Does SwitchBot Have A Decent PC App?

Curre­ntly, SwitchBot cannot be directly downl­oaded onto a computer. But this isn’t a big deal, as it’s still possible to download and install SwitchBot on your PC.

Keep reading this article to learn all about the SwitchBot PC App.

Key Points

  • Unfortunately, there is no dedicated SwitchBot PC App. 
  • But this should not cause any alarm, as it is still possible to enjoy using the SwitchBot App on your computer.
  • You can do this in two ways: Download the SwitchBot App using Play Store on Android Emulators or use an APK File.
  • The App is currently available for PC Windows 10/8/7 and macOS 11.0 or later.

Is There A Decent SwitchBot PC App?

At the moment, SwitchBot can not be directly downloaded onto your PC. However, If you’re running a Windows or Mac operating system on your PC or computer, you can still install the app by using emula­tors.

Wonde­rlabs Inc. created the SwitchBot mobile application to assist users in adding, monit­oring, config­uring, and managing devices that are connected to SwitchBot devices. But until now, this mobile application has been designed to work majorly with Android OS-based smartphones. Luckily enough, at this time, you are able to get and install the SwitchBot application onto your PC.

How to Download and Install SwitchBot on Your PC

In the following section, we’ll show you a detailed guide on how to Download the app on a PC in just a few steps. But first, let’s give you a quick overview of how the process works.

You will need to add the SwitchBot app on your PC by using an Android App Emulator. The emulator works by emulating the Android device on your PC, allowing you to install the SwitchBot App. It’s like you are running the app on Android, but in reality, the app runs on your PC.


Choose a good Android Emulator:

When selecting an Android Emulator, there are various options available for both Mac and Windows compu­ters. Popular choices include Blues­tacks, Nox, Memu, Andy OS, LDPlayer, and KOPlayer. These emulators can be easily found through a simple Google search.

Check your device compa­tibility: 

The emulator should be compatible with your device. Most emulators tend to have minimum device requirements.

For instance, running Blues­­tacks emulator demands at least 2 GB RAM and a minimum of 4 GB storage space. Your graphics drivers should also be kept up-to-date. There are also specific operating system requirements. These include:

  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Sierra 10.12
  • High Sierra (10.13)
  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only)

You can download the SwitchBot App to your PC in two different ways. Let’s proceed to the next section so we can show you exactly what you have to do.

Step 1: Downloading SwitchBot Using Play Store On Android Emulators

  • Once you pick an emulator that is best suited for your PC’s Software or hardware, go ahead and download the emulator from Google. We recommend using Bluestacks because you can easily find online solutions in case you run into issues when using it.
Android Emulators - Bluestacks
  • After the download is complete, open the “Downloads” folder on your PC.
open the “Downloads” folder on your PC
  • Launch the emulator you have just downloaded, and click to install its exe file. 
  • Simply follow the on-screen instructions and accept the License Agree­ment to complete the instal­lation process. See, it’s a pretty straigh­tforward process!
  • Now, you are going to install SwitchBot on your emulator. To do this, open the emulator and set up a Google account within the emulator.
Google Play Rating
  • Once that is out of the way, go to the search bar and search for “SwitchBot”.
search apps and games on Bluestacks
  • Now click on the SwitchBot app icon, then tap on Install. 
  • After installation, locate “All Apps” to open the page that contains all your apps, including SwitchBot. 
  • To begin using the application on your computer, simply double-click to open it. 
  • The SwitchBot App functions similarly to how it does on your iOS or Android phone.

Step 2: Downloading SwitchBot Using an APK File

If you already have an APK file on your PC, many emulators offer an option to import the file. This saves you the hassle of downl­oading the app from the PlayS­tore. However, the standard installation method of any Android application is still recommended.

Downloading SwitchBot Using an APK File

To run the SwitchBot App

  • Simply launch the emulator and open the APK file. 
  • If this doesn’t work, you can drag the file into the emulator’s window to add SwitchBot to your PC.

Keep in mind that you can use the above procedure to install SwitchBot for PC using any Android emulator.

SwitchBot Alternatives With PC Apps

SwitchBot allows you to completely control your smart home technology. However, some may actively seek other reliable options. Here are the three best alternatives out there.

1. MicroBot Push

MicroBot Push

Microbot Push is a great option if you want to upgrade your smart home experience. Just like Switchbot, it is a robotic button pusher capable of pushing any button a human can press.

Although Microbot Push doesn’t have a decent PC app, you can still use emulators to download it on computers. The app requires you to work with operating systems such as Mac and Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10).

2. Enerwave Scene Controller

For us, this is another wonderful SwitchBot alternative. It gives you the ability to control as many as seven pre-programmed scenarios with the touch of a button. Best of all, you can use ENERWAVE on your PC after you download an Android emulator.

3. WeMo Maker

Last but by no means least, we have the Wemo Maker. This is an Android and iOS software that you can use to control the power source of light switches or outlets. You’ll be able to connect and administer your smart gadgets from almost anywhere using this device.

You can download the Wemo for PC (Windows 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and Mac) if you plan to control your devices from your computer. However, there is no direct installer for PCs, so you’ll have to use an Android emulator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Switchbot From Anywhere?

Yes, you can control your SwitchBot from anywhere. You can also enable voice control. But you will have to turn on the Cloud Service and ensure the associated SwitchBot Hub is online. It is even possible to use SwitchBot when your smartphone or PC is out of Bluetooth range.

You should know that you do not necessarily require a hub to control your SwitchBot devices. Instead, you need the SwitchBot App, which you can easily install on your phone. Installing the SwitchBot App on your PC is also possible using Android emulators such as Bluestacks.

How Many Devices Can You Have On Switchbot Hub?

With SwitchBot hubs, you can sign up for one account and add up to 120 SwitchBot devices. The SwitchBot Mini or Hub can pair with different WiFi, and you can control them via other WiFi or 4G networks on a single account.

Does Switchbot Work With Google?

With a SwitchBot Hub, you can voice-control the Bots using Google Assistant. Get started by opening your Google Home App, then search for the SwitchBot Smart Home service and log into your SwitchBot account. Once everything is set, simply say “Hey Google, (your command)”, to enjoy the hands-free experience.

What Is the Range of the Switchbot Bot?

The maximum range between the SwitchBot Bot and SwitchBot Hub Plus/Mini is 80m to 120m in an open field. However, within average houses, there can be walls and some obstacles, so radio waves cannot travel that far.


Hope this guide helps you to enjoy using SwitchBot on your PC. As you can see, SwitchBot may not have a decent PC App, but you can still use Android emulators to run it on any computer.

Listed in this article are two of the best methods to Install SwitchBot on both Mac and Windows computers. We recommend using Bluestacks as it is one of the best Android emulators for PCs. The more recent versions of Bluestacks have a lot of great features, and the emulator is even faster than other PC Android emulators.

About Tristan Perry

Tristan Perry is a software developer who is passionate about tech gadgets, DIY and housing. He has therefore loved seeing smart homes hit the mainstream. Tristan also has an academic background (in Math & Computer Science), and so he enjoys digging into the technical ways that smart home devices work.

Tristan owns close to a dozen Amazon Echo devices, way too many Philips Hue bulbs and lightstrips, a boat-load of Ring Cameras and Doorbells... and a bunch of other smart home devices too (from Reolink, Google Nest, GLEDOPTO and others).

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