Smart Life App


If you are like most smart home enthusiasts you’ve accumulated smart plugs, switches & outlets from different vendors and every vendor has their own smart app to control them.  Nobody wants to open 3 apps on their phone to turn on a lamp a ceiling fan and a light, there’s 2 solutions to that problem.  The hardware solution is to install a smart hub, the fast and easy solution is to install a software smart app like Smart Life.  The software hub apps tend to have less functionality in them but will still cover the basics.

Smart Life app is easy to install and easy to connect your devices.  If you are only interested in the basic light timers to turn some lights off and on at times of day or events like sunrise/sunset plus the ability to turn devices on and off from your phone without getting off the couch then Smart Life is a good choice.

The app is available on most phones manufactured in the last 4-5 years, free to download and easy to setup.  Platforms include the usual Android & iOS but wait, there’s more, there’s an app available for Chrome so you can use it on your desktop, laptop or chromebook!  Desktop apps for smart home automation are rare, but don’t get too excited because their chrome app is really just an emulator for their mobile app.  Desktop is clunky at best due to the emulator platform it runs on.  It’s worth mentioning that there is a sibling app called Tuya Smart App, both are made by the same manufacturer of IoT chips that are installed in thousands of smart devices, however Smart Life app is has far more downloads on both stores than Tuya, probably due to the better name of the app, so just stick with Smart Life.

Reccently Smart Life dropped support for IFTTT, which was one of the best advanced features of the app.  Without IFTTT we have dropped some stars off their ratings.

Smart Life Install

  • go to your favorite app store, Android or Apple
  • Click on the Install/Get App button, wait a minute for the install to complete.
  • Open the app, then Signup – You can signup manually or through an existing gmail/apple id
  • You’re done and ready to add devices

Smart Life Add Device

  • Open Smart Life app and tap the ‘+’ icon on the top right.
  • Connect your device to a power source and make sure the led/lights turn on.
  • There are two options to detect your smart device — Auto Scan and Add Manually.
    • Auto Scan – you’ll need to change your smrt device (plug/light/switch/etc) into discoverable mode then proceed with the Auto Scan. If your smart device is activated and connected to the right wireless network, Smart Life will find it then proceed to the next step.
    • Manual Mode – Scroll by category then find your device in the list.  The built in wizard will take you through the next steps which vary by device.
  • You may have to enter your wireless network password, also check which frequency your devices support because many devices don’t support 5.0GHz.
  • Next, confirm your network and tap “Connect Now”. Choose the Smart Life app network in your phone settings — labelled ‘SmartLife-xxxx’ — and go back to the Smart Life app.
  • The app can take 1+ minutes to configure your device, be patient.
  • You’re done connecting your device, move onto the next Voice Assistant setup.

Amazon Alexa & Smart Life App Setup

  • Open Amazon Alexa app on your phone, go to Menu -> Skills.
  • Search for “Smart Life”.
  • Choose Smart Life then “Enable”.
  • Select your country and enter your Smart Life app account credentials, then tap Link Now -> Authorize.
  • Alexa & Smart Life are connected, tap “Done”.
  • Tap “Discover Devices” in Alexa to import your Smart Life app devices.
  • Any discovered Smart Life devices will now appear in Alexa under your Devices.
  • You’re done connecting Alexa, test it by saying “Alexa turn on my Den Lamp”.

Google Assistant & Smart Life App Setup

  • Open Google Home app on your phone, go to Menu -> Home Control.
  • Tap “+” icon to add new devices/apps.
  • Choose Smart Life in the Device/Apps list.
  • Choose your country and enter your Smart Life app account credentials then tap Link Now.
  • Google Home will find Smart Life app devices then prompt you to “Assign Rooms”.
  • Any discovered Smart Life devices will now appear in your Home Control page.
  • You’re done connecting Google Home, test it by saying “Hey Google turn on my Den Lamp”.

Microsoft Cortana & Smart Life App Setup

  • Open Microsoft Cortana app on your phone, go to Menu -> Notebook -> Connected Home.
  • Tap to “Enable Connected Home”.
  • Sign in using your Microsoft account credentials.
  • Tap “Smart Life” in the search bar.
  • Choose Smart Life then sign into your Smart Life app.
  • Microsoft Cortana will discover your Smart Life app devices and import them.
  • You’re done connecting Microsoft Cortana, test it by saying “Cortana turn on my Den Lamp”.

Smart Life App – Device Compatibility

This is a small list of devices confirmed to be compatible with Smart Life App.  There are hundreds more compatible products, if you would like another one added to our list please drop us a line on our Contact Page.

The above is a partial list of Smart Life compatible devices.  If you see one missing from the list please let us know @ Contact Us.

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