Following the launch of Matter last year, Samsung SmartThings is now expanding support for the smart home standard over to its iOS app.
Available today, the Samsung SmartThings app for iOS has been updated to support Matter. This addition was teased back at CES 2023 earlier this month, and comes following the addition of support for Matter in the SmartThings Android app last October.
Why the delay on iOS? In a previous interview, Samsung said that Matter support in the SmartThings app was contingent on iOS 16.1. Apple released iOS 16.1 in October with support for Matter, but there’s obviously been quite a delay in the meantime. On a support page, Samsung says that Matter support on iOS requires iOS 16.2 or later and app version 1.6.94 which is available now via the App Store.