Happy August! This version of Kasa has some important changes.
* We've removed support for Works with Nest as Google is ending the Works with Nest program in August.
* You can now setup a single HS210 Smart Switch instead of a pair for three-way lights.
* You can now control your Kasa devices from Samsung SmartThings. Just connect your accounts in the Kasa app.
* You can now schedule camera notifications to start on one day and end the following day
* This version of Kasa removes support for iOS 9.
Ratings and Reviews
WiFi lights never knew I needed them!
I had a problem with leaving my shop lights on, being that the shop is far from the house I would look out at night and see what I did or the kids did during the day. After running out in my undies too many times I had to come up with something different. So I thought I would try out the WiFi switches. I chose Kasa because they offered the full 15amp switch, witch I needed because the shop lights used the full 15 amps. These are so great I have since bought 4 more for the house and air compressor that also got left on.
I do have one complaint, I want more! There needs to be a 3way switch that can dim! Right now they offer a normal switch, dimmer, or 3way. Instead of these three they could just make one switch, a 3 way dimmer, then it could be used in every application. I would love a door bell cam, and a outdoor rated outlet! Please make more!
A [nearly] perfect app
The app is fast and bug-free. Easy to use. Aesthetically pleasing. BUT, a few, necessary things are missing. 1. The ability to choose a specific light/dimming percentage (with the smart bulb). It’s crazy, but you have to choose a position on a slider and then hit save to see if you got the percentage you were looking to select. 2. The ability to offset the sunrise function (circadian). I want to utilize my smart bulb to imitate a sunrise earlier than the sun actually rises, in order to wake up more peacefully. Right now if I select the circadian function, it will begin getting brighter at 6:45am, but my alarm is set for 6am. What’s the point of imitating a sunrise if I can simply open my blinds? Maybe if my bedroom was in the basement it would be nice... 3. Include a gradual dimming transition option. I don’t want my bulb quickly changing from 20% to 80% in the blink of an eye; rather a slow transition from the previous set time. The workaround would be to create multiple set points on a schedule on my own to have it increase a few percentages every couple of minutes, but that takes me back to issue #1. You can’t simply choose 75%. You have to find it on an unmarked sliding bar. Fix these things and my review will be a boasting 5 stars and I will definitely buy more. Until then...3 stars
So easy to do.
I had been wanting smart lights for a while, but didn't want to spend a ton of money. I ended up being able to 7 Kasa light bulbs on sale at Home Depot for just about 100 bucks so I figured I would give it a go. The lights were so easy to get set up and get hooked up to Alexa. I have a few other smart items that took me hours to get hooked up and I got all 7 light bulbs changed out and synced in under an hour. I got two of the color changing ones and 5 of the regulars. I love the color changing ones in the bedroom (cough cough) because you can set them to a sequence in the morning to slowly light the room to help me wake up.
It is also very nice being able to control everything from the smart phone app and I love that it tells you your usage and cost of running the bulbs. Overall a fantastic buy and I cannot wait to see what else TP-Link and Kasa offer.
- TP-LINK Research America Corporation
- 563.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- Copyright © 2018 TP-Link Research America Corp. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.