Ikea’s new hub plays nice with Apple, Amazon and Google gadgets to banish smart home blues

Ikea has unveiled its new smart home hub, and it’ll support the soon-to-launch Matter industry standard for smart home devices, which is designed to make it easier to connect gadgets from different brands.

The Dirigera hub and app are designed to make managing your smart home devices much simpler by connecting them over one centralized platform – whether they were made by Amazon, Google, Apple or Ikea (via The Verge (opens in new tab)). This will be possible thanks to Matter, a new connectivity standard that will soon be adopted by many of the biggest brands in the smart-home space.