Matter - smart home connectivity standard (formerly Project CHIP)

Most probably, false advertisements are not forbidden by the law there … :slight_smile:

@Mariano_Colmenarejo I am pairing the Tuya hub as a Matter device to Apple Home first, then from Apple Home I am turning it into Pairing Mode - a new QR code is generated, and I use the new QR code to pair to to ST.

I tested the Fingerbot Plus several months ago; it was exposed as a simple switch.

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@Trakker2

I can’t use Apple Home.

With Android, the only way to put the hub in pairing mode is by pressing the reset button for 5 seconds and then the devices in the hub are deleted.

I think that when Tuya app generates the matter code to share the hub, it should put the hub in pairing mode and it doesn’t.

Once the matter hub is in smarttings I can share it with Tuya App, but it does not have devices to share

I had the same issue with a completely different Matter bridge: Tapo H100.

What solved the issue was to create the QR code, unplug the bridge, plug it in again, wait ten seconds and then add the device with the QR code.

In the official documentation it said that creating the QR code would trigger the pairing mode but that wasn’t true. The device seems to enter the pairing mode after a power cycle and leaves it after 15 minutes.

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This does not work with the Moes Hub, thanks

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Testing of Moes Matter ZigBee Gateway:

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Switchbot has released a remote control that it claims is Matter compliant. Fine print indicates that it only works with Home app at this time. Looks like many features are to be added later.

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Yep, The fine print says:

At this time, only the Home app is compatible with this feature; Alexa and Google Home
are not available due to platform limitations. Updates may follow.

But it doesn’t say anything about SmartThings one way or the other, so it might work via matter over bridge that way or it might not. :thinking:

It’s clear that the matter specification has not been robustly implemented for matter bridges yet. For example, the aqara models can only bridge a single air conditioner, and no other IR devices at the time of this writing.

Google and Amazon have both lagged SmartThings on Matter bridge support.

All of this, of course, is directly counter to what matter is supposed to do: make a device work the same way on all home automation platforms without requiring custom code. It’s very frustrating. :rage:

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A new firmware update is rolling out to the Aeotec hub and the V2 and V3 SmartThings hubs which includes support for additional matter 1.2 features.

(Note that that is not matter 1.3. The matter specification itself is updated twice a year, but it can take platforms a while to get around to implementing it.)

Aeotec Smart Home Hub/2018/2015 Model Hub Firmware Release Notes - 0.53.19

  • Matter 1.2 device type support.
  • Refrigerators
  • Room air conditioners
  • Dishwashers
  • Laundry washers
  • Robotic vacuums
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Air quality sensors
  • Air purifiers
  • Fans
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