The Smart Life app lets you control smart home devices from your phone. But did you know you can also use the Smart Life app on your Windows or Mac computer?
In this article, I’ll explain what the Smart Life app is and how to download and set it up on your PC.
What is the Smart Life App?
The Smart Life app is a free app created by Smart Labs. It works with lots of smart home devices like smart plugs, smart bulbs, smart switches, security cameras, sensors and more.
The app lets you control and automate these devices from your phone.
For example, you can use the Smart Life app to turn lights on or off, set schedules, get notifications if a door opens, and more – all from your phone, even when you’re away from home.
The Smart Life app works with products from brands like TP-Link, Geeni, Treatlife, etc. As long as the product works with the Smart Life app, you can control it from the app on your phone or PC.
Benefits of Using the Smart Life App on PC
There are a few advantages to using the Smart Life app on your Windows, Mac or Chromebook computer:
- Larger screen – The app is easier to use on a big computer monitor compared to a small phone screen.
- Easier typing – Typing things like usernames, passwords and labels is faster with a full keyboard.
- More control – Making changes to lots of devices is simpler with a mouse and keyboard.
So if you already use lots of Smart Life compatible devices or you’re setting up new smart home tech, using the desktop app can save you time and effort.
How to Download the Smart Life App for PC
You have two options for downloading the Smart Life app for PC – either the web app or desktop application. Here’s how to get the Smart Life app with either method:
The web app is the quickest option to access Smart Life from your computer. Just follow these steps:
- Open any web browser on your computer and go to app.smartlife.com. This will open the Smart Life web app.
- Click “Log in” if you already have an account or click “Sign up” to create a new Smart Life account.
- Log in with your username and password. The app will now sync all the Smart Life compatible devices connected to your account.
- You can now control and manage devices right from the web app.
For the full experience, you can also install the desktop app. Follow these steps:
- Open the Chrome browser and go to app.smartlife.com. Click “Windows Desktop App”.
- The installation file will download. When finished, click to open it.
- Follow the setup prompts to install Smart Life on your Windows PC.
- Once installed, the app will open automatically. Log in with your Smart Life account.
- Go to app.smartlife.com on Safari. Click “MacOS Desktop App”.
- When the ZIP file downloads, double click to unpack the application file.
- Drag the Smart Life icon into your Applications folder to install it.
- Find Smart Life under your apps and double click to open it. Log in to sync your devices.
The desktop app offers the same functions as the web version. The added benefit is it will automatically run each time you reboot your computer.
Connecting Devices to the Smart Life PC App
Before you can control devices through the Smart Life PC app, you first need to connect them to your Smart Life account. The process is the same whether you use the web app or desktop application.
Here are the general steps to add devices:
- Open the Smart Life app on your computer.
- Click “Add Device” or the “+” button. This will put the app in connecting mode.
- On the device you want to add, press the reset button or power it on and off a few times. This puts the device in connecting mode so it can sync to the app.
- After a short time, the device will appear in the app interface.
- Give the device a name like “Bedroom light” to make managing it easier.
The specific connecting steps can vary a bit depending on the brand and type of device. As long as your device works with Smart Life, the general process above applies in most cases.
Smart Life App Features and Usage
Once everything is connected, here are some of the great features you get through the PC version of the Smart Life app:
- Control devices – Check power status or turn devices on/off with a click or tap.
- Schedules – Set daily or weekly schedules to automate devices. Useful for lights, cameras, etc.
- Scenes – Control multiple devices with one tap by setting up scenes.
- Away mode – Secure your home while you’re out by randomly turning lights and electronics on and off.
- Notifications – Get alerts about opened doors, smoke alarms going off, motion detection and more.
- Voice control – Use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands to manage devices by linking your Smart Life account.
- Timers – Set countdown timers to turn different devices off after a set duration.
- Groups – Organize similar devices into groups for quicker control.
As you can see, the desktop Smart Life app provides tons of options for managing smart devices.
The larger screen makes it really simple to tap icons, adjust settings, create schedules and more. It serves as command central for your connected home.
Installing the free Smart Life app on your Windows PC, Mac or Chromebook gives you enhanced control over all your smart home technology.
With the wider display and more precise mouse/keyboard input, you can easily connect devices, create schedules and scenes, monitor your home, and command gadgets with your voice.
So for the ultimate smart home control experience, be sure to download the Smart Life desktop application from app.smartlife.com.
With the handy PC interface, managing and automating your household gadgets becomes much simpler.