Best Alexa smart plugs

Alexa smart plugs aren’t hard to find, but some don’t measure up as well as others.

Amazon introduced Alexa in 2014 alongside the first-generation Amazon Echo. Back then, Alexa wasn’t very helpful. Amazon’s smart home hub was a crude version of today’s super-intelligent and useful devices like the Amazon Echo Show 5 and Amazon Echo Show 15.

With the introduction of smart devices, you can now see who’s ringing your video doorbell, watch the kids playing in another room on an indoor/outdoor security camera, and even cook a meal using only your voice with a smart microwave. Best of all, you can plug any electrical device into a smart plug and operate it with an app or Amazon Alexa. Smart plugs are one of the more useful accessories on the market. With one in use, you can schedule your coffee pot to start at a certain time, turn lights off and on by talking to Alexa, dim the lights automatically for a movie or date night, and so much more.

If you use an Amazon smart home hub, these are the best Alexa smart plugs you can buy right now.

Amazon smart plug

Amazon Alexa smart plug

You can’t do much better than using a smart plug made just for Alexa by Amazon. The Amazon smart plug installs in seconds and automatically pairs with your smart home hub. Its compact design only takes up one outlet, and managing the plug with the Alexa app is a cinch. You can set schedules and scenes for lights, put your lighting on a timer, and turn devices off and on with your voice or a tap of your smartphone.

The Amazon Alexa smart plug is on Amazon and Best Buy

Govee smart plug

Govee smart plug white

We named this Govee smart plug one of the best you can buy. Its small, round design doesn’t block other outlets, and it has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. Voice control works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can use simple voice commands to turn any device that’s plugged in off and on, plus schedule devices to operate automatically.

Govee smart plug is available at Amazon

Kasa Ultra Mini

Kasa ultra mini smart plugs for Alexa four-pack

Kasa Ultra Mini smart plugs are compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT. If you haven’t had time to grab a smart home hub yet, these are still a great option because they do not require one. Kasa plugs work over Wi-Fi with a free app that helps you control your outlets from anywhere. This value pack comes with four smart plugs.

Kasa Ultra Mini smart plugs are on Amazon

KMC Smart Plug Duo

KMC smart plug duo two-pack

This two-pack of smart plugs from KMC gives you four independently controllable outlets. Use Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or your smartphone to put your outlets on a schedule and turn them on and off with a tap of your phone screen or your voice and your smart home hub. KMC outlets are UL/ETL Certified and come with a lifetime warranty.

Find this two-pack of smart plugs for Alexa at Amazon

Philips Hue smart plug

Philips Hue smart plug

If you’re already invested in the Hue system, Philips has the best Alexa smart plugs for you. Voice control works with Alexa, and with a Hue Bridge, you can schedule automations and control your outlets from anywhere in the world. The small design fits perfectly in a single outlet, never blocking the second one.

Philips Hue smart plugs are on Amazon and Best Buy

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