We review the TP-Link Kasa KP125 M Smart Plug with Power Monitoring, a smart plug that works with Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, Samsung Smart Things and Matter. We will also show you how to set it up and use it with Google Home voice commands.
The TP Link Kasa Smart KP125 M Smart Plug is a compact and versatile smart plug that lets you control any device that plugs into a standard wall outlet. You can turn it on and off remotely, set schedules and timers, monitor energy consumption, and integrate it with other smart home devices and platforms.
0:45 What Makes the Kasa KP125 M Better
1:25 What is Matter Smart & What Is Matters
3:08 KP125M vs KP125 vs EP25 vs KP115 Smart Plug with Power Monitoring
3:53 TP-Link Kasa KP125 M Unboxing
4:38 Kasa KP125 M Setup
6:55 Add Kasa KP125 Smart Plug to Google Home
7:34 Kasa Smart KP125 M Demontration on EV Charger
8:34 Kasa KP125 M Review
One of the features that sets this smart plug apart from others is that it is “Matter” compliant, a new smart home standard that aims to make smart devices more compatible and interoperable. Matter is backed by major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and more. It promises to simplify the smart home experience by allowing devices from different brands and ecosystems to work together seamlessly.
With Matter, you can use the TP Link Kasa Smart KP125 M Smart Plug with any Matter-compatible app or voice assistant, regardless of the manufacturer. This means you can have more choices and flexibility in building your smart home. For example, you can use the Kasa app to control the smart plug, or you can use the Google Home app, or any other app that supports Matter. You can also use Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, or any other voice assistant that supports Matter to control the smart plug with your voice.
In this video, I will demonstrate how to set up the TP Link Kasa Smart KP125 M Smart Plug with the Google Home app and use Google Home voice commands to control it. You will need a Google Home speaker or display, a smartphone or tablet with the Google Home app installed, and a Wi-Fi network.
To set up the smart plug, you will need to download the Kasa app and create a Kasa account. Then, you will need to plug the smart plug into an outlet and follow the instructions on the app to connect it to your Wi-Fi network and name it. You can also enable energy monitoring and create scenes and automations on the app.
To connect the smart plug to Google Home, you will need to open the Google Home app and tap on the plus icon. Then, you will need to tap on Set up device, and then tap on Works with Google. You will see a list of compatible services that you can link to Google Home. You will need to find and tap on Kasa, and then sign in with your Kasa account. You will then see your smart plug and other Kasa devices on the Google Home app. You can assign them to rooms and adjust their settings.
To use Google Home voice commands to control the smart plug, you will need to say “Hey Google” followed by the command. For example, you can say “Hey Google, turn on the smart plug” or “Hey Google, turn off the smart plug”. You can also use the name of the device that is plugged into the smart plug, such as “Hey Google, turn on the lamp” or “Hey Google, turn off the fan”. You can also ask Google Home to check the status or the energy usage of the smart plug, such as “Hey Google, is the smart plug on?” or “Hey Google, how much energy is the smart plug using?”.
The TP-Link Kasa Smart KP125 M Smart Plug with Power Monitoring is a great smart plug that offers convenience, control, and compatibility. It works with Alexa, Google Home, and Matter, and it has energy monitoring and scheduling features. It is easy to set up and use, and it can make any device smarter.