Yandex has joined the international workgroup for the development of Matter, a unified protocol for a smart home.
It is assumed that the developed standard will be used in all countries and take into account their specifics. As a result, smart home systems should become compatible with various services and voice assistants.
According to the head of Yandex's smart devices division Sergey Melnik, "over the past year, the number of users of the company's smart home has more than quadrupled."
Sergey Melnik, the Head of Yandex's Department of Smart Deviсes
Apple, Google and Amazon created the protocol at the end of 2019. At the moment, the workgroup includes more than 300 companies. The first devices based on Matter are expected in 2022.