Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices

Re:Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices
2022-04-27 13:16:48

  @InvisibleTouch I just spoke to KASA support last week about issues with a hs200 switch and inquired about the TAPO line as I wanted a remote switch/button.  It is not available yet but they did not mention anything about it being incompatible, so I am glad I saw this thread as I was about to purchase more of the Kasa switches.  I agree that the company is not managing this well.

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Re:Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices
2022-05-04 20:15:58

  @Kevin_Z 

"The Kasa and Tapo are two different product lines/Intelligent House Systems"

 

Only in hypothetical abstraction theory.

 

I have a HS110, and a P110

 

As a home user, as far as I'm concerned, they both monitor and log how much electricity I'm using on the socket. They're practically the same task, and you've named them near the same model except for the letters used (HS vs P).

 

You've forced me to install two different apps and login to two different apps, to do the exact same thing, they share the same functionality.

 

The only difference is the software, perhaps the protocols behind the scenes (which can still be hidden to the user but presented in the same app) and that you've 'end of lined' the HS110.

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Re:Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices
2022-05-28 01:32:18

  @Kevin_Z   That's ridiculous.  I now have older TP

Indoor cameras running in my house that use a tpCamera iPhone app, external wireless cameras that run on the Kasa app. My TPlink mesh system requires a separate Deco app and now you have a new Tapo line that requires yet a fourth app.  You don't need to have  worked in software and networking space for 35 years as I hav to know that this is a terrible customer experience. 

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Re:Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices
2022-06-12 10:09:30

  @SanFranUser so glad I found this out now. Absolutely stupid decision to have 2 separate economic systems and apps to manage under one indistinct brand. 

 

Back in the box and returned.

 

Will use a generic that will manage through Google & home assistant. Was gonna use TP-LINK for cctv poe network as well as deco too but will forget that. Stupid decisions will cost them more money and one day they might actually listen to what consumers want rather than some white Johnson in an ivory tower.

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Re:Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices
2022-07-05 17:49:33

How absurd!

 

I was about to get some new cloud cameras to extend my kasa  smart home line.

Now seeing that these Tapo devices and plugs are unable to communicate via the kasa app is the so stupid and unnecessary i have no words.

 

People get these things to have an SMART HOME and to have things easy not to install 2,3 or even more apps doing he same thing!!

 

Thats it TP-Link,

 

you have lost another customer.

 

Bye

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Re:Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices
2022-09-04 13:53:30

Ridiculous. I have Kasa smart bulbs in the whole house except for my GU10 spotlights. Finally noticed GU10 bulbs are on the way, only to find they are Tapo and won't work with the Kasa app. I love TP-Link and my Deco setup is great, but unfortunately going to have to ditch my Kasa bulbs to find an ecosystem that is controllable from the one app. Really stupid business decision.

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Re:Having to run Kasa and Tapo app for different devices
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TP-Link are too lazy to develop a proper app. That is all this comes down and nothing more. 3rd party apps available for iOS at least that pick up both families. Useless company. This app is easy to

find and has paid/subscription features but it clearly shows TP-Link are just lazy and don't care about their customers.
 

watt-app search on google should find it.

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