The Amazon Smart Plug is a smart outlet that plugs into a standard wall socket. It has a compact size so it won’t obstruct nearby ports, and it can be managed remotely using the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone.
When you connect a device to the Amazon Smart Plug, you can control it both with the app and with your voice. If you want to switch your gadgets on or off while you aren’t in direct physical touch with them, this is an excellent option.
For example, if you have a coffee maker, you may fill it the night before and use the app to set it on before leaving for work, ensuring that a cup is ready for you to drink before you go.
Don’t want your kids to spend all day playing video games while you do errands? Set a timer on the socket for an hour or two to switch off their system. The options are limitless.
The options are limitless.
You can also use timers to have your gadgets turn on and off at the same time every day, which is helpful if you’re going on vacation or want to switch on and off your Christmas lights every day.
You can establish routines that trigger responses from all of your Smart Plugs with a single command, similar to how you can set timers.
For example, you may program it such that saying “Alexa, goodnight” shuts off all your lights, shuts off the TV, and turns on your bedroom’s ceiling fan. At the end of a long day, that’s a huge time saver.
The Alexa smart home system is compatible with the Amazon Smart Plug, which requires a 2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi network. To operate the outlets, you just need the Alexa app, not an Echo device.
You may purchase the Plugs on Amazon for about $25.00 a piece.
How to connect the Amazon smart plug to an Echo
You’ll see a flashing blue light on your Smart Plug once you’ve connected it to the wall. That means it’s time to set up your smart plug so it can interact with your Amazon Echo. All of the aforementioned smart features are enabled as a result of this. Here’s how to make it work:
- On your phone, launch the Alexa app.
- On the home screen, you should notice a white box that reads, “Your Smart Plug is ready to use.”
- Click on “Turn on”
- You’ll now see a screen indicating that the plug is turned on.
What Does The Amazon Smart Plug Do?
Using a slow cooker
If you want to make set-and-forget dinners in your slow cooker, a smart plug will allow you to manage how long your food cooks – because, let’s face it, sometimes, we all are away for a bit longer than we planned. If you find yourself in this circumstance, a smart plug will allow you to turn off your slow cooker from anywhere, preventing rubbery, overdone pot roast.
Christmas lights or a Christmas tree
Smart plugs can help disseminate the energy-saving message throughout the year. You may use your smart plug to set up a timetable for when your holiday lights come on and off during the day to ensure that they are only on when someone is there to enjoy them.
Nothing beats the fragrance of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. You may use a smart plug to set your coffee maker to start making before you even open your eyes in the morning, or you can turn on the app when you get up and let it cook as you spend those last few precious minutes in bed, lazily browsing through your phone before starting your day.
Space heaters and air conditioners
If you use a tiny space heater or a window air conditioner system, smart plugs are ideal for helping you maintain your house at the perfect temperature. Set the heater to come on just before you get home, so it’ll be nice and warm inside.