Supported devices

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Matter-enabled devices in the Google Home ecosystem can be controlled by a few different methods:

  1. Google Assistant — Use voice to control the Matter device from any Assistant device.
  2. Google Home app (GHA) — Use the UI of the GHA to control the Matter device.
  3. Smart Display UI — Use the UI of a Smart Display to control the Matter device.

For more information about clusters, refer to the Matter repo (connectedhomeip).

Table: Matter device type and control support
Legend: Available, Not available
Matter Device Type Application Cluster(s) Matter Spec Control Support Home Ecosystem Type
Google Assistant Google Home app (GHA) Smart Display
Color Temperature Light Color Control
Level Control
1.0 Light
Contact Sensor Boolean State
1.0 Sensor
Dimmable Light Level Control
1.0 Light
Door Lock Door Lock
1.0 Lock
Extended Color Light Color Control
Level Control
1.0 Light
Flow Sensor Flow Measurement
1.0 Sensor
Humidity Sensor Relative Humidity Measurement
1.0 Sensor
Illuminance Sensor Illuminance Measurement
1.0 Sensor
Occupancy Sensor Occupancy Sensing
1.0 Sensor
On/Off Light Level Control
1.0 Light
On/Off Light Switch On/Off
1.0 Switch
On/Off Plug-in Unit Level Control
1.0 Outlet
Pressure Sensor Pressure Measurement
1.0 Sensor
Speaker Level Control
1.0 Speaker
Temperature Sensor Temperature Measurement
1.0 Thermostat
Thermostat Thermostat
1.0 Thermostat
Window Covering Window Covering
1.0 Lift


All devices behind a Matter bridge appear as normal for a user in the Google Home ecosystem. The bridge itself appears as an inert Control Bridge device type in the GHA.


The following Google Nest devices function as Matter hubs in the Google Home ecosystem.

Table: Google Nest devices with Matter hub support
Device Thread Border Router support Google Store
Google Home
Google Home Mini
Google Nest Audio
Google Nest Hub
Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)
Google Nest Hub Max
Google Nest Mini
Nest WiFi Pro

For more information, see the Nest devices with Matter support article.

Build a device

If you don't have a Matter-enabled device already built, you can use a vendor-supported example as a starting point. See the following vendor example guides to get started:

Table: Matter examples from silicon vendors
Vendor Platform Guides Thread Support
Bouffalo Lab BL602 Quick Start
BL702 Quick Start
Espressif ESP32 Quick Start
OTA Testing
Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 DK Quick Start
OTA Testing
NXP IOTZTB-DK006 development kit Quick Start
Realtek Ameba D Series Quick Start
Silicon Labs EFR32MG Zigbee and Thread Starter Kit Quick Start
EFR32MG24 Dev Kit Quick Start
Telink TLSR9518 Quick Start

Development tools

Recommended tools for building Matter devices

Google recommends using the Google Home Extension for Visual Studio Code and our Matter Virtual Device (MVD) when building a device with Matter support.

The Google Home Extension features the Google Assistant Simulator, Google Cloud Logging, and other tools to simplify the development process, while the MVD provides a way to test a Matter device in the Google Home ecosystem prior to building a physical device.