HomeKit enhancements include home keys, SharePlay, and new Matter interoperability standard

A multitude of improvements are coming to Apple’s HomeKit platform later this year, led by a new industry interoperability standard called Matter that will see support from Apple and others, helping to unify the smart home market.

Support for Matter will be built in to iOS 15 and will be a part of the Home app, allowing users to control both HomeKit and Matter devices in one place.HomeKit is also gaining a new feature called home keys, which will allow users to tap their watch or phone to unlock their door.

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