Act as a Matter bridge

Thanks. It did eventually work for me but I needed to reset the commissioning in the matterbridge UI first. Before doing that, Alexa just kept saying searching until it timed out.

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Thanks @t0bst4r

  • I’m using the most recent version 1.5.2-72.
  • Lights that support both color and temperature work fine through matter to Alexa. Matter Bridge exposes OnOff, Hue, Saturation, Level clusters
  • Lights that only support temperature (not RGB) do not show any temperature control on Alexa. Matter Bridge exposes OnOff, levels clusters. If I add the same light through Nabu Casa integration Temperature is shown in Alexa.
  • On HA side these lights are using Z2M. Some lights are Tuya Zigbee, others are Aqara

Yes, I know that. I made the mistake to assume that color is a prerequisite for temperature. Which is wrong obviously. :roll_eyes::sweat_smile:

I added this to the todo list:

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Thanks @t0bst4r for all the great work.

Do you know if it’s possible to change the device type of dimmable lights and switches?

Currently all lights and groups are exposed as MA-onofflight (0x0100) as Device type in Matterbridge (at least for me). Would it be possible to expose lights as Dimmable Light (0x0101), Color Temperature Light (0x010C) or Extended Color Light (0x010D)?

The reason I’m asking is that I’m trying to use this with my flic twist and for the twist functionality (for example changing the brightness) to work its needs to see a dimmable light to bridged as one of the aforementioned device types

WOW ! Excellent work !

I have started to use this as a docker container and I can see my devices (even disabled ones) in Google Home now ! Just need to figure out how to use Matter devices from the new Switchbot Universal remote and it will be great !

Looking at the logs of the container, I could see:

docker-matter-bridge-1  | 2024-07-05 17:24:09.956 INFO   UdpMulticastServer   wireguard: send Unknown system error -126 224.0.0.251:5353
docker-matter-bridge-1  | 2024-07-05 17:24:09.956 INFO   UdpMulticastServer   wireguard: send Unknown system error -126 224.0.0.251:5353
docker-matter-bridge-1  | 2024-07-05 17:24:10.137 INFO   UdpMulticastServer   wireguard: send Unknown system error -126 224.0.0.251:5353
docker-matter-bridge-1  | 2024-07-05 17:24:10.191 INFO   UdpMulticastServer   wireguard: send Unknown system error -126 224.0.0.251:5353

Any idea why a VPN solution is mentioned ? It is a bit scary

Is there any way to run two instances of the HA matterbridge addon in one instance of HA OS?

I have a guest house whose devices are all on the same HA controller as the main house, but I want Google to think of those devices as being in a separate house so that guests can’t control the main house. From what I’ve seen, Google treats devices behind a matter bridge as if they’re all one device. You can’t individually remove them from a home or between homes in Google Home.

So, the only solution I can see is to run two parallel instances of matterbridge with different configs for each structure. Thoughts?