Philips is the latest company to spell trouble for Matter’s smart home standard

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As the internet of things continues to grow, so too do the options for controlling those devices. Among the various protocols vying for control of the smart home, one of the most promising is Matter, a set of standards developed by a consortium of some of the biggest names in the industry.

However, it seems that not everyone is on board with the standards, as Philips is the latest company to back away from full support.

The news comes via a post on the Philips Hue blog, in which the company says that its latest bridge update will not include Matter support, as originally promised.

The company says that the decision was made in order to “ensure the best possible performance” of the update, and that Matter support will be added in a future update.

This is disappointing news for those who were hoping to use Matter to control their Philips Hue lights, as the company was one of the major backers of the protocol.

It’s not clear what this means for the future of Matter, but it’s certainly not a good sign. With major companies like Philips reconsidering their support, it could mean that the protocol will have a hard time gaining traction.

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