TP-Link Smart Plug HS100

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The TP-Link Smart Plug HS100 is a great smart home device for plugging in devices such as lamps that do not have built in smart control. It does its job very well and includes compatibility with IFTTT, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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Why we like the TP-Link Smart Plug HS100

This is a great example of a product that “just works.” I installed several of these, along with their slim mini cousins and haven’t had a single issue with them connecting and responding. Setup is dead simple with the TP-Link Kasa app which has quite a few options for other supported TP-Link devices. I simply plugged it in, went through the setup process in the app and then plugged my lamp into it. Done. Simple. If you are looking for a smart plug to make your dumb equipment smart, then the TP-Link Smart Plug HS100 is a really great option. There is an upgraded big brother to this plug called the HS110 which includes energy monitoring which could be helpful to some.

Voice Assistant Compatibility

This plug is fully compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home. I personally have it connected to Google Home at the moment and it works perfectly. I do recommend giving the plug a nickname like “living room light” if you will be plugging a light into it. Otherwise it won’t be as naural to say turn off the living room plug or something like that.

Other Compatibility

IFTTT fully supports the plug and so does Stringify so get in there and automate this plug! It also is fully certified for the “Works with Nest” initiative so it can turn off your devices as your Nest devices move into Home or Away mode.

Extra features

The TP-Link Kasa app is quite good. It offers a good deal of customization for a basic plug. You can set home and away modes to quickly switch to as well as full schedule control so you can have your lamps turn on and off while on vacation.

Conclusion

The TP-Link Smart Plug HS100 is a minimalist plug that just works. The compatibility is top notch and then app does exactly what it needs to do. This is without a doubt one of the very best smart plugs on the market and it is highly recommended.

 

Tip: Turn on your Christmas tree with Google Home and a smart plug

Tip: Turn on your Christmas tree with Google Home and a smart plug

December 1, 2017 - Android Police

It's not like the Google Home app will give you a special icon for your smart plug or the Home itself will chirp a special tune when you issue the command. Still, it's super neat. You can follow the steps in the support page if you have no idea how to...

Additional information

Specification: TP-Link Smart Plug HS100

Brand

TP-Link

Connection type

Wireless

IFTTT compatible

Compatible with IFTTT

Product type

Smart Plug

Voice assistant compatibility

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Wireless protocols

Wifi

Works with Nest

Works with Nest certified

TP-Link Smart Plug HS100 Videos

Price History

Price history for TP-Link Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant (HS100)
Latest updates:
  • $16.99 - May 8, 2019
  • $15.19 - March 30, 2019
  • $16.99 - February 27, 2019
  • $13.98 - February 19, 2019
Since: February 19, 2019
  • Highest Price: $16.99 - February 27, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $13.98 - February 19, 2019

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Tip: Turn on your Christmas tree with Google Home and a smart plug
Tip: Turn on your Christmas tree with Google Home and a smart plug
December 1, 2017 - Android Police

Reviews (6)

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  1. Mark

    Super easy to setup. I have a widget on my Android phone that easy toggles the plug on and off to control my basic Ikea lamp. Highly recommended!

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  2. Xiaoping

    Connect Appliances to Wi-Fi for a Smart Home. This is a review of a free product received from TP-LINK for testing and feedback as part of their review program. These are my own honest opinions along with a comprehensive performance report that has not been reviewed or edited by anyone at TP-LINK. Connect Appliances to Wi-Fi for a Smart Home & Internet of Things (IoT).

    The HS100 works with Android and Apple iOS (tablets and smartphones). The free Kasa app can turn appliances On and Off from anywhere in the world. That includes things like lamps, lights, air conditioners, fans, space heaters, alarm systems, and coffee makers. Voice commands work with Amazon Alexa technology enabled devices, Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap. Alexa can group several Smart Plugs into a single group name.

    HS100 Smart Plugs operate exclusively on the 2.4GHz band so they are compatible with all routers, even older models. While the 5.0GHz band accommodates higher speeds it has less range than 2.4GHz. There is no point to Smart Plugs using 5.0GHz because they require little bandwidth and their maximum Wi-Fi distance from the router would be reduced.

    I’ve been using Smart Plugs at home for more than a month. My Wi-Fi connections are stable and reliable. I’m in a rather large house and all my HS100’s are located several rooms away far from the router. I’ve never had a Smart Plug disconnect. My router is an Archer C3150. So for anyone having Smart Plug disconnects, I’d recommend looking at the router as the suspect. With the Kasa app on my tablet/smartphone I can control all my Smart Plugs, Locally (from anywhere in the house, same LAN) or Remotely (wherever Internet is available). For anyone paranoid about security, Remote control can be disabled by skipping the Cloud Account registration.

    One reviewer mentioned that for Remote use it was necessary to assign static IP addresses to Smart Plugs and assign Plugs different names, within the router. This may be a myth because it was not needed in my case. I tested several Smart Plugs, and they all worked fine both Locally and Remotely. Just plugged them in and configured with Kasa. Didn’t have to play any games or modify my router’s configuration in any way. Just plug and play. My take is that TP-LINK designed these Smart Plugs so anyone can get them working simply, with little effort or expertise. TP-LINK even has a 24×7 telephone help line and a Support Team to assist in resolving issues. When I called to test their support phone number, after a brief hold, I got connected to a smart guy in California. Was even emailed a follow-up survey asking how he did. Apparently TP-LINK tries to please customers.

    One of my HS100 controls a large bedroom through-the-wall Air Conditioner (8,000 BTU, 8 Amp, 850 Watts). When it’s hot, I power On this AC remotely from my office, just before leaving for home. It’s been a pleasure coming home to a room that’s already cool. The HS100 is saving me from having a bigger energy bill. I frequently unexpectedly work late. Now I can turn the AC On at the optimum time, just before leaving. The HS100 ratings are Maximum Load=15 Amp, Maximum Power=1,800 Watts. So the Smart Plug has ample Amps and Watts to accommodate my AC. Remote control has worked every day without any issues.

    My other HS100 powers a TP-LINK NC250 Wi-Fi Cloud Security Camera, which can email me Motion and Sound Detection Alerts. I use the HS100 to turn On this camera whenever leaving the house. Any emailed alerts have pictures attached and TP-LINK’s tpCamera app allows me to remotely monitor what’s happening at home, on my tablet, in real time. Best of all, I’m save money since there are no recurring monthly charges for this security system, thanks to the free TP-LINK cloud servers.

    Aside from connecting appliances to the Internet, Smart Plugs are also sophisticated digital rule-based timers. “Schedule” events to turn a device On/Off, selecting the times and days of the week; even different times on different days. In “Away Mode” a time period is specified during which the connected device will turn On/Off randomly, mimicking someone being at home. “Timer” turns the connected device either On/Off after a specified period of time.

    I wish Kasa ran on Windows 10. Hopefully a future version of Kasa will be Windows compatible. I’d also like a User Interface Menu to appear when a Smart Plug’s IP address is entered into a Windows browser. I did get Kasa installed on a Windows PC using “androVM for VM VirtualBox”.

    Smart Plugs are UL certified. They are barely warm when the plugged in device is Off. After devices are On for a while, my Smart Plugs feel lukewarm. Even my HS100, which has the air conditioner plugged in and running continuously, never gets hot.
    The HS100 comes with a 2-year warranty and unlimited 24×7 toll-free technical support by telephone and email. Calls made during regular business hours are usually answered in California, after-hours by English speakers in China. A complete User Guide (12 pages) can be downloaded as a PDF file from the TP-LINK website. TP-LINK also sponsors Tech Support Forums.

    These are attractively priced, clever, simple, and versatile devices which can control/automate your home appliances and make life more enjoyable. After trying one Smart Plug, you’ll likely decide that you need a few more. I presently own four. The Internet of Things (IoT) craze is addictive. Your imagination will run wild with additional opportunities and situations.

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  3. Lewis

    TP-link works great. So easy to setup for use with Alexa. I’m enjoying having Alex control my lights via TP-Link devices. It has worked without any issues. One thing I’d like to see is the ability to flip on a light manually by current detection. Some of my older devices I had worked that way. It’s just a convenience thing.

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  4. The reviewer

    Love it but stopped working. I was so excited when I got this as a Christmas gift. We had to temporarily rearrange our furniture for a few months that made the lamp difficult to get to. It was so nice to say Alexa lamp on. Also. Sometimes we’re out longer than we plan and it’s nice to open the app and turn on the light so we don’t come home to a dark home. We actually decided to get some bulbs for the porch. The other night, Alexa couldn’t find our lamp. No problem. We reset it. 2 days later same thing happened and it won’t reset. I can’t find anything on this site for troubleshooting. Best that I can tell, especially from reading other posts, I’m going to have to replace it. I’m kinda bummed. So right now, I’m going to say yes I would recommend to a friend just because of what I’ve read in other reviews. But if I get another one and have another problem, I will be writing a new review that will be less favorable.

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  5. TechnoJunkie

    I Love This Plug! HS100 Smart Plug I am so heavily in the TP-Link and Alexa universes that I can never have enough TP-Link smart devices. This three-prong Wi-Fi smart plug is now also compatible with Google Assistant. You can group a series of these plugs via the Kasa app (for iOS and Android) and Alexa. (I can’t comment on Google Assistant because I don’t use that.) I love that I can use this smart plug as a timer, setting up individual on/off for each day of the week, or use it to power on devices remotely or via Alexa voice control. The “away” mode turns the power to the plug on and off at random times within a prescribed time period so that it appears that someone is home. All this is configured through the Kasa app. Alexa just gives you voice control to the on/off feature of the plug. Set-up is easy, and it requires a smart phone with the downloaded Kasa app. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

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  6. Nivek

    Affordable Echo/Alexa Compatibility. If you want to control a pluggable device via Alexa, look no further. The HS100 is what you need. It is directly integrated with Alexa and can be configured to work locally or remotely if you want to operate devices while away. The setup process could not be easier. The TP-Link Kasa application is used to control all of TP-Link’s smart home devices. It walks you through the setup process. Kasa will also allow you to configure a schedule for when to turn your connected devices on/off. Additionally, there is an away mode which turns your devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home. Comparing this to Wemo, it has been more stable. I’ve not had any connection issues with this whereas I have had a couple with Wemo, especially when the device had been unplugged from the wall. This review was submitted as part of a free sample program.

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