Swedish furniture and accessories store Ikea today announced the upcoming launch of the Dirigera smart hub, which supports Matter. Matter is a universal smart home connectivity standard adopted by Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung and other manufacturers. It promises smart home interoperability and is just starting to roll out this year.


The Dirigera is an upgrade to the existing Trådfri gateway and is designed to handle more product segments. It features a revamped onboarding experience, along with customization options that include different scenes and preset functions for smart products. The hub will work with Ikea smart products, and since it supports Matter, it will also work with other Matter-integrated devices.

The Matter smart home standard has been delayed to fall 2022, but Apple plans to support it, so Apple HomeKit devices should be compatible with Ikea’s hub.

Ikea plans to roll out a newly updated Ikea Home smart app alongside Dirigera, and the app is supposed to be easier to navigate and more user-friendly for those new to the smart home experience.

The Dirigera and revamped Ikea app are set to launch in October 2022.

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