How to Set Up A Smart Plug with Alexa

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It’s incredible what you could accomplish if you connect your smart Plug with Alexa smart speaker. Smart plugs, such as the Amazon smart plug, allow you to control the power outlet on your wall by issuing voice commands. You only need to connect the smart plug with a voice assistant such as the Amazon Alexa or Amazon Echo to control it by voice. Learn more on how to set up a smart plug with alexa.

This article will look at the steps for connecting your smart Plug with Alexa smart speaker. You will then be in a position to control all the smart devices connected to your smart plug. So, be sure to read on for more information.

How to Connect Amazon Smart Plug with Alexa App

The Amazon smart plug is one of the most efficient smart plugs on the market. You can set it up with Alexa to allow you to control it by voice. Follow the steps below for the setup:

Download the Alexa App

The first thing you want to do is download the Alexa app to your mobile device (smartphone or tablet). If you already have this app installed on your mobile device, be sure to update it for the latest version. You can download the App from Google Play Store or App Store, depending on your mobile device’s operating system.

Plug the Amazon Smart Plug into A Wall Outlet

Plug the Amazon smart plug into the wall outlet and open the Alexa App you just downloaded. In this step, you are registering the Amazon smart plug into the Alexa App. You can enable the Wi-Fi simple setup for automatic smart plug registration.

But for users who don’t mind getting their ‘hands dirty’ a little, they can complete the registration or setup manually. You will select Devices within the App. Once you have done that, you will proceed to select the Plus icon.

Proceed to select Add Device on the resulting page. This will take you to a list of device types you want to add. Be sure to select the plug. You will find a set of instructions to follow from there. Once you have followed the instructions, the setup will be complete.

The setup may require you to allow the app to access your location and phone’s Bluetooth. Be sure to grant these permissions. You can then use the Amazon smart plug to power on/off the devices with a mechanical switch from the Alexa App.

How to Connect the Amazon Smart Plug with The Amazon Echo Device

You can also add a voice control device to your Amazon smart plug. What’s more, you can add the same voice control device to other smart plugs, such as the TP link Kasa Smart Plug HS103P2. Once you have synchronized the smart plug with the Amazon Echo device, you can command Alexa to turn the smart plug on or off.

As a result, you will control all the devices connected to the smart plug. You can follow the steps below when connecting your amazon smart plug with Amazon Echo smart speaker for voice control:

Plug the Smart Plug into The Wall Outlet

Your smart plug’s LED light should glow once you have plugged the smart plug into the wall outlet. This will be an indication that your smart plug is ready to connect with your Alexa Echo smart speaker.

Download the Smart Plug App

You can search the name of your smart plug in the search box in the Play Store or App Store. You will then find the correct app for your smart plug. Download and launch the app.

Set the Smart Plug on The App

You will register the smart plug first before synchronizing it with your Amazon Echo smart speaker. You could automatically set up a smart plug if you turn on its Wi-Fi simple setup feature. You can as well set it up manually. You will need to connect your smart plug to your home’s Wi-Fi network in this step.

For TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug, the Kasa App will come in handy. You will create an account if you don’t have one or log in to an existing one. Click Add the Device button on the app, then click on the Smart Plug. Connect the smartphone to your smart plug’s Wi-Fi network.

Press the Home button on your smartphone and go back to the Kasa app to continue connecting it to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Click the “Join Other Network” button on the app to add your smart home device to your home’s Wi-Fi network. At this point, your smart plug is ready to rock and roll and communicate with other smart home devices via the home’s network.

Open the Alexa App

Your smart plug has already connected to your home’s network. What’s remaining is getting the Amazon Echo device connected to the same home network. But before you connect the Alexa to your network, you will add the skills first.

So, open the Alexa app, just like other apps on your smartphone (or tablet). On the Alexa app tap the Menu button. The menu button comprises three horizontal lines on your phone’s far left corner.

Add Skills to the Alexa App

After tapping the menu button, you will see a drop-down list. Select the Skills & Games from the list. There is a search box for searching for the right skills for your Amazon Echo device. Be sure to Enable the skills once you have found them.

Add the smart plug to the Alexa App

The process is straightforward. You will click Add Device on the app and follow the instructions. Setting up a smart plug on the Alexa app is easy. You will follow similar instructions to the ones you followed when setting up the smart plug on its app.

Once you have added the smart plug to the Alexa app, you might need to link the account you created to your added skills. You will know you have successfully paired the smart plug with Alexa when you see the “is set up and ready” information on the screen.

You can now issue a voice command, and Alexa will scan for the device you’re looking to control. Alexa will then control the discovered device as per your command. You can now control all the devices connected to the smart plug either by voice or via an App.

Final Thoughts

A smart plug allows you to control all the non-smart appliances in your home. Maybe it’s that coffee maker that needs your smart control. Or maybe you have a TV that you’d love to shut off without leaving the couch. A smart plug will give you more control if you pair it with multiple control devices. As such, it is an ideal smart home device.

This article has looked at how to control your smart plug via an app or Alexa voice assistant. You can now control your smart plug from its app on your smartphone or by voice via the Amazon Echo device. What’s more, you can create a routine on the smart plug app, and it will control the connected devices according to your set routines!

Controlling a smart home is now easier, thanks to efficient smart plugs. You can invest in smart plugs for your wall outlets and control the “non-smart” devices connected to them. We hope this article was useful and has helped you pair your smart plug with the Amazon Echo.

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