2023 RGB Matter Showdown: Govee vs Nanoleaf vs Aqara LED strip comparison

Shane Whatley has a great YouTube channel on Apple HomeKit, but now with Matter products being available, he covers a lot of matter devices as well.

He’s just released a new 15 minute detailed comparison of three popular matter LED strips.

Because they are matter, all three can work with smartthings as long as you have your smartthings setup ready for matter. See the community FAQ for that information.

FAQ: What do I need to add a Matter device to the SmartThings app? Do I need a bridge router device?

However, as always matter is only bringing in basic functionality: on/off/color control/Dimming. You won’t get the fancy stuff like music synchronization or dynamic scenes unless you set those up separately in the strip’s own app.

Here’s the link to Shane’s video. Tons of details. :sunglasses:


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All I can personally add to this thread is that Govee products are cheaply made junk… I know from personal experience