Vivint Smart Home

Vivint Smart Home for Pc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-15
  • Current version: 18.10.400
  • File size: 188.03 MB
  • Developer: Vivint
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Vivint Smart Home on your Windows PC

Download Vivint Smart Home for Windows: Vivint Smart Home is an Lifestyle App, developed by Vivint. The Lifestyle App was officially released 2013-11-20. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Vivint, with the latest current version being 18.10.400 which was officially released on 2018-10-15. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 15,429 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Vivint Smart Home 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 Vivint Smart Home 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 Vivint Smart Home for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Vivint Smart Home in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Vivint Smart Home application icon. A window of Vivint Smart Home 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 Vivint Smart Home 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 Vivint Smart Home

Developer Description

The Vivint Smart Home app is a complete smart home control system that connects doorbell cameras, security cameras, smart thermostats, door & window sensors, smoke detectors, and more into a single user interface. Our simple, intuitive app eliminates the need to switch between different home control apps or walk through the house flipping switches by hand. With the Vivint Smart Home app, you get to live more and manage less. Note: Vivint Smart Home SkyControl panel and service subscription required. Call 877.788.2697 for free installation. With the Vivint Smart Home app, you can: • Arm home security systems from bed to sleep more peacefully • Optimize climate controls for comfort and energy savings at once • See and speak with front-door visitors from anywhere with Vivint Doorbell Camera • Remotely lock and unlock doors for visitors with Vivint Smart Locks • Get mobile notifications when garage or front door are left open • Operate garage doors from anywhere within cellular or Wi-Fi networks • Make sure kids arrive home from school with the Ping indoor camera Note: If you're looking for the app that supports the Vivint Go!Control Panel, search and download the "Vivint Classic" app. This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1. More information about FFmpeg, LGPLv2.1, and Vivint's usage of FFmpeg can be found in the app under Support -> Licenses.

App Reviews

  • *Edit #2* Orientation on iPad

    By Presdad12
    Is there a reason that the app is not compatible with landscape mode on an iPad? It would be great to use it as a secondary touchscreen mounted in another room of the house. All of my other smart home apps have the ability to work in portrait or landscape mode. Please work on this, Vivint. Thanks for fixing the issue I stated below regarding the cropped screen. Not sure yet about the Nest functionality. I updated the panel to 3.10 so I’ll have to give it a few more days or weeks before I can tell. I’m glad you guys added support on the app and the panel for Philips Hue lights but what about adding it for the Apple Watch? Any idea when this might be updated?? Thanks in advance! I’m pretty sure the “fix” you guys did for the iPhone X has caused an issue with the resolution on all other iPhones. Whenever I pull up a camera now, the image is lowered at the top and cut off at the bottom. Please fix this for users who haven’t made the leap to the X. Also, I consistently lose connectivity to my Nest. I have talked to tech support and performed a reboot on the Sky Panel at least 6 times and it will work for a few weeks and then stop. It’s not my WIFI.
  • This company is a scam and doesn’t deserve 4.5 stars

    By ver01ynn
    First off I just wanted to say that these people lie. I was home one day and a salesmen came to my door and presented me with Vivint, a cutting edge security system that can control your thermometer, lights, motion detector and has a doorbell that records videos. It all sounded amazing so I decided to purchase it. The very next day the system lost WiFi, so I couldn’t even access the system while I was at work. I was told it would still record even while it was offline, which was a lie. I called the service team and was told that they couldn’t fix it. I then had to call the guy would sold me the system and he came over, told me that apparently they received a batch of faulty panels from the manufacturer and they just needed to replace it. That night a technician came over to replace the motherboard, which did not fix the issue. After about 2 hours they decided to replace it with a brand new, “hasn’t even been released to the public” smart hub panel. The seller told me that this new model wouldn’t have any issues. Only a week had passed before another issue with the smart hub panel came up. It is an inconvenience on me to have to call multiple times a month to have any issues with this system taken care of. This security system is not worth buying and I wish I never had.
  • App is great when system functions correctly

    By Birmingham44
    We absolutely love the app when the Vivint system is functioning correctly. Mainly the video doorbell constantly stops working and the Sky Panel has to be rebooted to get the video functioning again which is very annoying. Technicians have been out several times, get it working only for it to stop working again sometimes hours, days or weeks later. My guess is that the Skye panel itself may need updating because my internet/WiFi works excellently. Only this time, the video is working on the Sky Panel but not on the app. So this issue may be a problem with the app. Also, we have a 2nd indoor camera that never worked after the technicians left our home. It may stay on 30 mins or less then goes offline. I think that Vivint needs to update all video components to their system. The remaining components are stable and works perfectly. We receive a lot of package deliveries which is why we need the video doorbell to work consistently. We love the system but may consider switching to a different company that can offer comparable services on a more stable system.
  • Feeling Scammed

    By Wyverncreature
    We have had many of the same issues others here have written. Since our installation around Christmas time our system, cameras, doorbell, microphones, app, panels freezing and no reset helps, etc have never ever functioned appropriately since the minute the first install tech left!!!! We have had multiple technicians out and have notified Vivint nearly every time (exhausting, inconvenient, annoying). We have told their manager fix it or give us our money back. No response. So we call back for a repair tech. Each visit’s fixes and upgrades do nothing. We have repeatedly heard “Your home is too large, cameras are too far away”?!? Really?!? Then why sell to us telling us it will all be great?! Everything is delayed just like many here have written. We get double notifications, mics don’t work, video starts after the car has driven in or out of view. We have our doorbell on our gate. We never have gotten a live feed or live notification ever! It’s really really shady business to charge what they do and the product does not work even close to promised. Only our Nest works and that’s not even Vivint’s. Ugh! VIVINT I would like you to honor your commitment or give us a full refund and put our house back the way you found it!
  • Doesn’t function consistently to expectations

    By K9TrainerLarry
    The system is great, overall. However, there are issues that constantly pop up. The cameras are the main issue. Even though I set it for recording on movement and the sensitivity is set low enough to record when it detects objects as small as my chihuahuas, I’ll walk around in back for several minutes and when I come in to check the operation of the cameras on my iPad or iPhone, it shows under clips that the last recording was hours ago. I’d hate to have a burglary and have to rely on this system to provide authorities with evidence. The other issue is the wait time to speak with a representative when there’s a problem with the system. It took over 20 minutes on hold today to get a camera issue resolved. It’s the same excuse other companies use; higher call volume than expected. Geez! Figure it out. If your system is malfunctioning so often that you are getting such a high volume of calls, either fix the system or hire and train more reps. 20 minutes is way too long!
  • Might be the best system yet!

    By Mrs PHD
    Easy to use, makes arming the house fun! Almost everything can be controlled from the phone as well as from your Alexa or Google Devices; arming and disarming, monitoring & controlling the temperature, locking and unlocking the doors, letting the garage up and down. We also have the digital key locks, and indoor & outdoor cameras. They also provided Linksys systems to help expand the WiFi throughout the house. There are other Aps that can be used with the system to help enhance its usefulness, such as Streety to help connect with other Vivint users in the neighborhood. Easy to change the PIN numbers also, and it monitors your carbon monoxide systems also. Alerts the police, fire dept, etc. The only thing I don’t like is that all of my doors have to use a different key now. Even though we do not have it yet, it has the ability to control lighting by use of special type light bulbs. Very quick install process. Definitely worth the money.
  • Not working

    By Rosie lady
    We've had vivint for about 3 weeks but it hasn't functioned properly from the beginning. My husband has talked to service several times. They walked him through several things to no avail. A service man finally came and It worked about 3 hours. But now it's worse than ever. It hasn't clipped anything since Friday while service was here. I was on my patio with my dogs for about 15 minutes. It didn't do a thing. The doorbell video has only worked once today then it works a while and records bugs flying around and cars passing a block away but rarely records someone in the yard or at the door. They need to do something about the APP as well. That could be one of the problems too, but yet today the sky panel isn't clipping today except once 😡. We should have stayed with ADT ....JUST SAYING I may change my mind if they ever get it performing properly ALL THE TIME. It doesn't do us any good to be away and not be able to monitor our home. That's why we have it. RIGHT????? In order for us to have security with Vivint ALL THE TIME is to sit and watch the LIVE 24/7 😡
  • Worked great when new

    By Skerbalicious
    When we signed up with Vivint in 2015 everything was great. Now for the last few weeks we have had nothing but trouble with the doorbell camera not recording and it is a new doorbell. It does sometimes show recordings on the sky panel. Support told me that it was either too far from my modem or it had to go through too many walls. Funny, I can log into apps on my TV which is at the other end of the house. In addition there are 2 laptops and my iPad that are in the same room as the TV and they work just fine. Plus even those clips that do show up on the sky panel never make it to either my phone app or my iPad app. Essentially the doorbell camera does me no good as I need to see the recordings when I am away from home. Apparently the last couple of updates that were supposed to fix “bugs” didn’t address this problem. Having a doorbell camera that doesn’t record is not good in the case of a break in. I’m not very happy with this system at this point.
  • Works well 50% of the time

    By Oniallknight
    And by “works well” i use those terms loosely. When I’m just doing a regular security check it seems to work fine, but as soon as i need to speak through a speaker in one of my cameras to someone all of a sudden the video and audio time out. It’s grossly annoying. You will get many false alarms and/or the app will freeze giving you a false record of events. Oh and yes I’ve restarted routers and whatnot, we have in the home techs so it’s not a user problem. And don’t try to call them for help, they’ll speak to you like a 2yr old child and tell you that if you have any issues with their hardware how they’ll charge you for to have a tech to come out and fix THEIR equipment. We’ve have to super glue things back in place ourselves smh. Their system is so not the trouble to buy. I hope you all have guard dogs and personal protection like we do, because this app and system will not make you feel safe with it alone. We will be leaving the company towards the beginning of the new year.
  • Fantastic

    By Nicoletaylorrrrrrrrrrr
    I’ve had Vivint paired with my app for 9 months now and I love everything about it! I’ve never had an issue with the app or my smart home system. I love that you can make custom rules that allow you to get the most out of your system. For example, I have the app work with my motion sensor and light dimmers so when I walk into my kitchen late at night for a glass of water, my lights automatically turn on to a dim setting. Also if I walk away from my home for more than 5 minutes and I forgot to lock my house, my Vivint system will lock my home for me. The best part is how it saves on my heating bill because it senses I’m not home through motion detectors and doors opening/closing and will automatically turn off my heater. Love my system, my cameras have always worked great and save all my clips!