7 Ways To Fix Kasa Plug Not Responding To Google Home.

Kasa plug
Kasa plug

Google Home integration is very popular as it makes it easier for people to manage their smart devices, which is why many users control their Kasa plug using this third-party app.

When you’ve your Kasa plug paired with this voice assistant, you can turn on and off all gadgets associated with that outlet using voice commands without having to open the main app.

But an issue that many users have reported with this integration and are looking for a solution to is why the Kasa plug sometimes stops responding to Google Home.

In this article, our main topic will be about the solutions that you can try to troubleshoot the Kasa plug when it’s not working with Google Home.

How To Fix Kasa Plug Not Responding To Google Home?

Before jumping into the solutions, let me tell you that there are some reasons that lead to this problem like connectivity issues, outdated apps, and internal errors within the app or the device itself.

Solution 1: Power Cycle The Kasa Plug.

The first thing to do when you notice that the plug is not responding to your voice commands is to restart it.

This troubleshooting tip is very effective as it can fix temporary internal errors existing in the outlet which will fix the connection between the Kasa plug and the voice assistant.

Power cycling your outlet will also improve the performance of the outlet to keep it running smoothly.

All you have to do is unplug the Kasa plug from the wall outlet and wait 60 seconds, then plug it back in.s

Solution 2: Reboot Your Router.

If you restarted your Kasa plug and the problem still persists, then I suggest you to go and reboot your router.

This solution can be so effective, especially if the root cause of your problem is due to connectivity issues.

rebooting your router can help you fix certain internet connectivity issues, from no internet to slow wireless connections.

It can also fix internal bugs and errors existing in the router which may be the real cause of why your plug isn’t responding to Google Home.

What you need to do is unplug the router from its power source, wait 1 minute, then plug it back in.

Solution 3: Check Your Wifi Connection.

As we mentioned earlier the presence of your internet connection is important for both parties (Kasa plug and Google Home) to communicate together.

First, Make sure that your Google voice assistant is getting a stable internet connection (You can try controlling another device instead of the Kasa plug using Google Home to see if it works normally).

Also, check if your Internet subscription hasn’t yet expired.

If all is well, open the Kasa app and access to your plug settings, then go to the network info and check if your device is properly connected to the Wifi.

If you notice that your outlet isn’t getting a stable Wifi connection, check out this post: “7 tips to fix Kasa smart plug not connecting to Wifi”.

Solution 4: Check If Your Kasa App is Working.

The Kasa app is the platform the Kasa smart plug is configured on, so if this app isn’t working properly, this could be the main reason why the plug isn’t responding to Google Home.

The Kasa app can stop working due to many reasons including internal app errors, connectivity issues, corrupted cache, outdated app and many more.

I have already written a detailed article on how to fix the Kasa app when it is not working and you can check it here.

Solution 5: Update Your Google Home app.

The next solution that I suggest is to update your Google Home app, this is crucial because an outdated app can’t adapt to new changes which may cause compatibility issues.

An outdated Kasa app may also work with low performance and may crash or freeze when you open it.

So the only solution here is to update your Google Home app and here’s how to do it:

Here’s how to do it on Android:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap Menu, then my apps & games.
  3. Find the Google Home app and tap Update.

And here’s how to update it on IOS devices:

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. At the bottom right of the screen, tap Search.
  3. Tap your account.
  4. Find the Google Home app and tap update.

Solution 6: Readd The Kasa Account To The Home App.

If the previous tip didn’t work, then I recommend deleting the Kasa account from the Google Home app and then re-reading it.

This process is easy to implement and can resolve your issue and get both parties working together again.

Here are the instructions to follow in order to remove the Kasa account from the Home app:

  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap on the “+” icon at the top left corner.
  3. Select Set up a device, then choose “Works with Google”.
  4. On the account listed press “TP-Link Kasa” and select Unlink account.
  5. A popup message will appear, tap on Unlink.

After that, add your Kasa account to the Home app again and here is an article explaining how to do it: “How to connect Kasa to Google Home?”.

Solution 7: Reset The Kasa Smart Plug.

The last solution in our article is to reset the Kasa smart plug and get it back to its original factory settings.

A factory reset is another easy to implement process and it can solve internal glitches, bugs and errors that are leading your Kasa plug and Google Home to this kind of issue.

Here’s how to reset the Kasa Plug:

  1. Hold down the Power button until the indicator light blinks slowly and then rapidly.
  2. The rapid flashing shows the device is reset and is now in setup mode.
  3. Now start the setup process all over again.


All of the solutions mentioned above will help you get your Kasa smart plug and Google Home working again, so make sure you’ve implemented them properly.

For any questions, you can contact the Tp-link Kasa team on through email or directly via a phone call.

Adam B