The Network Device Identification (NDI) feature uses messaging data broadcast to your local network from smart devices, such as smart plugs or smart TVs. This valuable information helps our team improve device detection and enable other smart integrations.
In keeping with our data privacy best practices, you must opt-in to this feature to help Sense improve device detection.
Note: NDI does not give Sense access to any of your private content.
Enabling NDI will likely not result in immediate detection of networked devices, but will give us data in order to better detect such devices. Networked devices occasionally send "pings" to other devices, essentially short broadcasts that say "I'm on!" or "I'm on standby!" and that is the data we'll access if you enable NDI. Some models have already been developed and deployed for a number of connected TV brands and models, but you must have NDI enabled for your connected TV or other devices to be detected.
It’s also important to note that Sense must be connected to the same network and subnet as your connected devices or it won’t be able to detect them using NDI.
To enable NDI:
Inside the Sense App for iOS/Android, navigate to:
- Settings > Connected Devices > Data Sources
- Select "Network listening" to enable.
NOTE: We have not yet implemented functionality for enabling NDI from the web app.
To learn more about how NDI works, please see this blog post.