Meet the Octopus Home Mini

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The simple way to track your energy in real time, right from your phone.

The Octopus Home Mini is a brand new, cutting-edge bit of tech that makes understanding your energy usage easier than ever before.

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What is the Home Mini?

How do I get one?

What exactly is the Octopus Home Mini?

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The Octopus Home Mini is a small, palm-sized device that beams live readings from your smart meter to our cloud-based platform Kraken, so we can show you up-to-the-minute smart insights via your Octopus Energy app.

Crafted by Octopus R&D labs, made from recycled ocean plastic, available only in Octopus pink!

The Home Mini is our solution to one of the most common issues flagged to us by our customers - the In-Home Display. Here's how they compare:

Join the waitlist for an Octopus Home Mini now

With thousands of people in line already, we can't promise any particular time frames for delivery, though it should generally be shipped within a few weeks. Whilst you're waiting, our app is a brilliant tool for tracking your energy, even without the Octopus Home Mini. Get it on the App Store or Google Play.

Accessing your live data is easy.

You just need to plug the Home Mini in, follow the setup journey in the Octopus Energy app and you'll soon be able to see your electricity consumption and what you're spending in near real-time and your gas every 30 minutes.

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Here's what some of our customers have to say:

When can I have one?

This is our first foray into the world of hardware, and like all our other innovative products, we've released the Octopus Home Mini in beta so we can iterate it based on real user feedback.

  • Please bear in mind that the Octopus Home Mini requires a smart meter we can connect to in order to function. If you don't have one, you can register your interest in a smart meter here.
  • The Octopus Home Mini is still a beta product, so there’s a chance that things might not work perfectly the first time. It relies on a connection to wifi, Kraken (our cloud based platform), and your smart meter, via the Home Area Network (HAN). This means smart meter or HAN related issues may need resolving before your device can work properly.

Why are we doing this?

  • We see this new level of data analysis as a vital step towards a cheaper, smarter, greener, all electric system; a system that empowers customers to be an important part of the solution.
  • We've invested our own resources in this project, and our wonderful team has worked incredibly hard (you can meet one of them here).
  • We appreciate that whenever we put something out there people will discuss it, and really treasure constructive feedback, but please do it mindfully. When people go overboard with the 'why haven't I got one yet’ or 'it’s rubbish because it doesn’t do this', it does chip away at the enthusiasm of the people who pour their efforts into creating and building these exciting new things.

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Published on 29th September 2022 by:

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Rebecca Dibb-Simkin

Director of Product and Marketing

Hey I'm Constantine, welcome to Octopus Energy!