How to start a SMART HOME in 2022


How to start or expand your smart home in 2022, what devices you need, how the Matter standard impacts you, and see how we automate our own smart home.

Smart Home Playlist:

The Verge’s guide to Matter:

Smart home products/related videos:
Smart Speakers –

Amazon Echo:
Amazon Echo review:
Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Nest Mini:
Amazon Echo Show:

Apple HomePod Mini:
Apple HomePod Mini Review:

Sonos One:

Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) review:
Google Nest Hub Max Review – 6 Months Later:
Google Nest Mini Review – 6 Months Later:

Google Nest Audio:

Media devices –
Amazon Fire TV Stick:
Amazon Fire TV Cube:
Google Chromecast with Google TV – What’s New:

Apple TV 4k review:
Apple TV:

Smart Lights –
Phillips Hue starter pack :
Phillips Hue lighting system review:
GE stater pack:
Ikea bulbs starter pack:
Lifx smart lighting:

Smart Thermostats –
Nest 3rd Gen Smart Thermostat:
Ecobee Thermostat Review:
Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat:
Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat:

Smart Home Security Systems –
Ring Doorbell:
Nest Hello Doorbell:
Simply Safe:

Smart Home Appliances/Accessories –
TP Link smart switch:

SwitchBot video:
SwitchBot robot:

Serena Smart Wood Blinds by Lutron Review – 6 Months Later:

iRobot Roomba vaccum cleaner:
iRobot i7+ robotic vacuum cleaner review – 6 Months Later:

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0:00 – What you need to start a smart home
0:33 – Smart Home platforms
1:22 – The NEW Matter standard
4:54 – Smart lights & shades
6:43 – Thermostats
7:06 – Smart locks, doorbells, & security
9:10 – Make existing devices smart
10:02 – Smart Appliances
10:35 – TVs, streaming devices, & smart speakers
13:16 – Building a new home?

13:50 – Smart Home integration companies

6 Months Later website:
6 Months Later Amazon storefront:

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