Download TP-Link Tapo for PC, Windows and OS X
Control smart devices remotely and manage them using the TP-Link Tapo app. Here’s how to download TP-Link Tapo for PC or Laptop and use it on big screens.
If you are operating multiple Tapo smart devices, you can access features remotely and manage them all using the TP-Link Tapo app. It is a surveillance client app that allows you to watch the live feed from your network devices. In this guide, we will help you download TP-Link Tapo for PC or Laptop so that you can use the app on big screens. While the app is originally designed for Android and iOS devices, it takes a little effort to install it on a PC or Laptop. On handheld devices, you can install the TP-Link Tapo app via Google Play or iTunes. As for PC or Laptop, we have explained the process in the later sections.
TP-Link Tapo App Features
Now before we get into the installation details, let’s first discuss the key features and what you get with the TP-Link Tapo app. Starting with the basics, TP-Link Tapo is basically a client application that allows you to watch the live feed from your network cameras. It is aimed at Tapo smart devices, though you can also connect devices from other manufacturers but let’s not get into that. If you have multiple Tapo smart devices installed in your homes or on your property, you can remotely access the features from anywhere anytime.
You can control the devices via Google Home or Amazon Echo, which simplifies things. There is a Present Away feature that you can turn on while going out to make it seem like someone is home. Also, there is a time option where you can set countdown time to automatically turn On/Off the devices. It like scheduling the devices at your convenience. As for the app, it is quite easy to set up and use. Moreover, the user-friendly UI makes it easy for you to add or configure devices.
In short, if you have multiple Tapo smart devices installed, the best way to manage them is through the TP-Link Tapo app. It is a free-to-use app and you can get it on handheld devices via app stores. You can also download TP-Link Tapo for PC on Windows and Mac devices, following the sections below.
TP-Link Tapo PC Download
When it comes to surveillance or client applications that work with the network cameras, the bigger the screen you run them on, the better the chances to observe the details. And therefore, you might want to install the TP-Link Tapo app on your PCs or Laptops. Note that you cannot install the app on PC or Laptop as you do on handheld devices. The reason? TP-Link Tapo is designed for Android and iOS OS whereas PC/Laptop runs Windows or OS X. Having said that, you can overcome this hurdle via Emulators.
How to set up an Android Emulator
For those of you who haven’t come across Emulators, these are basically virtual machines that install the Android OS as a third-party app on your PCs or Laptops. Once you have an Android OS platform set and running, you can easily install and use TP-Link Tapo app on big screens. For ease, we have listed the instructions in the sections below to help you with the process.
- The very first thing you need is to download the Emulator you see fit.
- On Windows, you can download BlueStacks 4 using the links below.
- If you are using Mac, you can get the Nox Player using the link below.
- Next, install the emulator on your PC or Laptop.
- To set up the Emulator, sign in using your Google Account. If you do not have one, you can sign up for it for free.
Install TP-Link Tapo for PC and Laptop
- Launch the Emulator and Open the Play Store in it.
- In the play store search bar, type “TP-Link Tapo” without quotes and press the Enter key.
- Next, install the TP-Link Tapo app via the Emulator.
- Once installed, you will find TP-Link Tapo under the All Apps section of Emulator. That’s it.
While running TP-Link Tapo PC on big screens, keep in mind that it will not work system-wide and you must open it inside the BlueStacks or Nox Player.
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