Free products:Amazon Smart Plug, works with Alexa – reviews Amazon

Amazon Smart Plug, works with Alexa

Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet.
Schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away.
Simple to set up and use—plug in, open the Alexa app, and start using your voice.
Compact design keeps your second outlet free.
No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.

6 thoughts on “Free products:Amazon Smart Plug, works with Alexa – reviews Amazon”

  1. So I’m kind of new to the amazon device family. We just got our echo a few months ago. I’ve been a prime member for over 10 years so I’m familiar with how amazon has changed life as we knew it (for me anyway). I saw the amazon smart plug when I was searching for any brand smart plug that had Alexa control with it. It’s been in my cart saved for later for at least a month! I finally decided to just pre order it so that I could review it and hopefully help other people that are like me and have fallen way behind in the tech field. For reference I’m an almost 34 year old mom of 2. This means that my 8 year old stole my iPad, iMac, and I haven’t had a computer of my own in about 4 years! So I do everything from my iPhone. I’ve had some weird issues with our echo and my Alexa app that it will just randomly pause a song so I’m not sure what that is about.ANYWAY! I received my new amazon smart plug the day it was released (so glad it’s not like a new iPhone or PlayStation where people camp out ahead of time or do people still do this??). It was easier than I expected but harder than was described in the listing because my Alexa didn’t just recognize it.Setup:Since my Alexa didn’t recognize it on its own, I had to unplug the smart plug and quickly scan the code on the back of the plug, then plug it back in fast so that when it scanned for it it would see it plugged in. After that it was very simple. I was able to plug in my baby monitor and then tell Alexa to “turn off plug one” and it turned off! It is so cool!Future:I think homes will end up being built with these right into the electrical system. Maybe they already are.Comparing:With so many different brands offering smart plugs with Alexa integration I can’t see myself buying any more than 1 for $25. Too many are 2 for $20. While it’s nice to have the amazon support backing this up, I just can’t afford to fill my home with them at such a high cost comparative to other brands that do the same exact thing.Overall:If you can afford to fill your plugs with these then do! This smart plug is easy and awesome! But if you’re on a tight budget like I am, I would try a different brand first and see if those will work just as well.Every time I purchase something online, I always check the reviews. I count on others to help me choose the best option. My reviews are always my honest opinion and I try to include photos if possible.If my review has helped you in any way, please click the "helpful" button below so that I know! If you have any questions feel free to ask! Thank you!

  2. Got this smart plug so I can remotely turn appliances/lights on and off in an Alzheimer`s patient`s home. I can remotely make sure things are off by simply turning them on/off in the Amazon Alexa app – super simple to use and really helps me out. Now I don`t have to drive over there to make sure the lights are off, or the AC or TV are off, etc. Thank you!

  3. For the past few years we`ve only used WeMo smart plugs by Belkin. They`ve worked ok and rules are easy to set up BUT, like any other smart plug, WeMo requires users to manage smart plugs using the WeMo app. The WeMo smart plugs were relatively easy to set up with Alexa, however, the moment there was a power outage, reboot of router, etc. they have been a royal pain to get back online.I received my new Amazon Smart Plug today and the setup was very easy and took minimal time. This was so much easier dealing with one single app (Alexa) that I will now be replacing all of my WeMo devices. I would have given it 5 stars but using the scheduling option (days and times) in Alexa required too many steps. Users should ideally be able to add start times, stop times and days when creating a schedule versus creating separate schedules for start and stop times. Perhaps a lower price would be good. Not just because I want a less expensive product but more importantly, many people have already invested a lot of money with their current smart plugs. For example, over the past years I`ve added (7) WeMo plugs at an average cost of $30 each and $210 for all (7). Personally, I think it would be a wise decision for Amazon to drop their price so that they can win over customers like me at a faster rate.

  4. Anyone else have a problem? Surprised that the instructions (hard copy and online) were not complete. Did not tell you that the plug needed to be turned on in a specific way to allow for setting the plug up—" press and hold the on/off switch until the LED light flashes blue and red." After that, the set up process was simple.

  5. I have owned several different brands of smart plugs, and this one was BY FAR the easiest to to set up. I plugged it into an outlet and within a few seconds the Alexa app on my phone recognized it as a new device, prompted me to give it a name, and I was all set! Awesomeness all around.This may seem obvious, but it you are already an Alexa user, this may be the best smart plug to get simply because it integrates so easily with Alexa. It`s really nice not to have to install another app on my phone for a different brand of smart plug and then link that app to Alexa — eliminating that extra layer of complexity means one less thing that can go wrong.Like other smart plugs, there is a single button on the side which allows you to turn the plug on and off manually.I have just a few complaints:- First, the plug itself is very large, especially compared with other smart plugs on the market; it projects over 2" out from the wall and is over 3" wide. Surely Amazon can make these smaller? Please?- Second, the plug is on the pricey side as smart plugs go. $25 is steep for a single plug. Then again, it`s nice to keep everything "within Alexa," and hopefully Amazon will offer some deals on them as time goes on.

  6. I am no tech expert but the reviews said easy to set up. I have an iPhone and use an eero wifi network throughout the house and have my echo dot on that network. I have spent HOURS trying to get this set up and Amazon customer service put me on hold for an hour after being unable to resolve the issue. I FINALLY read that it only works on a 2G network (I have 5G) and so I managed to somehow reset everything and get ONE to work. In trying to set up the second, it kept reverting back to my 5G and it took me another 1/2 hour to figure out how to forget the network settings in Alexa. I had to completely forget all the networks and reset everything several times. I FINALLY managed to get them working.

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