Smart Plug

Bottom Line

This compact, easy-to-use Alexa-friendly smart plug is sure to serve you well and consistently.


Integrates with Alexa using a 2.4 GHz WiFi network to allow you to access all of your devices. Free Jinvoo smart app enables you to seamlessly control your gadgets. Doesn't have any hidden monthly fees and doesn't require a hub. Backed by a risk-free satisfaction guarantee.


Jinvoo app sometimes stops working. May disconnect from WiFi at times.


About the product

Amazon Smart Plug Single Product Review

Should you get the Amazon Smart Plug?

Nowadays, every appliance seems to have a “smart” version, letting you turn them on and off with your phone or voice commands. However, many of these devices are expensive. Smart plugs offer an easy way to turn nearly any device into a smart one. Many even let your devices interact with smart home routines. The Amazon Smart Plug promises a straightforward setup process and operation. The BestReviews Testing Lab tried it in a home setting to see how it performed.

Testing the Amazon Smart Plug

The BestReviews Testing Lab strives to investigate every claim the brand/manufacturer makes about the product. For this article, the testing team removed the plug from its packaging and set it up. The testing team already had the Alexa app downloaded, so they were able to skip this step. They chose the smart plug from the list of devices in the Alexa app and connected it to their Wi-Fi network. Then, they connected it to a lantern, a TV and a speaker.

The testing team compared it to other smart plugs they’ve tested, including the WeMo Smart Plug. They used it with each of their three devices, noting whether there were any differences between them and how easy they were to control. They set up routines and schedules for each device and remotely turned their lights on and off.

They noted their favorite and least favorite features and whether the average person could easily use these plugs.

See how it compares to other products in its space — check out our reviews for the best smart plugs.

What is the Amazon Smart Plug?

The Amazon Smart Plug is an uncomplicated, small and proficient device that incorporates voice control to any power outlet. Designed solely for Alexa, this plug lets you control your lights, appliances and other electronic devices, hands-free. You can activate or deactivate devices, create timers or establish routines using voice commands.

It has a small profile that doesn’t block other outlets, and its simple white design will surely look great in any room. 

Amazon Smart Plug price and where to buy

The Amazon Smart Plug is priced at $24.99 and can be purchased from Amazon or Home Depot.

How to use the Amazon Smart Plug

Our testing team determined that the Amazon Smart Plug is incredibly simple to set up and operate. To get started, insert the device into a socket, launch the Alexa app and follow the on-screen guidance to link your smart plug to your Wi-Fi network. Once connected, you can control the associated devices using voice commands via an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Sonos One or even the Alexa app on your mobile phone.

Our testing team suggests downloading and configuring the Alexa app on your device before beginning the setup process. This will make connecting and setting up the Amazon Smart Plug even simpler. Also, the Smart Plug might not work with devices that use separate charging cords, so confirm compatibility before purchasing.

Amazon Smart Plug benefits

Linking the smart plug to your Wi-Fi and Alexa app takes only a few moments. It’s compatible with various devices, including lights, fans, coffee machines and more.  Because it works directly with Alexa, you don’t need a dedicated smart home hub. 

The Amazon Smart Plug's streamlined design ensures it doesn't obstruct the second socket. The testing team said it was easy to configure routines and schedules for their devices through the Alexa app. Additionally, it can supervise your energy consumption, enabling you to see how much energy your devices use throughout the day.

Amazon Smart Plug drawbacks

The Amazon Smart Plug operates solely with Alexa; it can’t be used with other voice assistants like Google Assistant or Siri. The packaging doesn't offer clear warranty details, unlike some competitors. Still, it’s worth noting that Amazon provides a one-year limited warranty.

The plug doesn’t work with some devices that use a separate charging cable. For example, the testing lab tried using it with a Marshall speaker that charges with a separate cable. However, because the cord isn’t required to power the device on and off, it didn’t respond to their voice commands.

The package contains only one plug, whereas competitors like WeMo provide packs with multiple plugs for a comparable price. Some reviewers said it was occasionally slow to connect to Wi-Fi. However, our testing team found that the Amazon Smart Plug connected faster than the WeMo Smart Plug.

Should you buy the Amazon Smart Plug?

The Amazon Smart Plug is an economical method to enhance your home with voice control. It's quick to set up, compact and operates seamlessly with Alexa. Additionally, its understated design blends with any home decor. However, it isn’t the best option for those who prefer Siri or Google Assistant. 

The ideal user for this plug desires added convenience and hands-free control over their home devices and appliances. If you're already invested in the Alexa ecosystem or are seeking an effortless entry into smart home technology, the Amazon Smart Plug is an excellent choice.

Quality 5

The build quality is top-notch.

Performance 4

All its features work well, but it’s only compatible with Alexa.

Accurate Product Claims  5

It was just as simple to set up and use as Amazon claims.

Ease of Setup 5

Setup is as quick as connecting it to the Alexa app and plugging it in.

Appearance 5

It features a compact, understated design that doesn’t block other sockets.