Picture of the Gosund smart mini plug, in outlet, front view.

How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa

When you connect your Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa, you get many more features than when you just connect the plug to the Gosund app.  Indeed you get the ability to turn the plug on and off with voice commands if you also have an Alexa speaker.





Plus, you get advanced scheduling features, including Alexa routines such as to have the plug come on at sunset and go off at sunrise.  So if you have Alexa in your home or business, and you also have Gosund smart plugs, then we suggest that you set these up on Alexa so you can enjoy the many added conveniences.

Picture of the left front of the Gosund mini smart plug, with the Action button highlighted.
Picture of the left front of the Gosund mini smart plug, with the Action button highlighted.

How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa: Prerequisites

  1. We assume here that you’ve already set up your Gosund Mini Plug in the Gosund app.  If not, please do so at this time.  See our   Gosund Mini WiFi Outlet Setup Instructions   post for detailed instructions on how to do that. Note that Alexa will not discover your Gosund plug unless you first set up the plug in the Gosund app.
  2. Install the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
  3. Then create an Amazon account if you haven’t done so already.
  4. Run the Alexa app.
  5. Then, log into your Amazon account in the app.
  6. Be sure  your Gosund plug is connected to a working AC outlet, and is correctly linked to the same WiFi network that you’re Alexa device(s) is on.
  7. Also, the Action button on the mini plug should be dark (no flashing).  If it glows a steady red, this means that the plug is switched on.  In this case, press and release the Action button to switch the mini plug to the OFF position. If it flashes red or blue, this means that your plug is not properly connected to your home WiFi network.  If you see this, run through the plug’s setup procedure as described in step one above.
Picture of the Gosund smart mini plug, powered ON, showing the red glowing Action button highlighted.
Gosund smart mini plug, powered ON, showing the red glowing Action button highlighted.

Summary of How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa

  1. Connect your phone or tablet to your home WiFi network.
  2. Set up the Gosund Smart Mini Plug in the Gosund App
  3. Next, download and install the Alexa app for iOS or Android, depending on the smart tablet / phone you’re using.
  4. Run the Alexa app.
  5. Create an Amazon account if you don’t have one already.
  6. Next, plug the Gosund smart mini plug into a working AC outlet.
  7. Tap the Add Device button in the app.
  8. Then, make sure your mini plug is quickly flashing blue.
  9. Find the plug in the app once it finishes scanning for new devices.
  10. Next, connect the mini plug to WiFi.
  11. Make sure you can turn the plug on and off from your phone / tablet.
  12. Finally, test that you can control the plug with your voice.  Use the name assigned to the plug.  In this example, Alexa assigned our smart plug the name Mini Smart Plug 5.




How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa

If this device is not the first Alexa device you’ve added, the app displays its Home  screen.  In this scenario, we’re using the iOS version of the Alexa app.

1. Find the Alexa App on your Phone or Tablet

Screenshot of the iOS home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted. Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa.
iOS Home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted

2. Bring up the Alexa App

Tap the Alexa app icon to run the app.  You should next see the Alexa app Home screen.  It looks similar to the following.

Picture of the Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Home- screen, with the -Main Menu- button highlighted.
The Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Home- screen, with the -Main Menu- button highlighted.

3. Bring Up the Main Menu

Find this called out by the green arrow in the last picture.  It’s near the top left corner of the screen, as shown.

Hitting the menu button brings up the Alexa app’s main menu, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app showing its -Main Menu- with the -Add Device- item circled. Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa.
The Alexa app showing its -Main Menu- with the -Add Device- item circled.

4. Tap the Add Device Item to Continue with How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa

Find the Add Device item near the top of the main menu, as circled in the last picture.

Tapping this item brings up the What Type of Device are you Setting Up?   prompt, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app, showing its -What Type of Device are you Setting Up- page, with the -Plug- item circled.
The Alexa app, showing its -What Type of Device are you Setting Up- page, with the -Plug- item circled.

5. Tap the Plug Item

Find the Plug item in the lower left edge of the What Type of Device are you Setting Up? page, as circled in the last picture.





Tapping this item brings up the   What Brand is your Plug   screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app displaying its -What brand is your plug?- page, with the -Other- item circled.
The Alexa app displaying its -What brand is your plug?- page, with the -Other- item circled.

6. Next, Tap the Other Item

We tap Other because as of this writing, Gosund plugs are not listed on this screen. So, find the Other item at the bottom of the brand list.  You may have to scroll down the list to see it.

Tapping this item then brings up the Connect your Device to Alexa page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app, showing its -Connect your Device to Alexa- page, with the -Discover Devices- button circled.
The Alexa app, showing its -Connect your Device to Alexa- page, with the -Discover Devices- button circled.

7. Tap the Discover Devices Button to Continue with How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa

Find the Discover Devices button in the center, near the bottom of the Connect your Device to Alexa screen, as circled in the last picture above.

Tapping this button starts a scan for any new devices, and then brings up the   1 Plug Found and Connected   screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the The Alexa app displaying its -Plug Found and Connected- page, with the -Set Up Device- button circled. Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa.
The Alexa app displaying its -Plug Found and Connected- page, with the -Set Up Device- button circled.

8. Tap the  Set Up Device  Button

Find the  Set Up Device  button in the center, near the bottom of the Plug Found screen, as circled in the last picture above.

Tapping this button then brings up the  Add your Plug to a Group  page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app showing its -Add Plug to Group- page with the -Skip- button circled.
The Alexa app showing its -Add Plug to Group- page with the -Skip- button circled.

9. Next, Tap the  Skip  Button

We’re not going to add this plug to any groups at this time.  So press and release the Skip button.  Find it in the center, near the bottom of the Add your plug to a group  screen, as circled in the last picture above.





Tapping the Skip button then brings up the Plug is Set Up and Ready to Use screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app, displaying its -Plug is Set Up and Ready to Use- page, with the -Done- button circled.
The Alexa app, displaying its -Plug is Set Up and Ready to Use- page, with the -Done- button circled.

10. Tap the Done Button to Continue with How to Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa

Find the Done button in the center, near the bottom of the  Plug is Set Up and Ready to Use  screen, as circled in the last picture above.

Tapping Done then brings up the Devices page.

Note the green dot that appears under the Plugs button.  This means that a new plug has been added to your Alexa connected devices list.  To see the new plug, follow the next step.

11. Tap the Plugs Button

The Plugs page then displays as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app, displaying its -Plugs- screen, with the -Mini Smart Plug 5- item circled.
The Alexa app, displaying its -Plugs- screen, with the -Mini Smart Plug 5- item circled.

Note our new plug, circled in green, called Mini Smart Plug 5.

12. Done with Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa !

If you see your new plug listed, then connection to Alexa was successful, and you can now control it either from the Alexa app, or with voice commands that you speak to one of your Alexa Echo speakers.  You must have at least one speaker linked to the same account as your Gosund mini smart plug, in order to control it with your voice.

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References for Connect Gosund Mini Smart Plug to Alexa

  1. Alexa Devices Website
  2. Gosund Store Website

Revision History

  • 2020-05-08: Added more tags.
  • 2020-02-17: First published.
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