In this video I setup and test a Meross WiFi smart plug. The plug works with Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa and Google Home plus it also support IFTTT so can link it with other services.
Setting up done through your phone and no hub is required. You can setup schedules, timers and have smart functions like sunrise and sunset time.
As you can see in the video, it is simple to setup and the plug is not bulky so doesn’t block the 2nd plug on a double socket. The plug calls £16.99 on Amazon.