Switchbot Unveils Universal Remote With Matter Support

Popular smart home brand SwitchBot, has released the new SwitchBot Universal Remote, designed to enhance home automation by supporting Matter when paired with SwitchBot Hub 2 or Hub Mini, both with Matter.

The SwitchBot Universal Remote can control various household appliances that use IR (Infrared), including TVs, ACs, lights, fans, BluRay/DVD players, and projectors. It supports up to 83,934 remote control models with its updated infrared code library. It can also integrate with SwitchBot devices like the Bot, Plug Mini, Curtain, and Ceiling Light, as well as Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV (these last two options are apparently coming in a later update). This allows users to manage multiple devices without needing a to reach for their smartphone, smart assistant, or an internet connection. For specific compatibility details, visit the SwitchBot Help Centre.

When used with either the SwitchBot Hub 2 or the Hub Mini with Matter, the SwitchBot Universal Remote supports Matter, enabling control of both SwitchBot products and other Matter-compatible devices for a unified smart home experience.

  • Extensive Device Control: Manage a wide range of infrared products, including Apple TV and Fire TV.
  • Customisable Scenes: Create one-click scenes to control multiple devices simultaneously with SwitchBot Hub 2 or Hub Mini w/Matter.
  • Matter Support: Offers integration with Matter-compatible devices.
  • User-Friendly Design: Features a 2.4-inch LCD screen, Touch Wheel dial, and large buttons.
  • Long-Lasting Battery: A 2000mAh battery provides up to 150 days of use on a single charge.
  • Offline Control: Operate infrared appliances and SwitchBot Bluetooth devices without internet access.

One feature that many will definitely appreciate is a feature to find your lost remote. You simply open the Switchbot app to get the remote to play a sound in order for you to find it. As the Switchbot app is Siri Shortcuts compatible, you could simply create a Siri Shortcut to enable this action, thus negating the need to even open the app.

Size-wise, it’s much like a standard remote, at 50 × 27 × 190 mm (2 × 1.1 × 7.5 in.), and weighing a mere 133g (4.7oz). It also comes with a USB-C charging cable. Aside from IR, the remote also uses Bluetooth LE to communicate with Switchbot devices directly and to the company’s own hubs.

The SwitchBot Universal Remote is available for US$59.99 / £59.99 / €69.99 on SwitchBot’s US Amazon stores, and via their official website for Europe and the UK. Bundled options with SwitchBot Hub 2 and Hub Mini w/Matter are also available.

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4 thoughts on “Switchbot Unveils Universal Remote With Matter Support

  • What the heck is Matter?

    • Nothing, what the heck’s matter with you!?

  • Meh, good for them but I did not buy into the switchbot eco system.
    It just seems to be one more thing to lose. Not a needed item unless it does well in the universal remote and replace Logitech/Harmony.

  • What’s with their silly obsession with BLE in all devices ? I wish they made zigbee versions of all of these with direct integration into home assistant


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