We have received many questions about using smart plugs to control TV’s. While you can plug TV’s into smart plugs and set schedules to power them off and control access, there are a few caveats to consider.
Can A Smart Plug Turn On A TV?
No, unfortunately when you shut off a TV they typically go into standby mode. Using a smart plug with your TV completely shuts off the power to the TV and takes it out of standby mode. This requires the TV to be manually powered back on, which can’t be accomplished with a smart plug.
Even though you can’t turn on your TV via smart plug, it doesn’t mean that that they are totally useless when it comes to controlling your TV. Smart plugs are still helpful when paired with TV’s as they allow you to control access via schedules. For example, you can have the power off on your TV during certain times of the day so that your children aren’t staring at the screen all day. When it comes time for them to turn it on, they can still do so via the remote that they are so accustomed to.
Best Smart Plugs For Controlling Your TV
|Smart Plug Works with Alexa Google Assistant for Voice Control, Teckin Mini Smart Outlet Wifi plug with Timer Function, No Hub Required, White FCC ETL Certified (4 pack)||Prime||View Now|
|Wemo Mini Smart Plug, WiFi Enabled, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant & Apple HomeKit||Prime||View Now|
|Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link,Smart Home WiFi Outlet works with Alexa,Echo&Google Home,No Hub Required,Remote Control,12 Amp,UL certified,4-Pack (HS103P4)||Prime||View Now|
|WiFi Smart Plug - Smart Outlets Work With Alexa, Google Home & IFTTT, Aoycocr Remote Control Plugs with Timer Function,ETL/FCC/Rohs Listed Socket, White(1 Pack)||Prime||View Now|
|Smart Plug Gosund 16A Wifi Outlet Work with Alexa Google Home,4 Pack Mini Socket with Timer Function and Overload Protection, FCC ETL Certification Only Supports 2.4GHz Network||Prime||View Now|
|Gosund Wifi Smart Plug Outlet Dual Extender Mini Work with Alexa, Google Home, with Control Independently or Together, 10A, No Hub Required, FCC Listed (2 Pack)||Prime||View Now|
|Philips Hue Smart Plug for Hue Smart Lights, Bluetooth &Hue Hub compatible||Prime||View Now|
|Smart Plug Wifi Outlet 15A Compatible With Alexa,Google Home and IFTTT, Teckin Mini Smart Socket with Schedule and Timer Function, No Hub Required,2 Pack||Prime||View Now|
|Smart Plug, USB Wall Charger, AHRISE WiFi Surge Protector with 4 USB Ports(4.8A/24W Total), 6-Outlet Extender(3 Smart Outlets), Compatible with Alexa Google Assistant for Voice Control||Prime||View Now|
|Smart Plug,KMC Smart Wifi Outlet Works with Alexa and Google Home, 2.4G Wifi Only, No Hub Required, ETL and FCC Listed 2 Pack||Prime||View Now|
|Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini by TP-Link ? Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Works with Alexa and Google (HS105 KIT)||Prime||View Now|
|meross Smart Outdoor Plug, Waterproof WiFi Outdoor Outlet, Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, SmartThings, Remote Control, Timer, FCC and ETL Certified||Prime||View Now|
|Smart Plug, JINTU Dual Wifi Outlet Socket 2 USB Charge Work with Alexa, Google, IFTTT for Smartphone, Voice Control, No Hub Required, Tuya APP Remote Control Power, Lamp, Overload Protection||Prime||View Now|