Amazon, Google, and Apple to work together on new standard for smart home devices

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Apple in a press release today announced that Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance will form a new working group to create a new standard.

In the release, Apple says they aim to:

develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. Zigbee Alliance board member companies such as IKEA, Legrand, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Silicon Labs, Somfy, and Wulian are also onboard to join the working group and contribute to the project.

Apple says they plan to create a better and more unified experience for the customer, focusing on “an open-source approach for the development and implementation of a new, unified connectivity protocol.”

Apple also says the new project aims to increase the ease for “device manufacturers to build devices” that support Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, and others.

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