Tuya partners Amazon to stop Matter frustration

  • July 27, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Chinese IoT platform service provider Tuya is working with Amazon Alexa to implement a streamlined setup based on the Matter connectivity protocol.

Tuya is one of the initial partners of Frustration-Free Setup (FFS) for Matter and has been collaborating closely with Amazon Alexa in internet connection setup and voice control to enhance the user experience of IoT devices.

Tuya is collaborating with Amazon Alexa to add support for FFS. FFS technology helps users simplify their device setup experience. In 2020, Tuya completed the platform integration of FFS for wifi devices, which can directly connect Tuya devices to Amazon Echo via wifi and app control. Tuya began to develop FFS for Bluetooth Mesh electrical and lighting products from the end of 2021, and is soon expecting mass production and the launch of the value-added features.

In January 2022, Alexa announced the technical documents for both Frustration Free Setup for wifi and Thread-based Matter devices, and Tuya was included as a participant of the FFS beta programme. From January to August this year, Tuya focused on the interoperability testing of Matter products with Amazon. At the end of this year, Tuya will launch Frustration-Free Setup on Matter-certified devices to offer a faster and simpler setup experience.

In addition, Tuya is integrating Alexa’s LAP local adapter platform. LAP establishes a connection over the local wireless network between Alexa-enabled Echo devices and smart home devices allowing for faster response times and improved connectivity.

As a board member, a member of the Matter Steering Committee, and one of the early and active members of the Matter Working Group at the Connectivity Standard Alliance, Tuya has been expanding its commitment to promoting universal open standards that enable IoT products to connect and interact securely.

This month, Tuya is wrapping up the development of its first batch of Matter-capable electrical lighting sensors. In August, Tuya aims to complete the interoperability tests with the platform partners Amazon, Google and Apple and will release the Matter specifications in alignment with CSA.

Tuya’s active support for Matter will not only enable its ecosystem partners to be among the first companies to test, certify and release Matter-compatible devices once the standard officially launches, but also provide consumers with a wider variety of Matter-compatible smart-home offerings.

Tuya’s Matter products can be connected to the Tuya IoT PaaS, linking with other devices from the Tuya ecosystem that are not Matter-capable to fit different needs of the users. The Tuya-empowered app can control Matter-capable devices from and outside the Tuya ecosystem, and a hub is not required for wifi connection.

Tuya provides hardware and software development support for Alexa Voice Service (AVS) and Amazon Skills. This helps Tuya customers differentiate their products and take advantage of the increased demand for voice-control smart devices. Another integrated service is the Amazon Dash Replenishment, a smart-home service that automatically reorders household consumables, enabling Tuya users not only to enhance user satisfaction but also create business opportunities with consumable sales.