How To Set Up Gosund Smart Plug With Alexa?
- Randall Mullins
Final Thoughts – Smart plugs are a staple in smart homes, it’s one of the most beneficial smart devices as it’s able to control multiple devices in an entire room. Setting up & installing your smart plug is very simple and shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes to set up.
- Connecting your device to enhances your experience dramatically as your able to automate tedious daily tasks such as turning your lights on and off very easily.
- A smart plug may also help you save more on electric bills.
- The reason being is you have the ability to control your smart plug from anywhere in the world so if you left your light or heating on and went to work you can simply turn it off via the app.
Smart plugs are an awesome addition to any home and it will surely enhance your lifestyle. : How to Connect Gosund Smart Plug to Alexa
Is the Gosund smart plug compatible with Alexa?
Gosund Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plug Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The Alexa smart plug also works with Google Assistant to manage all your home devices connected to the smart plug, You can control many devices connected to the smart outlet smartly and remotely through the app or with voice control.
Are Gosund lights compatible with Alexa?
As its name suggests, the Gosund Smart WiFi Light Bulb is an IoT device created to replace the traditional light bulb by adding the ability to customize the colour, the brightness level and create schedules for when the light will be turned On or Off, all that through a mobile application (or using a virtual assistant, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home). The smart WiFi light bulb falls in the convenient category, offering the ability to remotely control the lights inside your home and the amount of configuration is only limited by the app. Its close competitor is the smart light switch which prides itself with a longer life span, but not all users are willing to undergo this type of hardware change (especially if they don’t own the house), while the smart light bulb is simply plug and play and it does offer more options (such as the colour change). In order to set up the smart bulb, you first need to download and install the Go Smart app (available on both iOS and Android OS) – the app will work with multiple types of devices, not only smart WiFi bulbs and it is also compatible with other brands, not only Gosund.
After installing the app, you need to register a new account (or log into an existing one), Create a family (creates a group of devices – useful if you have multiple homes with multiple compatible smart devices), choose your location (the trade-off if you want to get live weather feed directly to the app) and select the rooms where the device will be installed.
Next, on the main interface, you’ll be able to see any other Devices that you have paired with the app (I already did so with a couple of Gosund smart plugs ) and, to add a new device, simply tap on the ‘Plus’ sign to summon a list of device types – here, choose Smart Lighting from the left and, from the new list, select Lighting Device.
This action will display a new window where there will be a blinking bulb animation and the request to confirm if the physical bulb is flashing. Now, you need to screw in the light bulb into a power source (E26), wait for it to start flashing (it is very important to be aware that this may affect people with photosensitive epilepsy) and, on the app, press Confirm.
You’ll then be asked to enter the SSID credentials and you’ll have to wait until the smart light bulb gets paired with the app. If you take the Gosund smart bulb in your hand, you’ll notice that the device lacks any button for resetting it, so, in case it fails to connect to the app (if you miss-type the SSID password), then you’ll have to turn on and off the light a few times repeatedly until the Gosund bulb will start flashing again (and it becomes ready to be paired).
- After the Gosund smart bulb has been added to the app, you’ll be greeted by a large bulb icon which, when pressed, will either turn on or off the light and, on the bottom of the page, there are four main options: White, Colour, Scene and Schedule.
- Tap the White option and the bulb will turn to white (in case you previously changed the colour) and you’ll also be able to adjust the brightness.
Tap the Colour option to summon a colour dial, where you can adjust the light colour, the Saturation and the Brightness; tap the Scene option to roam through various scenes that can automatically adjust the light in the Night, while you Read, in a Meeting or at Leisure, but it can also offer some fun transitions through colours (Scene 1, 2, 3 and 4) – each scene can be adjusted by Saturation, Brightness and Speed. The Gosund smart light bulb will also work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, so, considering that I do have a Google Home Mini, I decided to pair the device to the Google app. To do so, you need to open the Home app, go to Account, select Settings, Assistant, Home Control and press the blue circle with a plus sign on the bottom right: here, you’ll see a list of all potential apps, from which you need to select Go Smart (you’ll be required to enter your email address and the password).
- After the apps are paired, you can change the name of the device, assign it a room and, from here on, you can use phrases like ‘Turn on/off everything’, ‘Turn on/off *name of light bulb*’ or ‘Turn on/off *location + name of light bulb*’ to control you smart WiFi light bulb by using voice commands.
- Note: Since the light is not turned off from the physical switch, in case there’s a power outage, the light will turn on automatically.
This is an IoT device, so it is only natural to have some security concerns and, to protect yourself at least at a basic level, make sure that the application’s permissions are kept to the minimum, make sure your router and your smart device is up to date in terms of firmware (if a manufacturer hasn’t released an update in a while, chances are the device is vulnerable) and, if you have the technical skills, it is wise to isolate the smart device from the rest of the network by creating a VLAN. Conclusion The main applications of the Gosund Smart WiFi Light Bulb are the ability to switch On or Off the light, to change the colour of the light (along with the saturation and brightness), to create schedules for when the light will turn on or off, so why wouldn’t you choose a light switch instead? Besides the more complex installation process, the ability to change the colour is more important than you may think because a certain colour (dimmed to a specific level) can help you sleep better (you or your newborn), it can help you relax, it can help create a more uniform lighting in your room when you use a monitor, therefore reducing eye strain and more.
What app does Gosund use?
Relationship diagram between apps. – So the conclusion is clear. As long as your device can run on one of the apps, the device can also run on other apps. On google play, when you search for Gosund, you can clearly see the smart life app and tuya smart APP on the similar APP recommendation next to the result.
Why won’t my lights work with Alexa?
Check that your smart home device is on. If your device is battery operated, try inserting new batteries. Make sure your Alexa device and the Alexa app have the latest software version. If your smart home devices are connected through a skill, disable and then re-enable the skill.
What does the button on the smart plug do?
Do smart plugs need to be connected to WiFi to work properly? – The answer to that question is complicated. Most smart plugs require WiFi to access all of their features, though it’s possible for some models to operate without it. If the internet drops, the physical button on the side of most smart plugs is still operational, which allows the user to turn the plug on and off.
- However, most devices will not respond to voice commands and adjustments made via mobile apps.
- But there are devices that use radio signals instead of WiFi.
- These systems have a smart hub (which does communicate with the user via WiFi).
- In many cases, preprogrammed features and scenes will still work, though the user might not have access until the WiFi returns.
To offer a definitive answer to the question: Yes, WiFi is essential for the full operation of most smart plugs.
Do all smart plugs work with Alexa app?
The Amazon Smart Plug is an outlet that you can plug into the existing outlets in your home. Any device that you plug into an Amazon Smart Plug can be turned on and off using the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet. The Alexa app allows you to set timers and routines for all of the Smart Plugs in your home, and lets you control your devices remotely and with your voice.
Remember the Clapper? Clap once, your lights turned on. Clap again, and they turned off. It was a popular device that made turning on your lights as low-effort as possible. Now, with the advent of smart technology like the Amazon Smart Plug, managing your electronics is even easier.
Is Gosund a good smart plug?
Value – Gosund developed a really easy to access smart home plug capable of streamlining a few devices into your smart home infrastructure. With how well it performs, all the features available, and its easy-to-install design, The Gosund Smart Plug has superb value.
Is Gosund app same as Smart Life app?
What is gosund? – Gosund is just a smart home brand that powered by tuya smart. Tuya smart have launched thw apps, the “Tuya smart” APP and “Smart Life” APP. At the same time, the gosund APP is like a replica of the smart life app. So products that support gosund app can run on smart life app.