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Two become one: TP-Link’s two smart home brands finally use one app

Users of Tapo and Kasa smart home devices can now control them both in one app. | Image: TP-Link

Wi-Fi router manufacturer TP-Link is finally uniting its two smart home brands under one app, Tapo. The company has made smart gadgets since 2015, but confoundingly under two separate brands: Tapo and Kasa.

Both brands offer very good smart plugs, switches, lights, connected cameras, and other gadgets for relatively low prices. But confusingly, many of them look and work almost identically while requiring two separate apps to control them. This state of affairs has long frustrated users of these inexpensive devices.

After a recent update (Tapo 3.0), TP-Link is now letting users port their Kasa devices into the Tapo app. This allows you to control all your devices from one app and integrate them into any routines or automations you have…

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