Your standard “dumb” home appliances can be made smarter by smart plugs. And they can also be synced to the Amazon Echo if you want to add voice control to manage your appliances through a smart plug. Find out how to Connect Gosund to Alexa device with this step-by-step guide.
So Here Are Steps of How to Connect Gosund to Alexa
- Connect your phone or tablet to your home WiFi network.
- Set up the Gosund Smart Mini Plug in the Gosund App
- Next, download and install the Alexa app for iOS or Android, depending on the smart tablet / phone you’re using.
- Run the Alexa app.
- Create an Amazon account if you don’t have one already.
- Next, plug the Gosund smart mini plug into a working AC outlet.
- Tap the Add Device button in the app.
- Then, make sure your mini plug is quickly flashing blue.
- Find the plug in the app once it finishes scanning for new devices.
- Next, connect the mini plug to WiFi.
- Make sure you can turn the plug on and off from your phone / tablet.
- Finally, test that you can control the plug with your voice. Use the name assigned to the plug. In this example, Alexa assigned our smart plug the name gosund Smart Plug.
Note in the last: The Action button should be dark on the mini-plug (no flashing). This means the plug is turned on if it glows a steady red. Click and release the Action button to switch the mini plug to the OFF position in this situation. This means your plug is not fully wired to your home WiFi network if it flashes red or blue. If you see this, as mentioned in step one above, run through the plug’s setup process.
Smart Home: Best Programmable Light Switch
If this device is not the first Alexa device you’ve added, the app displays its Home screen. In this scenario, we’re using the iOS version of the Alexa app.
Smart Home: Gosund Smart Plug
Find the Alexa App on your Phone or Tablet
Bring up the Alexa App
Tap the Alexa app icon to run the app. You can see the home screen for the Alexa app next. It appears similar to the following.
Bring Up the Main Menu
Find this called out by the green arrow in the last picture. It’s near the top left corner of the screen, as shown.
Hitting the menu button brings up the Alexa app’s main menu, as shown next.
Tap the Add Device Item to Continue with How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa
Find the Add Device item near the top of the main menu, as circled in the last picture.
Tapping this item brings up the What Type of Device are you Setting Up? Prompt, as shown next.
Tap the Plug Item
Find the Plug item in the lower left edge of the What Type of Device are you Setting Up? Page, as circled in the last picture.
Tapping this item brings up the What Brand is your Plug screen, as shown next.
Next, Tap the Other Item
Tap Other because Gosund plugs are not mentioned on this screen as of this writing. So at the bottom of the brand list, locate the other object. To see it you will have to scroll down the list.
Tapping this item then brings up the Connect your Device to Alexa page, as shown next.
Tap the Discover Devices Button to Continue with How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa
Find the Discover Devices button in the center, near the bottom of the Connect your Device to Alexa screen, as circled in the last picture above.
Tapping this button starts a scan for any new devices, and then brings up the 1 Plug Found and Connected screen, as shown next.
Tap the Set Up Device Button
Find the Set Up Device button in the center, near the bottom of the Plug Found screen, as circled in the last picture above.
Tapping this button then brings up the Add your Plug to a Group page, as shown next.
Next, Tap the Skip Button
We’re not going to add this plug to any groups at this time. So press and release the Skip button. Find it in the center, near the bottom of the Add your plug to a group screen, as circled in the last picture above.
Tapping the Skip button then brings up the Plug is Set Up and Ready to Use screen, as shown next.
Tap the Done Button to Continue with How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa
Find the Done button in the center, near the bottom of the Plug is Set Up and Ready to Use screen, as circled in the last picture above.
Tapping Done then brings up the Devices page.
Note the green dot that appears under the Plugs button. This means that a new plug has been added to your Alexa connected devices list.
To see the new plug, follow the next step
Tap the Plugs Button
The Plugs page then displays as shown next.
New plug, circled in green, called Mini Smart Plug 5.