Amazon smart plug that works with Alexa and helps customers instantly add voice control to their existing range of the appliance is now available in India at a price of Rs 1,999. The Amazon Smart Plug can be ordered on Amazon.in. It works with appliances like lamps, table fans, electric kettle, room coolers, televisions, mobile chargers, air-purifiers, soundbars, etc,
Using the Amazon Smart Plug, customers can add smart control to their existing appliances by pairing the smart plug with a compatible Alexa device (like Echo smart speakers) for hands-free voice control.
“Setting up and controlling smart home should not require technology savviness. Customers in India are increasingly experimenting with home automation and we want them to have simple yet affordable solutions to make their existing appliances smart using Alexa. With Amazon Smart Plug, customers can add smart voice control to any appliance without the need to upgrade it,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India.
Wondering how to set up the Amazon Smart Plug, well that is extremely simple. Just plug into an electrical socket and setup using the Alexa app within minutes. Once connected, customers can ask Alexa on any Echo, Fire TV, or Alexa built-in device or the Alexa app to turn on/off the power. For instance, just ask, “Alexa, turn off the fan” or “Alexa, turn on mosquito repellent”.
With its 3-pin Indian socket design, the Amazon Smart Plug is designed for Indian customers. The state retention feature ensures that appliances go back to their last state (on/off) in case of a power outage and resumption. Customers can create customized routines on their Alexa app to automate their day-to-day activities.
With the Amazon Smart Plug, customers can control their connected appliances even when they’re not next to their appliances by using the Alexa app. For example, turn on the aquarium filter while not at home, or turn off the TV remotely while being in back to back meetings to regulate kids’ TV time.
It is also available across Amazon kiosks in Mumbai and Bangalore as well as in select Croma and Reliance Digital outlets. Amazon Smart Plug is available for just Rs 999 when purchased as part of the bundle with Echo Dot.
Amazon Smart Plug can control compatible home appliances that have a physical power on/off switch. This product does not support heavy appliances such as AC, geysers, water pumps, or heaters.
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