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Ways to build
With Google's comprehensive suite of tools for Matter development, you're on the fastest path to build Matter products that are compatible with all major ecosystems, and specifically work seamlessly with Google Home.

Get started

Essential resources to get your devices and apps ready for Matter, including timelines and checklists.
For device developers
Complete the required Connectivity Standards Alliance pre-work and reserve your unique Vendor ID and Product IDs.
For device developers
An overview of building and integrating a Matter-supported platform in the Google Home ecosystem.
For device developers
Step-by-step instructions and time estimates for creating a Matter integration with Google.
For device developers
Find out what devices are supported for either new Matter integration or upgrade to Matter.

Why build Matter with Google?

Connect with Matter. Engage with Google.
Develop unique customer experiences for your Matter-enabled devices on the Google ecosystem
Access to custom tools to test directly with Google, resulting in higher-quality devices
Learn the fastest path to market, with insights to improve user satisfaction and trust
Illustration showing how Google Assistant executes a Matter request.
Matter with Google Home
Matter-enabled devices can be controlled everywhere your users interact with Google interact with Google.
Early access to Google GTM activities for Matter, including retailer promos, bundles, and more
The Works With Google Home badge gives users confidence your devices work great with Google Home
Illustration showing the Building with Google Home certification process.

Developer tools

Build your Matter-supported device
Test your smart home integration to ensure it meets launch requirements for Google’s smart home ecosystem.
Get access to Google Assistant Simulator, Cloud Logging, and other tools to simplify your smart home development process.
Set up a Matter development environment and run virtual Matter devices without the need for additional hardware. Use it with the Chef tool to build virtual examples on the fly.
Use this web app to see contextual data stored in Home Graph to help you debug smart home Actions. Service Account Key is not required for access.
Automate the Google Home app to monitor devices and provide feedback when devices go offline.
Build your Matter-supported app
Set up a Matter development environment and run virtual Matter devices without the need for additional hardware. Use it with the Chef tool to build virtual examples on the fly.
A lightweight standalone Linux desktop tool that simulates different types of virtual Matter devices and provides a graphical user interface to control and display states.
Use to force a higher card layout when less cards exist. For example, using a 3 card layout across 2 rows with only 2 cards in each row.
Downloadable code that shows you how to use Matter APIs in your own Android application.
Test your application and Google Home integration directly from your development environment.


Learn how to use analytics tools to monitor Matter issues at scale, triage errors by accessing error logs and collecting information, and more.
Learn how to integrate a physical device with Matter, and commission and control it with Google Home.
Learn about the new open standard that lets your device work with any Matter-certified ecosystem using a single protocol.

News & video

Stay up-to-date on the latest news, features, and requirements from Google Home