San Francisco, Dec 20 (UiTV/IANS) – Amazon has announced that it is rolling out ‘Matter’– the new smart home standard — for its Alexa smart home devices.
The company has completed the first phase of their Matter rollout, Amazon said in a blogpost on Monday.
“Tens of millions of Alexa customers” around the globe now have more ways to connect their devices with the availability of Matter over WiFi spanning 17 Echo devices, plugs, switches and bulbs with Android setup.
There are more than 30,000 “Works with Alexa” devices that customers can select to create their personalised smart home.
Matter devices will work smoothly alongside existing smart home devices.
To make Matter setup easier, “we built Frustration-Free Setup into the Matter SDK. You can start working with the Commissionable Endpoint API today and next year, new Alexa Ambient Home Dev Kit features for credentials and Matter multi-admin simple setup,” the company said.
Last month, Amazon had announced that it would roll out ‘Matter’ for Alexa smart home devices this month, which would be limited to Android smartphones only.
The first rollout would only be Matter over Wi-Fi and would cover just three device types– smart plugs, smart bulbs and smart switches.
Amazon rolls out Prime Gaming in India
Amazon has rolled out a subscription-based service, Prime Gaming, which offers access to a number of gaming titles, to its members in India.
This launch comes weeks after the company started testing the service in the South Asian market, reports TechCrunch.
Amazon Prime and Video subscribers can access the gaming service, which offers a variety of mobile, PC and Mac games with in-game loot for free.
Each month, the e-commerce group adds a number of new titles to the service, according to the report.
Currently, League of Legends, DeathLoop, Quake, COD Season 1, EA Madden 23, FIFA 23, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons are among the free games and loot boxes available to Indian users, the report added.
Earlier this month, Amazon revealed a new anime-style massively multiplayer online (MMO) game titled ‘Blue Protocol’ at ‘The Game Awards’, which is scheduled to be launched in the second half of next year.
The game is developed by Bandai Namco and will be released on the PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC, reports The Verge.
The game is described as a multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG), which allows players to choose different roles and enjoy either the story or multiplayer mode.