Aqara Zigbee devices to become Matter compatible. 

With over five million users globally, the brand has seen continued growth in the Australian market. Aqara has been working closely with the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) and partners such as Apple, Google and Samsung on early testing programs to ensure a smooth transition towards Matter. 

After the OTA of the hub, a wide range of Aqara Zigbee devices attached to the Hub M2 can be used in any Matter ecosystem. 

“Aqara has always been about helping people build future-proof smart homes for changing tech. Ultimately Aqara is planning for more than 160 Aqara Zigbee products to receive Matter support across the global market,” Aqara senior sales manager, David Su said.

Further to making current devices Matter compatible, Aqara has released details on its first Matter-over-Thread devices, which run on the low-power, low-bandwidth mesh networking protocol. The company has plans to launch a range of Thread-based devices including smart sensors, hubs, controllers, and lights.