NETGEAR Geniefor Android



Network management

Your wireless network can be a pain to handle, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many solutions, and one of them is NetGear Genie. It is your go-to application for gaining control over your router.

Genie in a phone

Manage, repair, and monitor your home network directly from your Android phone with NetGear Genie.

Genies are known for giving you three wishes to be granted once you rub their lamp, but this one works a bit differently. It already knows what you want, and gives you an easy way to control your network from your Android phone directly.

Controlling your home network isn’t always simple. Sometimes applications don’t work, and others just don’t offer you all the features you need. NetGear gives you plenty of useful tools to stay on top of your home’s WiFi.

With NetGear, you can quickly set up videos and music to stream anywhere within your network from your smartphone or tablet. It is a great solution for when you’re entertaining guests or want to catch up on your favorite series without getting up from the couch. All connected devices are secure, and it’s all done with a quick QR code scan.

However, you’ll need to ensure you have the latest router model. Older ones require you to download a separate application. It’s frustrating because these alternatives have fewer features and lowered functionality when compared to NetGear Genie.

Even though this happens fairly often, there is almost no support for it. There is a list you can search to check if your router is going to work.

Where can you run this program?

NetGear Genie is available for all Android and IOS devices.

Is there a better alternative?

No. Nonetheless, remember that NetGear Genie is not a solution for every router. Some may require you to install an additional application while others won’t work no matter what you do. In this situation, you should try Linksys Smart WiFi.

Our take

NetGear Genie is a decent tool for your router. It isn’t always stable but it performs the job well. 

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re looking for a program to monitor and take advantage of your home network, this is a good choice.


  • Tons of control options
  • Smooth streaming
  • Secure connections


  • Updates remove support for older routers
  • Poor customer service
  • Downgrades for certain routers

NETGEAR Geniefor Android


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