Home network control app

Netgear Genie is a handy app that will help you to get the most of the network at your home. With the help of Genie, you can connect, control and monitor your home network easily using your Mac, PC, smartphone or tablet. The fact that the app has been downloaded over four million times speaks for its popularity. Netgear Genie allows you to share media files with your family members: you can stream video and music instantly. Besides, the app lets you diagnose and repair common issues with the home network, enable parental control mode, and much more.

Here’s what you can do with the Netgear Genie app:

  • Automatically fix common problems with Wi-Fi network at your home;
  • Easily control such useful features as guest mode, parental control, usage meter of broadband, test of connection speed, compatibility of AirPrint, and many others.
  • The app’s map of the network will show you all the devices on your home network.

Remember: to manage the settings of the router with Netgear Genie, you might need to get your router updated to the latest firmware once it’s available.

Version: 2.4.32

Latest updates

  • Support of parental control in Circle
  • Support of the latest firmware update features for Nighthawk routers
  • General enhancements of security
  • Various bug fixes

Price: Free

Developer: Netgear, Inc.


  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later