How do I get my Alexa to work with smart plug?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To get your Alexa to work with a smart plug, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. Here’s a detailed guide to help you set it up:

1. Plug in the Amazon Smart Plug: Start by plugging the Amazon Smart Plug into a wall socket. Make sure the socket is easily accessible and within range of your Wi-Fi network.

2. Open the Alexa app: On your smartphone or tablet, open the Alexa app. If you don’t have the app installed, you can download it from your device’s app store.

3. Tap the Devices icon: In the lower right corner of the Alexa app, you’ll see a Devices icon. Tap on it to access the devices menu.

4. Add a new device: Once you’re in the devices menu, tap the Plus icon (+) in the top right corner. This will prompt you to add a new device to your Alexa setup.

5. Select the Plug: From the list of available devices, select “Plug.” This will initiate the setup process for your Amazon Smart Plug.

6. Connect to Wi-Fi: Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Amazon Smart Plug to your Wi-Fi network. Make sure you have the correct Wi-Fi credentials handy.

7. Put the plug into setup mode: The next step is to put your Amazon Smart Plug into setup mode. This is typically done by pressing and holding the button on the plug for a few seconds until the light starts flashing.

8. Discover the plug: Once your Amazon Smart Plug is in setup mode, the Alexa app will automatically start searching for it. This process may take a few seconds, so be patient.

9. Name your plug: Once the Alexa app discovers your Amazon Smart Plug, you’ll be prompted to give it a name. Choose a name that will help you easily identify the device, such as “Living Room Lamp” or “Coffee Maker.”

10. Assign the plug to a group (optional): If you have multiple smart devices, you can assign your Amazon Smart Plug to a group for easier control. For example, you can create a group called “Living Room” and add the plug to it.

11. Test it out: Now that your Amazon Smart Plug is set up, you can test it out. Plug in your desired appliance, such as a lamp or coffee maker, into the smart plug. Use voice commands with your Alexa device to turn the plug on or off. For example, say “Alexa, turn on the living room lamp.”

12. Customize your settings: To further customize your Amazon Smart Plug, you can explore the settings within the Alexa app. You can set schedules, create routines, and even control the plug remotely when you’re away from home.

That’s it! You’ve successfully set up your Amazon Smart Plug and connected it to your Alexa device. Now you can enjoy the convenience of controlling your appliances with just your voice.