How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa

When it comes to automatizing your home, nothing is better than linking to your assistant. Let's take a look at how to connect Govee lights to Alexa.

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The uses

Utilizing a home assistant to control your Govee LED strips to allow you to turn it on and off as you wish and change the colors and control the brightness.

I did find Alexa faster when it comes to changing the lights quickly and having an immediate response. 

And it is so fun you be able to control your lights around your home with simple voice commands.

Whether you are turning it on in another room or grouping various lights in your bedroom, Alexa can control them all rapidly and efficiently.

Controlling the lights

The Govee Smart Lights allow you to control them through the App, a control unit, and a home assistant.

App

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The App definitely falls on the pro list. Not only is it quick and easy to set up, but it gives you plenty of controls to mess and play around with.

 Brightness, color, and on/ off control can be found in the App, so can music mode, custom color, and scenes. 

Through the App, you can group and control multiple lights at the same time or separately.

I found the App easy to navigate and control any room with the click of a button. The reaction time with the App is immediate, and it has excellent features, especially for how inexpensive it is.

Control unit

The control unit is easy to place anywhere as it has a 3M backing and can stick to almost anything. 

There are three buttons on the control unit, and it is the fastest way to control the lights.

Govee LED Strip Light Control Unit

The top button turns the Govee Smart Lights on and off. Followed by the button that changes the LED's colors. 

Lastly, the bottom button controls both the brightness when you hold it down, as well as turning the music feature on and off.

Home assistant

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You can also control the Govee Smart Lights via Amazon Echo or Google Home. Using commands, you can turn the lights on and off as well as changing colors. 

But music mode and scenes cannot be activated by a home assistant.

Connection process

Govee Lights Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Strips had many controversial reviews when it came to connecting to Alexa. 

As I previously mentioned in my Govee Lights review, I've connected the LED strips to both Alexa and Google home. 

I did personally have a harder time connecting the light strip with Alexa; however, it should only take you around ten to fifteen minutes. 

Inside the Govee App, you can find their description on how to connect your lights to Alexa.

Alexa app

You will first need to have the Amazon Alexa App downloaded on your device and log into your account. As well as an account on the Govee Home App.

Though you would think to click on "Add devices" on the "Devices" tab in the Alexa App, I found that the quickest way is to click on the "Your smart home skills."

How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa
How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa

This will take you to another page in which you can see your other smart home skills. Now click on "Enable smart home skills."

How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa
How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa

In the search bar, you can now type "Govee" and click on any suggestions in which the Govee logo appears. You should see a button that says, "Enable to use."

Now log into your Govee Home account to continue the connecting. After successfully linking your account, Alexa will begin looking for devices to connect with.

How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa
How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa

When it finds the light, click on "Set up device" and continue to choose a group in which you will place your lights, such as "Kitchen," "Bedroom" or "Bathroom." 

How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa
How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa

Keep in mind you do not need to add the lights to a specific room.

After the connection is set up, click "Continue" to head back to the main screen on the Alexa App, and have fun changing the lights and playing with the colors.

How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa
How to connect Govee Lights to Alexa

The bottom line

Overall, Alexa is a great way to control your Govee Smart LED Light Strips or any other Govee Smart product. 

Not only is it time-consuming to just ask Alexa to change the colors or brightness, but it is also efficient.

Whether you choose to control the lights through the control unit, App, or home assistant, you will have a good time with all the possible colors and settings you can choose!

What is your preferred home assistant? Alexa, or Google? Let us know down below!

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