Nest Thermostat is getting Apple HomeKit support through Matter starting today

Cupertino, August 1, 2023

Google announced today that it will begin rolling out Matter support for the Nest Thermostat model released in 2020. Specifically, this means the smart thermostat can now be controlled using Apple's Home app and Siri on the iPhone and other devices. In a blog post, Google said Matter support will be rolling out to the Nest Thermostat starting today with an automatic over-the-air software update, and the rollout will be completed in the coming weeks. Matter is a universal smart home standard that supports Apple's HomeKit, Google's Home, Amazon's Alexa, Samsung's SmartThings and other smart home platforms all in one, meaning the Nest finally supports HomeKit. In the Home app, according to Google, users can adjust the Nest Thermostat's temperature, change the thermostat's mode, and more. The Verge notes that iPhone users will need to update to iOS 16.4 or later to take advantage of this functionality. Google is "exploring" adding Matter support to older Nest thermostats, according to The Verge, but they remain incompatible with HomeKit for now. Popular Stories iPhone 15 Pro Rumor Roundup: 12 New Features and Expected Changes Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 lineup in September. As usual, there are plenty of new features rumored for the Pro and Pro Max models, including a USB-C port, A17 Bionic chip, titanium frame, action button, and more. Below we've summarized 12 new features and changes for the iPhone 15 Pro models. A17 Bionic chip: iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to come equipped with Apple's… Top stories: iPhone 15 Pro Rumors, iOS 17 Beta 4, Vision Pro Developer Kit and more The next iPhone launch is fast approaching and rumored fly over what to expect for the next generation models. Plus, we expect new Mac updates not long after. This week also saw the fourth betas of iOS 17 and related operating system updates as Apple works towards an official release alongside the new iPhones in September, while developers will soon… iPhone 15 Pro would be easier to repair, like iPhone 14 and 14 Plus Following on from the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a redesigned chassis that makes the devices "easier to repair," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. This change may result in the iPhone 15 Pro models having a removable rear window. With the chassis redesign, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus became the first iPhone... iPhone 15 Pro Max likely to start at $1,199 to $1,299, Analyst says Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models will likely be more expensive than current models , according to Tim Long, an analyst at British bank Barclays. Long said this information is based on conversations with supply chain companies in Asia. In a research note this month obtained by MacRumors, Long said he expects the iPhone 15 Pro to cost up to $100 more than the iPhone 14 Pro, and the…

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