The Philips Hue Bridge is now Matter certified. While parent company Signify hasn’t announced anything yet, the Hue Bridge was published in the Connectivity Standards Alliance’s Matter certification database early Thursday morning, just as the Matter launch event kicked off in Amsterdam.
The listing confirms that the Hue will support Bridge Matter with a software update. Once the firmware arrives, it will “automatically make all existing and new Hue bulbs and accessories Matter-enabled as well (except the Hue Sync Box and the Tap dial switch dial),” reads the database listing.
Like Aqara, Ikea and others, Signify will lean heavily on its bridge in the coming years to help Hue device owners get maximum value from their existing smart home setups. While Matter promises a future without such proprietary hubs, the reality for many smart homeowners is that they will be needed for a very, very long time.
Signify had previously committed to update the Philips Hue Bridge to Matter as close as possible to the launch of the new smart home standard. Stay tuned as we expect to hear more soon.