Linksys

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Description of App

This app is the command center for your Velop system and Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers. Use the Linksys app anywhere you have an internet connection to check connected devices, set up guest access, or keep your kids off the internet when they should be doing homework. The app offers two subscription services: Linksys Aware for whole-home motion detection and Linksys Shield, which provides network security and keeps kids safe on the web.

KEY FEATURES
• Remote Access – All you need is the internet.
• Dashboard – Your Wi-Fi's vital stats on one page.
• Guest Access – Give friends internet access, but keep personal data secure.
• Device Prioritization – Improve streaming and online gaming by giving Wi-Fi priority to favored devices.
• Parental Controls – Encourage kids' healthy internet behavior by pausing internet access.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Linksys Shield, for Velop tri-band users, protects your Wi-Fi from external and internal threats and delivers customizable content blockers to keep kids safe on the web. Linksys Shield can be used on up to 14 devices connected to your Velop system.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS
Two auto-renewing subscription options:
• $4.99 per month
• $49.99 per year

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Linksys Aware, for Velop tri-band users, provides whole home motion detection for mesh Wi-Fi systems. Set a sensitivity level matching your home and lifestyle, and get notifications when motion meets or exceeds that level. Requires a tri-band parent node with the Linksys Aware update and at least one child node that is connected wirelessly, either to the parent node or another tri-band node with the Linksys Aware update. No other hardware or apps are required.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS
Two auto-renewing subscription options:
• $2.99 per month
• $24.99 per year

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Prices are in US dollars. Your price may be converted to your local currency.

Your trial converts to a paid subscription unless you turn off auto-renew. Access to the trial will be available as specified even if the trial is canceled before it expires.

Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of each term and you will be charged through your iTunes Account. You may turn off subscription auto-renewal at any time through your iTunes Account Settings. We cannot offer a refund for unsubscribing early. After the trial period, iTunes will process auto-renewal payments in the 24 hours before expiration. To avoid auto-renewal, turn it off at least 24 hours before expiration. Manage subscriptions, including auto-renewal, through the iTunes store. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Privacy Policy: https://www.linksys.com/embed/lswf/en-us/privacy-policy/
Terms of Use: https://www.linksys.com/embed/lswf/en-us/terms/

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS*
• Velop systems and Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers. Full list of supported routers: http://www.LinksysSmartWiFi.com/cloud/ustatic/mobile/supportedRouters.html
• User account (created in the app or at http://www.LinksysSmartWiFi.com) connected to your Linksys product.
• iOS 11.4 and greater
* Subscription services require a tri-band Velop system. Linksys Aware also requires at least one child node connected wirelessly to your mesh Wi-Fi.

For additional help, visit our support site at http://support.linksys.com

Version

Version 2.15.5

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version

iOS 14.5.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

It works well for most things including the setup process which is the most important. There are a couple issues here and there when using advanced features, but basic things work including the ability to view devices connected to your network.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

The web interface for my Velop system, located by default at http://192.168.1.1, has more settings and is easier to work with, though when you first set the router up you'll need to use the app. You also need to use the app to add more nodes onto your primary one.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Linksys

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Kevan 1 year ago

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