How to set up TP-Link Kasa smart plugs with Alexa

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How to set up TP-Link smart plugs with Alexa
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So you just got a TP-Link Kasa smart plug to add to your burgeoning smart home. Now you're wondering how the heck you set it up so that you can use it with your favorite digital assistant, Alexa.

Fortunately for you, it's all pretty simple. Though if this is your first rodeo with TP-Link, which offers a wide ecosystem of smart home products in addition to smart plugs, you could use a tiny bit of guidance. That's what this guide is for, and once you're through it you'll be ready to rumble.

How to set up your TP-Link smart plug for Alexa

The first thing you're going to have to do is make sure your smart plug is all set up. To do that, you'll have to go download the Kasa app on your phone. Then, register for an account and plug in your smart plug to the wall.

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In the Kasa app, tap the + in the top left corner and follow the instructions to set up your plug. Its extremely simple: You'll have to choose your device, wait for the light to turn amber and then use your smartphone to connect to your Wi-Fi. Once you've done that, you're good to go.

How to set up TP-Link Kasa smart plugs with Alexa

Now, in the Kasa app you're going to have to click on your device and go to Device Settings. There, make sure the feature called Remote Control is enabled. This will let Alexa control your smart plug. From there, we're moving on to the Alexa app.

1) Head to the Devices tab at the bottom.
2) Tap the + in the top left corner.
3) Select Add Device.
4) Under Popular Brands, select Kasa.
5) Tap Continue.
6) Tap Enable to Use.
7) Sign in to your Kasa account.
8) Tap Discover Devices or say "Alexa, discover my devices."

Your new TP-Link smart plug will be added to your list of devices, and you can now group them together or use them for Alexa Routines or whatever else you wish to do.

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