New Kasa Application Launching

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New Kasa App Launching!


Hey Kasa Users! Yes, You!


We have some huge news for everyone regarding our Kasa platform! TP-Link has released a completely redesigned version of the Kasa app, bringing much-requested features and quality-of-life upgrades. (**cough*moresmartactions*cough**).


We recommend that everyone update their application from either the google play store  as soon as the update is available to them so that you can take advantage of the new features as soon as possible. Once you update your TP-Link ID to use the new application, you will be prompted on other devices using the same TP-Link ID, to also update their applications to take advantage of the new features.


The team has already had the opportunity to test the functionality of the new app to get acquainted with the new features and to test the overall stability of the app over the last few weeks. Below are some of the main features that we thought we should share with our users first.


If you find any added functionality for your devices or smart home not included below, leave a comment so that other users can find the feature in their app.


Quick Feature Introduction


Smart Action Limit

While Smart Actions were one of the most powerful features in the Kasa Application, it also had the most limitations placed on it, such as limiting the number of active actions to 3, This was always one of the hottest topics amongst our users, and we are now glad to announce: The Limit of Three Smart Actions Has Been Removed! You can now create as many smart actions as you need to automate every inch of your house.


We look forward to seeing how Kasa devices can be used together to create a truly smart home!


Introduction of Multiple Homes for Kasa Devices

The Kasa Application will not allow you to sort your devices into Multiple Homes. This has been a long-requested feature from our users that have devices in a second physical location, whether it be an office, second, home or even a loved one’s house that you care for.


Note: If you were using two different TP-Link IDs to control your devices, now is the time to change to one account. (Just make sure to unlink your devices from your current TP-Link ID to ease the setup process.)

TP-Link Pro Tip: If you would like a device to be accessible from more than one home, you can create a lighting group for the devices and move the lighting group to another home. Let us know if this is a feature that you would like to see official support for in the future.




Introduction of Rooms within Individual Homes for Device Sorting

Users with devices across their entire house have always expressed how difficult it was to group and control lights for one group/room of their house at once. The new Kasa App now allows users to place their devices into separate rooms, for each separate home.




These rooms will appear as a separate tab on the main screen, providing a designated place to control the devices for one room.




Gone are the days of naming your devices with a prefix to sort devices by room.


TP-Link Pro Tip: You are now also able to change the order of device types in the Edit Menu at the bottom of the screen. You can now make your lights, cameras, plugs or switches appear at the top of each room.


NVR/Multiview for Kasa Cameras

If you have multiple Kasa Smart Cameras in your home, the new Kasa application has included a quick access screen where feeds from all active cameras can be seen at once.


Automation History

If you have ever wondered, why is that light on? You can now find the answer to your question in the device and activity history pages of the new Kasa App. This will allow you to trace what automation triggered a device to act or can help you keep track of the automations throughout your Smart Home.




Redesigned Automation and Routine Creation

With the revived focus on home automation and Smart Actions, the application also ships with a new method of configuring Smart Actions and Routines.

When creating an automation from scratch, the application now embraces a When and Then method for creating automations. We hope that this format will be more familiar to our users and will allow users to easily see what devices can operate as triggers and which can operate as actions.


Featured Actions:

If you would like to use the older flow for creating Automations, where a device is first selected, you can do this by creating a Smart Action based on one of the featured actions. These featured actions allow for automations to be quickly created based on templates for common situations


With all the different options that the new system introduces, we look forward to seeing how our users find ways to automate their homes.


Newly Found Additions (Post Yours Below)

Auto Off Timer Increase

The Timer for the AutoOff Function for Smart Devices has been increased from 180 minutes to up to 24 hours.


Manual Sorting of Scenes and Devices By Product Category


Customization of Preset Lighting Effects



Patch Notes for Device Firmware Updates





I set one on my end and am not seeing a similar behavior.


It may be a bug in your installation, so try reinstalling the Kasa App.


When initially configuring the Smart Action there is also an option to set the effective time, while it does show always I would try to change this setting to allow the smart action through or just to toggle it to a time and then back to Always.



I would also double-check that all of the devices are marked as available and take action when running the Smart Actions. If a device is offline, or can't be controlled, it may be erroring out. I would recommend trying to avoid using the Light groups in your Smart action to see if this fixes the behavior (lighting groups add another thing that must be considered when running a smart action)

I tried your suggestions & they didn't work.  I deleted the Smart Actions & went back to putting sunrise/sunset schedules on each bulb.  That takes about 20 seconds per bulb, & in my experience, is totally reliable.


I will try smart actions again on the next Kasa app release.

Can'r exit from a camera view... 

I love new updates... but I hate them when my phone out of the blue decides to not remember my login and password, due to some sort of update where they update security a bit. I also am not a fan of finding out that my password I have always used, suddenly doesn't even work and forces me to change it. I do realize security and the like, but assuming I am at a good point for doing such a thing vs actually just wanting to use one of my devices before sitting down to a session of "lets make a new password and get that stored in all my other devices and users needing such a thing", is a total pain. 

I also fail to understand why on the other updates you do that didn't update your authentication system, that I loose my link to Alexa and have to add that back every update. 

Why not do an upgrade a bit less hostile? Seems the norm for phone apps is to just dump the password and make you try to get it back. So I have had to start using google so I can at least use that password manager to find it when remote, but when they totally dump your password that was good..    wow...   Glad it wasn't my garage door app. 



Until very recently, one could create a smart action where the "when" & "then" parts referenced the same device.


This was a very good idea.  It allowed me to create smart actions that automatically turned:


  1. Off a bathroom fan, 20 minutes after it had been switched on.
  2. On a switch that had inadvertently been turned off, 5 seconds later.  This is useful to keep outside lights on, or to keep a horse water trough heater on, to avoid freezing.


Unfortunately, someone at Kasa thought this was a bad diea (or never thought how it could be used), & disabled "when" & "then" parts referencing the same device.


PLEASE restore this functionality!!!