How do I create a group of Twinkly devices?

Procedure to create a Group to extend your lights, synch them or create a light scene

Applies to Twinkly Generation I and Generation II devices, Twinkly PRO and Twinkly Plus.
[see important notes at the end of the article for eventual limitations]


Grouping is the feature that shapes Twinkly magic!

Just a click on your app is all you need to let all your devices dance together in the magic of Twinkly!

You can join them to work as one, sync them to reach a perfect scenario for your effects, or even set as a big scene, you just have to set up the stage, Twinkly will bring you the show!


Brief Grouping features an overview

Twinkly lights can be virtually joined via the app, in order to have multiple devices working together. This allows you to get extended lighting effects on the same object or objects in some distance between them.

Groups can be created between devices with the same LED profile and between RGB and RGB+W ones. While AWW devices can only be grouped with other AWWs.

Moreover, to create a group of Twinkly, you need to connect each Twinkly to the local Wi-Fi network and ensure your smartphone joins the same network too.

After configuring your first Twinkly, you can add a new device immediately after, following the wizard.
Alternatively, access the “Devices” menu and click on “+” to add another Device. The onboarding procedure will restart from the beginning, guiding you through the configuration of the new device.

Important notes:

We recommend reading this article to learn more about grouping devices with different LEDs profiles


Creating a group

To create your Group, follow these steps:

    1. Open the app and open the “Devices” menu

    2. Tap on the link icon on the top right corner of the screen to choose what kind of group to create

    3. Select the kind of group you chose

    4. Select the devices you want to join in a group

    5. Name your Group as you prefer (it will be useful to distinguish them later on)


    • Groups behave as individual devices. You can find them in the device list and they have a status icon. The icon is green if all the devices that are part of the group are on and correctly connected.
    • If the group status icon is gray it means that one or more devices within the group are switched off or disconnected.
    • Grouped items can’t be controlled individually by Alexa and Google Assistant.


    Groups types

    Join Groups make your single devices act like a great big Twinkly

    • They extend the number of available lights up to the sum of led lights on each Twinkly
    • They have a group layout
    • They can be mapped as a single device
    • Once you've mapped all your lights in your group, you’ll be able to apply basic and advanced effects to it.
    • Usually, Join groups are mostly used to make several devices act like a bigger one on a setting, for example, a x-mas tree.

    Follow the step-by-step procedure to Join Groups


    Sync Groups allow the simultaneous application of the effects on all the Twinkly that are part of the group

    • They extend the number of available lights up to the sum of led lights on each Twinkly.
    • Each Twinkly keeps its basic layout, even if it has been mapped.
    • Sync Groups cannot be mapped as a single device.

    Follow the step-by-step procedure for Sync Groups


    Area Groups to arrange your lights in extended scenarios

    When creating an "Area " group, you can three possible options:

    • Camera Mapping: allows you to map the devices on your scene with your smartphone (only 2D)
    • Horizontal tiles (for iOS only): with this option, you can create a new layout automatically, with all your devices tiled with horizontal alignment.
    • Vertical tiles (for iOS only): dedicated to vertical installation.

    Follow the step-by-step procedure for Area Groups


    What is the maximum number of devices I can include in a group?

    The number of Twinkly devices you can include in a group depends mainly on the strength of your wi-fi signal, the proximity of the devices to the router, and the total number of devices connected to that network, in addition to Twinkly.

    Generally, however, we suggest these criteria:

    • For Generation I: You can group up to 2000 LEDs or 5 devices – with good Wi-Fi coverage

    • For Generation II: You can group up to 4000 LEDs or 10 devices – with good Wi-Fi coverage

    Can Twinkly devices also be physically extended?

    Currently, you can only physically extend Twinkly Line and Squares.

    However, the first edition of Generation I Strings and Festoons from 2019 and 2020 editions (that is now discontinued ) could connect to the main set or starter kit thanks to add-ons to increase the number of LEDs in the layout.
    With the grouping feature, this wasn’t necessary anymore: Now you can simply add another device, and extend your creation by simply virtually grouping them. In this way you can even choose what kind of scene you want to obtain, creating the group that gives the final output you want to achieve.

    Can I group Generation I and II devices together?

    Definitely, just keep in mind that the devices need to be with the same LEDs profile (so RGB with RGB), or RGB with RGB+W
    The Generation I RBW edition ( discontinued), on the other hand, can be grouped virtually only with strings of the same profile.


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