How to connect Govee Lights to Google Home

Nothing feels better than turning your lights off without getting out of bed! Let’s take a look at how to connect Govee Lights LED to Google Home.

Govee LED Strip Light installed under the bed

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 found Alexa faster when it comes to changing the lights quickly and having an immediate response than Google Home, but the difference was not significant. 

And it is so fun to 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.


The App definitely falls on the pro list. It is quick and easy to set up and 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.

Strip Light control unit

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

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

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

Make sure you already have the Govee Home App installed, and you have set up an account as well as connected your lights to the App before starting the connection process.

Download the Google Home App if you do not have it already and set it up with your Google Home device. 

On the Home page, you will want to click the small plus sign (+) on the App’s top-left corner.

Govee App
How to connect Govee Lights to Google Home

Then tap “Set up device.” Since you should already have a Govee account, click on “Have something already set up?”

Set up device
How to connect Govee Lights to Google Home

You should now be on a search page where you can click on the magnifying glass on the top right corner and type in “Govee” or “Govee home.” Once you find it, select it.

Search bar
How to connect Govee Lights to Google Home

This will take you to another page in which you will need to log into your Govee account in order for your Google account to link up and locate your LED lights.

After logging in, you will just need to select your lights and done! Just like that, you can start asking Google to change the color or brightness of your lights no matter where they are! 

Log in Govee
How to connect Govee Lights to Google Home

You can also choose where you would like to place your lights, such as “Kitchen,” “Bedroom,” or “Bathroom.” Keep in mind you do not need to add the lights to a specific room.

The bottom line

All in all, Google Home makes a perfect controller to change your Govee LED Lights Strips around, even if it does not give you all the freedom the App allows you to have! 

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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