I am trying to update my smart plug's firmware so that I can connect them to Google Assistant. I noticed that the Remote Control option was off. When I tried to turn it on, the device claimed, "Your device has no interent. Please make sure your device is installed on a workable network..." which isn't right because I can toggle it with my phone, which is hooked up to my home network. So, I thought it was just needed a firmware update. When using the kasa app, the device fails to update the firmware from 1.2.9 to 1.5.1.
I am on Android 9 build PQ1A.181205.002.A1
using Kasa 18.104.22.1686
I signed out and then back in. When I signed back in, all my devices that I had just added where gone. I had to hold down the smart plug's button in order to reset it and make it flash organe and blue.
As an additional note, even though I authorized my account via Google Home with the TP-link Kasa service, it does not show up under my linked services. I'm not sure if this is because Google doesn't see any devices under my account or because the app is broken.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.