Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge
Thread Group is finally fixing one of the biggest problems facing the adoption of the Matter smart home standard. Soon, when you have, say, a Google Nest Hub, an Apple TV, and an Eero Wi-Fi router, instead of each creating its own proprietary Thread network and messing up the communication between all of your Thread devices, they should all join together to form a big happy, meshy Thread network.
Thread is one of the two main wireless protocols that Matter works over. It’s a dedicated smart home wireless protocol designed to create a mesh network that reduces latency, eliminates points of failure, and improves battery life in smart home devices like sensors, locks, and lights.
Thread Group’s plan to fix the multi-network problem is…