- Compatibility updates for iOS 13.
Ratings and Reviews
Works great; I have six units scattered throughout the house; mobile devices (laptop, chrome books, iPad, and phones) all of them seamlessly transfer from one pod to another. Also, I have fixed devices such as a wifi enabled thermostat and wifi enabled audio visual equipment. I just did not realize that my set up required turning off the wifi on my router-that was easy but had to explore the settings on the router. I just set up plume with the same SSID and password as the router and devices started communicating via the plume with out any issues. I have two pods connected to the router via cat6 cables , the other four pods are just plugged in wall sockets around the house; the cloud at plume monitors all the connections ( ?on a weekly basis??) and using this app I can see how plume has reconfigured the pods to talk to each other as the kids come and go. I live in suburbs and can see multiple SSIDs belonging to my neighbors. I am pleased with my purchase. Just started seeing what the updated app can do. I have no connection with the website arstechnica--they have two good articles on how plume works. UPDATED on October 3, 2018: I really like the new version of the app on my iPhone-I feel the app is more intuitive.
I was skeptical about Plume meeting our WiFi needs at first; but, my son talked me into it - and I am SO glad he did!! Prior to using Plume, I was allowed to work at home - but couldn’t because our WiFi signal sucked! This product solved that issue and is so easy to use right out of the box! Setup was a breeze and we now have evenly distributed WiFi coverage throughout our home. Not only can I work at home now, the Wi-Fi coverage so good that I can hook up our Ring doorbell which requires a pretty strong signal. Their customer service and technical support can’t be beat! They are second to none - seriously!! Not that we had any issues- I just had some questions. I love this product!! Highly Recommend!!!
Obviously, if you have a Plume WiFi set-up you need this app, and if you don't, you don't. That said, I'm giving my thoughts here in the hopes they may be useful to someone considering Plume.
Generally the app works well, is clearly laid out, and other than a few odd choices is intuitive enough. It does not feel like a native iOS app though, and the navigation stack seems quirky if you're expecting the usual iOS drill-down approach. There is no iPad app (guys, this app is being used for heavy lifting, throw us a bone here), so you're going to be stuck doing all your network tweaking on your phone. Fortunately for most users, heavy tweaking should not be required.
It's a shame there's no way to set the icons for devices: I have a HomeKit switch that shows up as a laptop, and I cannot change that. Also, while Plume grabs ZeroConf (Bonjour) names from devices so most devices on your network will be nicely named in the devices list, HomeKit devices show up with little to no differentiation. It'd be nice if the app could be updated to mine the HomeKit catalog for device names.
- Plume Design, Inc.
- 127.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Plume Design, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.