TP-Link Smart Plug Setup – Getting Started
The TP-Link Smart Plug connects your smart home Wi-Fi network to a wall socket. In addition, it can be controlled by pressing the on or off button on the side.
Of course, manual controls supersedes the purpose of having a smart device, and you can also remotely control it using the Kasa Mobile app for Android or iOS.
What’s more, if you use Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, you can use the Kasa Skill to establish a connection and have voice control through the Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show.
Once you have unboxed the plug connected to an electrical outlet, it works fine.
Next, you have to install the Kasa Mobile app on your device to commence the setup process and get your plug connected to your Wi-Fi to be accessed via the App or Alexa.
TP-Link Smart Plug Setup Process
Once the smart plug is paired with a Wi-Fi network, follow the next steps to connect TP-Link Smart Plug to Alexa and echo devices so that you can easily control your coffee maker, desk fan, and other smaller appliances with verbal commands.
Here are the steps to setup TP-Link smart plug
- Launch the Alexa app. If you don’t have the application, you can download it from Android or iOS. Once you’ve launched the App, you’ll be taken to the main screen.
- Now head into the bottom right corner and click on ‘Devices.’
- Next, select the plus (+) sign in the upper right corner of your screen.
- Click on ‘Add Device.’
- Select ‘Plug’ from the list of devices.
- You’ll be asked to select the name and brand of the smart plug. Therefore click on ‘TP-Link Kasa’ and press the ‘Continue’ button.
- Now you’ll be redirected to the Kasa Skill and click on ‘Enable to Use.’
- A screen will appear prompting your TP-Link account, and it will ask you to confirm with login ID and passcode that you set up with Kasa App.
- Enter the right Kasa credentials on the Alexa app and then click ‘Authorize.’
- Close the window by clicking ‘Done in the upper left corner of the screen. You’ll go back on the Alexa app where a ‘Discover Devices’ dialog box appears.
- Click on ‘Discover Devices.’
- You’ll be added to a group, and you can skip the step and click ‘Done.’
- You can now easily manipulate the smart plug through the Alexa app or issue verbal commands using the Amazon Echo device.
- When using verbal commands to control your TP-Link smart plug, try saying ‘Alexa, turn on bedroom light’ or ‘Alexa, turn off living room light’ or the label you have given to your device in the Alexa Smart Home section.
You have completed the setup process and successfully added the Kasa Smart Plug to Alexa and Amazon Echo speaker.
Troubleshooting TP-Link Smart Plug Set Up
Alexa Doesn’t Recognize The TP-Link Smart Plug.
Try to unplug and plug in the smart plug and re-discover the Alexa app’s smart plugin. Also, you can check to see if the device is compatible with the Kasa App.
Alexa Is Showing the TP-Link Smart Plug Is Offline
Head to settings in your smartphone and manually connect it to the TP-Link smart plug. Disable any VPN connection to your smartphone, maybe during the setup process.
Unplug the TP-Link smart plug and plug it back in, then repeat the steps above.
Your TP-Link Smart Plug cant Connect to Your Wi-Fi Network.
In this instance, the wireless signal may be too weak; if it’s less than two bars, you’ll need to shift the plug closer to your Wi-Fi router.
In addition, if you want to ensure that the Wi-Fi you’re trying to connect the device to is the 2.4 GHz bandwidth.
You Can’t Press ‘Done’ When Setting Up the Smart Plug in the App.
Wait for about 15 seconds, and then check the light on the TP-Link smart plug. If the smart plug shows that it’s connected to the network or if the light is blinking a couple of times, don’t decide to start over.
You Can’t Rename the Smart Plug.
You can connect back to the Plug’s Wi-Fi and try again. Otherwise, uninstall and install the Kasa companion app on your smartphone.
We hope that’s article was handy for you, and we hope it will help you set up your TP-Link smart plug with Alexa.
If you encounter any other issue or problem, you can reach out to the TP-Link team to get more help with your smart plug.