IKEA this week has launched a brand new Smart Home Hub for its line of accessories, including blinds, lights, motion sensors and more. The new Dirigera hub is replacing the existing Trådfri gateway but works with much more devices, including Matter.
Matter is a universal smart home automation standard, designed to make using products from many different vendors and and software platforms. Amazon, Apple, Google and Samsung have all worked together to adopt the new standard.
Dirigera will be able to handle a much wider array of products, with a simpler process for first time setup. IKEA’s existing smart products will be able to work with it, as well as Apple HomeKit devices.
IKEA will also launch a brand new app to with the Dirigera hub. The hub is due to launch later this year in October 2022.