WeMo for Pc

  • Category: Utilities
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-08
  • Current version: 1.22
  • File size: 75.36 MB
  • Developer: Belkin International, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing WeMo on your Windows PC

Download WeMo for Windows: WeMo is an Utilities App, developed by Belkin International, Inc.. The Utilities App was officially released 2012-05-10. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Belkin International, Inc., with the latest current version being 1.22 which was officially released on 2018-11-08. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 55,955 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using WeMo on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install WeMo on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use WeMo for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type WeMo in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on WeMo application icon. A window of WeMo will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the WeMo icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About WeMo

Developer Description

With the Wemo App, you can control all of your Wemos from anywhere in the world on your iOS devices. Wemo is the simple way to a smarter home. Download the Wemo app and control your lights, appliances, or a whole room from your couch, coffee shop, or the Caribbean. HELLO HANDS-FREE CONTROL Pair your Wemo Mini, Light Switch, Insight, or Switch with Amazon Echo or Google Home and you can control your lights, your appliances, or a whole room without having to lift a finger. NEVER COME HOME TO A DARK HOUSE You can schedule your lights to be on during specific hours, or simply sync lights and devices to the sun automatically. LOOK LIKE YOU’RE HOME EVEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT Enable the “Away Mode” feature and your lights will turn on and off randomly, making it look like you’re home even when you’re not. WEMO WORKS WITH NEST When paired with Nest's Thermostat, Nest's "home" and "away" modes can sync with your Wemo devices for automatic control. Nest can tell Wemo when you're home or away, so your fan can turn off to save energy when the house is empty. Or your lights can turn on automatically when you walk in the door. INTEGRATE WEMO WITH IFTTT "If This, Then That" is a free web-based service that opens up an amazing array of possibilities for your Wemo devices. Visit IFTTT.com to find "recipes" for making Wemo Mini turn lights on and off based on real-world events, send you push notifications about device activity, and much more. These are just some of the things you can do with the Wemo app. To see what else Wemo can do, visit www.wemo.com For the latest Wemo Device GPLv2 Open Source Code please visit: http://www.belkin.com/us/support-article?articleNum=51238

App Reviews

  • 20 Wemo’s functioning well

    By Secureone60
    I bought several outlet switches in 2015. I did have some difficulty getting them to program and function well. But I really liked the idea of not having to purchase a main hub or controller. And once programmed, they worked very well. In 2017, I built a new home. I have twenty Wemo devices. They were east to install and program. My biggest problem was poor internet connectivity. Once I resolved my internet issues, they have worked well. I have all the features active, from schedules to sunset to sunrise and connected to Alexa. I do keep my firmware updated too. I have noticed that on some occasions, I don’t see a few devices. In the app, top left corner, there is a refresh or check button. Once I hit that button, it checks all devices and they all appear. Is it a flawless product? No, but what it does do and how it actually works is so very cool. Just think about the automation control via Alexa. I control lights, ceiling fans and shop tools. I did discover that my router did not cover my House well. I added a range extender and that solved all my connectivity issues. I would recommend this product. I have a lot invested in the Wemo products now. I will be adding more.

    By Demo56
    I work for a major electronics company, and these things are getting returned everyday, I’ve had this light switch for a year and it’s worked for about 2 months out of that year. When I call wemo they try to tell me that there is something wrong with my internet and blame everything under the sun except their product.. let me just tell you that I’ve been a tech for about 10 years, have a gigabit connection, did a speed test and it came up at 896mbps and my wemo switch is 12 feet from my router, I told the wemo this and they blew it off. Recently they put out a new update that has made ALL of their products cease to work. This is something wemo acknowledges, this is something that in my major chain technology company got confirmation of.. this is the worst product I’ve ever seen in my 16 years of working in the technology company. They basically stole my money and if I don’t get a full refund on these products I am calling my personal friend at foxnews consumer reports to run a story on this scam of a product.. expected better from Belkin. I’ll never purchase another one of their products again, not because their product doesn’t work right but because of the way I was treated trying to find a solution. DO NOT BUY, PLEASE READ, PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE, SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GET TP Link or Samsung, got a TP link light switch, took 30 seconds to set up and hasn’t disconnected once. PLEASE READ!!!!!
  • Too buggy

    By Mholmes0073
    I have several wemo switches and a couple plugs. The idea is great but they don’t work very well. Very temperamental and buggy. App frequently crashes. And it frequently doesn’t “detect” its own devices; whether the internet is up or not; sometimes even while I’m looking at it in the app and it just did. No rhyme or reason. Any time the internet goes out it’s a crapshoot as to whether they’ll reconnect or I’ll have to manually reconnect them. Not all of them do the same thing. Some reconnect, some do not. Recently I upgraded my router. Kept the same provider, network name, and password. Everything else wifi in the house automatically reconnected when I got it all set up. Not the wemo switches or plugs. I. Had. To. Reset. Each. One. Individually. The process for resetting them is temperamental and buggy and often doesn't work as it’s supposed to. It’s hit or miss whether the switch broadcasts its own wifi signal (something necessary for a reset) or not, no matter what you do. Very tedious and frustrating. I also have TP-Link smart plugs in the house and it’s a world of difference. Haven’t had any problems witj them at all. Not even one. Response time from Alexa is MUCH faster. What you’d expect from automation. Anyway, I've begun the process of replacing the wemo switches with TP-LINK switches. I wouldn’t recommend wemo devices.
  • This app was better in earlier versions

    By scottilla72
    This app doesn't necessarily "crash," but it forgets everything any time you switch to another app (or lock your phone) then come back to it. Earlier versions were much better (or maybe faster) at recalling the status of your devices. You can no longer simply open the app (or even switch over to it from the background) and turn off your lights. The icons all spin in orange, and sometimes you have to refresh a time or two before all devices are as they should be (devices that are off show as on, some that are on show as off, some are "not found," even if the icon on the device itself says it's connected). Super inconvenient. That's my only complaint. It's a simple app, does what it should (after it "finds" everything again), and does make some of my needs really handy (whole house fan, backyard lighting, BBQ area lighting, etc). This problem wasn't there in earlier versions of the app. It has slowly regressed to where it is now. C'mon programmer guys n gals, put your heads together and clean this one up. Love everything else about this product and app. Thank you in advance!
  • Forget about remote access

    By MexText
    Updated comment: Well my WEMO switches and light switch still don’t work properly. The problem is usually after a power loss, which is something I can’t control. But I’ve learned something over these past few weeks (And after many headaches). I am fortunate enough to have a VPN to my remote location and after a power loss I have been able to access my modem and router and have found that the Wemos DO connect to the Wi-Fi but they are not visible from the app. The worst part is that despite the fact that they are connected to the router, they do not implement the rules. Wouldn’t it be smart if Belkin made it so the Wemos would implement rules after a power loss!? Something that would seem to be pretty simple! This would solve my issue! Meanwhile Belkin continues to ignore my requests for assistance! Original comment: If what you want is a DEPENDABLE way to remotely manage your home or a second property, WEMO is probably NOT it. Yes it works sometimes but not all the time. When you’re dealing with your home’s security, sometimes is not good enough. And to make matters worse, Belkin completely ignores my requests for assistance. Don’t sell products that you can’t support!
  • It flat out works.

    By Vette z06
    All negative reviews are either competitors or people who just don’t get it. I’m sure there are a few lemons out there as with any consumer product, but this Wemo app and product work great. I will say there are some cheaper alternatives out on the market now, but I prefer the incredible reliability of Wemo. If the WiFi goes out and for some crazy reason they disconnect from your WiFi or you change your WiFi, my two newer switches connect automatically, my four older ones will not. I think this is where people have issues reconnecting. You need to actually pull the switch from the outlet and wait 30 seconds before plugging it back in. Before plunging it back in, hold the reset button and hold for five seconds while plugging it in. This should take care of the issue and your WiFi will be able to locate your Wemo switch. From there just follow the directions on your phone/tablet.
  • Impressive Software Upgrades

    By dB decibel
    I use built-in light switches (wall switches) and also plug-in modules. I use most of them for controlling lights and use one for controlling a water pump. I like the feature for pre-programming control of my lights. I set the lights to be on at dusk so that the house is lit up when I arrive home after dark and also so the house has a lived-in look when I’m not home. The process used for programming when to turn lights on & off is intuitive and easy. Changing the on/off times, such as for shifting the on time later or earlier, is particularly easy. I love that I can quickly turn lights on & off from my phone anytime I have an Internet connection. I use that capability on days when I get up before sunrise. I then use my ever-present phone to turn on a light for my stairway and also one in my kitchen so I have a well lit route to my kitchen even before I start walking. I also use the capability when I’m away from the house, such as on vacation, to randomly turn on & off lights to give my house a truer lived-in look than is provided by the lights controlled by on/off timers, i.e., more variety/randomness. I am particularly impressed with how Belkin provides updates to the WeMo software. The updates are usually for making the system more secure from outsider snooping or attacks. Bravo to Belkin for providing such conscientious support!
  • Impossible.

    By Silverwolfy
    This is legitimately the first review of an app and product I’ve written. The WeMo app and WeMo Mini Plug are the stuff of nightmares and I hope that this will prevent you from buying it. I’ve spent 3.5 hours trying to set this thing up and an hour on chat with Belkin support, and it still does not work. I’ve restarted literally every point of connection this thing has and it still fails to set up properly. The app crashes constantly and needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled to even attempt setup again. The device tries to connect and the app drops it. The support technician was nice and tried to help, but the product and app are clearly flawed when the device and the app that are meant to go together can’t even hold a connection. I’ve got Echo Dots and Philips Hue Lights at home and those devices go through a similar set up (connect to the device’s WiFi, then get redirected to your normal WiFi). Those devices took 15 minutes max to set up. Maybe that’s a high bar, but 3.5 hours is at least 3 hours too many for a simple smart plug. If you don’t want to waste an eighth of your day, don’t buy WeMo.
  • Continuing connection issues

    By RJHOwen
    Bought the Wemo Link and two LED bulbs as a package for use in our front porch lights. Easy set up with the app, set up the rule for auto on/off, and I thought everything was settled. Several months later we had a power outage from a storm, and found that it had also reset the “rule” (lights stayed on). Tried resetting the rule, and that worked for several months. Wake up one morning to find that one of the light bulbs won’t turn off, and doesn’t appear in the app anymore. Tried resetting both the app and the Link, but no success. Ended up buying two new LIFX bulbs that are both HomeKit and Alexa compatible for the front porch, and tried moving the still-connecting bulb inside as an “out-of-town” timed/rule lamp. Unfortunately, while the Link still connects to the app, now the second bulb doesn’t. Also tried contacting support several times for help (both via email and through the app), but the only response referred me to existing FAQ and didn’t offer any other resolution. At this point I’m giving up on Wemo.
  • The update ruined everything

    By CaptnJD
    One autumn evening I realized that my lights didn't turn on when I arrived home. I checked my phone and noticed the greyed out wemo icon with the white pie chart slowly filling up inside of the rounded square. A few days later, still nothing, my "smart plugs" weren't communicating with IFTTT... I opened the app and saw a friendly new interface! I figured I just had to set up the switches again like before. And I have been trying ever since... It's been weeks. So to clarify, I am a college student and we have really "secure" wifi and this is constantly causing problems with smart home devices like Google Homes, Chromecasts and Wemo switches.. HOWEVER you can still connect every other smart device. Now with the EXCEPTION of Wemo devices. I had tried countless times to reconnect them to my college wifi and still nothing. I don't know what you guys did or forgot to do in the update, but my switches worked before it and now they don't.. so I have to wait a whole year before actually being able to use them.. For now they are just useless white rectangles jutting out of my outlets. Thanks Wemo...