Amazon has launched a new product in India in its smart-device lineup called the Smart Plug.
The Smart Plug has been designed for the Indian market – it uses a 3-pin socket design. It supports a 6A power rating and a state retention feature that ensures that appliances go back to their last state (on/off) in case of a power outage and resumption.
The Amazon Smart Plug is priced at Rs 1,999 in India and can now be purchased on Amazon India and at select Croma and Reliance Digital outlets. In case bundled with an Echo Dot, the Amazon Smart Plug can be bought for only Rs 999.
The Amazon Smart Plug essentially adds smart control to your existing appliances like lamp, TV, or fan, by pairing the smart plug with a compatible Alexa device (like Echo smart speakers) for hands-free voice control.
The Smart Plug also allows users to customize routines on their Alexa app. You can schedule to turn off the night lamp at sunrise or turn on their electric kettle in the kitchen at a particular time.
To do so, go to the settings on your Alexa app, select the routines options, and follow the steps to set up an Alexa routine.
To set up the Smart Plus, just plug the device into an electrical socket and setup using the Alexa app (available on iOS and Android). Once connected, you can ask Alexa on any Echo, Fire TV, or Alexa built-in device or the Alexa app to turn on/off the power.