Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant that lets you talk to your devices using your voice. It’s pretty cool, but it doesn’t work well with most home automation products.
Alexa works great with Philips Hue lights, but not with TP-Link Smart Plug. In this article, we’ll go over how to do Alexa work with TP-Link Smart Plug so you can control your lighting from anywhere in the world.
What is a TP-Link Smart Plug?
A TP-Link Smart Plug is an electric outlet that does not require a standard plug to operate. Instead, you need the Kasa app to use it. The Smart Plug can be plugged into traditional outlets, automatically connecting to the app. There are three models of smart plugs: the Standard Plug, the Mini Smart Plug, and the In-Wall SmartPlug.
The setup process is the same between all three models of smart plugs. You first have to name your TP-Link Smart Plug before using it. After calling your plug, the next step is to verify your email address to complete the activation process for it. The Smart Plug can be controlled remotely–you need to download the app onto your mobile device first. The power button on the front of it activates the device from anywhere!
How to set up a TP-Link Smart Plug with Alexa?
Step 1: Get the Kasa app
To get started with your TP-Link smart plug, you will need to download the Kasa app. The Kasa app is available for Android and iOS devices.
You can also use the web version of the application on your computer.
Once you have installed the app, please open it and sign in using your account information. If you do not have an account yet, create one by following the prompts.
The next step is to add a new device to your home network.
For this, select Add Device > Smart Plug from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Step 2: Scan QR code or enter the serial number
Heading: Step 3: Connect to a Wi-Fi network
Passage: Now that you have added your device, it is time to connect it to your Wi-Fi network. Select Connect > Confirm Connection from the menu bar at the top of the screen to do this.
For Alexa voice control to work correctly with your TP-Link smart plug, you must be connected to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network (5 GHz networks are not supported).
Next, find and open up your Alexa app on either your phone or tablet.
Select the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app, then select Settings > Smart Home.
Please scroll down to find TP-Link and enable it toggle the switch to the on position.
Step 2: Add a new device
Open the Kasa app and tap on the Add button in the top-right corner to add a new device. Select Smart Plug from the list of devices, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete pairing.
Step 3: Plug it into an outlet
Congratulations on purchasing your TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug! The next step is to plug it into an outlet.
The Kasa plug is compatible with Alexa, so you can control it using voice commands. The Kasa app will guide you through the pairing process, including selecting “Orange and Blue.”
Plugging the Kasa plug into a wall outlet starts its linking process to your Amazon account. You’ll then be able to control it using the Alexa app or by talking to your Echo device.
Step 4: Connect it to Wi-Fi
To connect the Kasa Smart Plug to Wi-Fi, you’ll first want to make sure that your phone or tablet is connected to the same network as your plug.
Once you’ve verified that both devices are on the same network, open up the Kasa app and tap on the Add Device button.
The next screen will prompt you to select a product. Select “TP-Link Smart Plug” from the list and then hit “Next.”
The next step is to enter your Wi-Fi credentials. Type in your network name (SSID) and password, then hit “Next.” The app will test for a strong connection. If everything looks good, hit “Add Device.”
Connect Amazon Echo to Alexa
To connect your Amazon Echo to Alexa, you’ll need to use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. This can be found in the Settings menu on your phone. Make sure that both devices are connected to the same network, and then open the Alexa app. You should now see a list of all compatible devices that you can control with Alexa. Scroll down until you find the TP-Link Smart Plug, then hold down the action button on a lit orange light until it turns off. This will add your device and complete the connection process.
Connect TP-Link Smart Plug to Amazon Echo
First, enable the TP-Link Skill on your Amazon Echo. You can do this by opening the Amazon Alexa app and searching for TP-Link. After finding it, click on Enable to the right of the skill name.
Next, please enter in your account info and authorize it with a tap of Done. Once you’ve confirmed your account, connect both devices by tapping “Connect.”
You need to use the Kasa app for Amazon Echo to connect your TP-Link Smart Plug. After opening the app, select Devices at the bottom of the screen and then choose Add Device near the top right corner of your screen. You’ll be prompted to scan a QR code or enter in a device serial number–depending on which type of TP-Link Smart Plug you have.
After authorizing other devices on your account (if you haven’t done so already), turn the remote control on by selecting one of them and then clicking on Options in the upper right corner, followed by Enable Remote Control. Now that the remote control is turned on for that specific device, you can use voice commands like “Alexa, turn off bedroom light” to power it off using your voice.
You can only connect one device at a time with the device control function turned on. If you try to connect another device, Alexa will tell you that the TP-Link Smart Plug is already in use.
After following the simple on-screen instructions, your Amazon Echo is now connected to your TP-Link Smart Plug. Congratulations!
Now that your devices are connected, you can start using voice commands to control the smart plug with your voice. To get started, open up the Amazon Alexa app and click on the “Skills” tab. From there, search for “TP-Link Smart Plug” and enable the skill.
If you ever need to add Google Home to a new Wi-Fi network, follow these simple steps:
1) Open up the Google Home app and click on the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the screen.
2) Select “Settings” from the list of options.
3) Scroll down and select “Add New Device.”
4) Follow the on-screen instructions to finish connecting Google Home to your Wi-Fi network.
Alexa cannot find your smart plug?
If you are having trouble connecting your TP-Link Smart Plug to Alexa, there are a few troubleshooting tips that you can try. First, make sure that the smart plug is compatible with Alexa. Second, check the power status on your smart plug and make sure it is turned on. Third, delete and reinstall the Alexa skill to ensure you are signed incorrectly and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device. Fourth, do a hardware reset by turning off Alexa and then restarting it; both devices should have access to the same Wi-Fi network during this process. Finally, to reset an intelligent plug, visit the manufacturer’s website.
How to use a TP-link smart plug with Alexa?
First and foremost, you’ll need to ensure that your TP-link smart plug is compatible with Alexa. If it’s not, then there’s not much you can do! However, if it is consistent, check for power problems. Sometimes these plugs can be a little finicky and might require a hard reset, and you can usually find the reset instructions on the manufacturer’s website. If all else fails, try disconnecting the plug from the power source for about 10 seconds before reconnecting it. Hopefully, this will fix any wireless connectivity problems you might be experiencing. And lastly, always remember to keep your software up-to-date!
If you’re looking to add Alexa voice control to your smart home, TP Link’s Smart Plug with Alexa is a great option. This plug allows you to control your appliances or devices using the Kasa app and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Plus, it comes with several other convenient features, like monitoring energy use and receiving real-time notifications for events in your home. So whether you’re just starting with innovative home technology or using it for a while but want to make it even more controlled and automated, the TP-Link Smart Plug with Alexa is a great option.