//Aqara’s new hub is a multi-protocol Matter powerhouse

Aqara’s new hub is a multi-protocol Matter powerhouse

Aqara’s new Hub M3 will let you add third-party devices to the Aqara app for the first time thanks to its role as a Matter controller and Thread border router. | Image: Aqara

Smart home company Aqara is finally launching its long-promised Hub M3, and it looks like it will be worth the wait. First teased in 2022, the Hub M3 is a Zigbee 3.0 hub for Aqara’s wide range of Zibgee devices, but it will also act as a Thread border router and a Matter controller for Aqara’s ecosystem. This means you should be able to connect any Matter-compatible device to the M3, from Philips Hue lights and Eve smart shades to Google’s Nest Thermostat, and control and automate them all from Aqara’s powerful app.

Aqara is poised to become a complete smart home platform like Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home

This move turns Aqara’s app into a serious option for managing your entire smart home; previously, it was limited to just…

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