If you enjoy using Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant with your phone, google home, or google home mini, then you must be using the home control features by now. And if you’re like me, you’re bought most of your smart outlets from Amazon and discovered that most of them use different apps! Some are TP-links, others Smart Life, another may be Lombex for like your smart lightbulb. But here’s the problem, when you go to connect them to your Google assistant, you can only link 1 account. So that causes a problem for me with different branded apps. What’s the solution? Read below to find out 😉
Here are examples of products on Amazon that does support Smart life, I’m sure you’ll see what’s in common between them.
1) Download the Smart Life app
2) Create an account with your Phone number, or email. (Remember this login, you’ll need it for your voice assistant.)
3) Connect and setup all of your Amazon smart outlets or smart lightbulbs through the Smart life app. There is a high chance that if you bought it from Amazon, it works with the Smart life app. No joke. The big give away is if it supports Alexa, Google, and IFTTT. That instantly confirms it should work with Smart life.
4) Go to your Google Home app, then Home control from the sidebar, then add an account, select Smart Life, login with your account from Step #2, Click Authorize, set the Room for each device, and you’re done!
You’ve now not only combined all the devices to a single app (Smart Life) instead of using many differnet apps, you also connected them all to Google Now, and you can proceed to do the same with AMazon Alexa.
One thing to note; when you add more devices on the Smart Life app, you will need to go and redo Step #4 by unlinking the Smart Life account, and relinking it to refresh the devices list. It’s currently the only way.. They don’t offer a simple “Refresh account” method right now.