If you have purchased Govee LED strip lights to give a modern look to your home, kitchen, living room, bedroom, or gaming desk, you must correctly set it up to unveil the true RGB lighting experience.

These smart LED strip lights can be connected to a smartphone and Alexa to control all lighting effects wirelessly.

In this guide, we’ll explore how to connect the Govee strip light to Alexa. Also, I’ll give you some great Alexa voice commands for Govee smart lights to add various RGB lighting effects.

How To Connect Govee Strip Lights To Alexa

Govee strip lights work perfectly with the smartphone app and Alexa’s voice commands. However, some customers faced difficulties while setting up due to a lack of knowledge.

Follow these steps to connect any Govee smart lights with Alexa:

1. Download Govee Home App

Govee Home is an app that lets you manage all your smart devices. You can connect a new Govee device, check the device status in real-time, and enjoy the artistry & magic of lighting effects.

Govee Home App

The Govee Home smartphone app is available for both Android and iPhone. You can install it from the Play Store or App Store.

2. Allow Bluetooth Access Permission

Once the Govee Home app has been installed on your smartphone, go to the apps drawer and launch it.

It will ask for Bluetooth access permission to scan nearby Govee devices. Tap the OK button.

Govee Home App Asking Bluetooth Permissions

3. Accept Apps Usage Agreement

In the next step, a User Agreement and Privacy Policy popup will appear on the screen. Accept the User Agreement to proceed further.

Govee Home App Asking User Agreement

4. Add Device

Click on the (+) icon on the top right corner of your app’s screen to add a new device.

Govee Home Add Device

5. Select Strip Light Model

Next, you’ll see plenty of device lists but select the correct strip light model. The model is already printed on the LED strip lights box.

Select Govee Device

If your device model is unavailable on the front screen, tap the search icon and type the model number, such as H6121, H6109, H6110, H6199, etc.

6. Allow Location Access

The Govee Home app will ask your location permission to discover the WiFi network and nearby devices. Tap the Allow Once or Allow While Using App button to continue.

Govee Home App asking location permission

7. Create an Account

In order to manage your devices, you need a Govee cloud account. Enter your username and password to log in if you already have a Govee account.

Otherwise, tap the Create an Account button to sign up for a new account.

Govee Home Account create

8. Enter Email Address

I don’t have a Govee account because I ordered it from Amazon. So, I’ll create a fresh account to manage my Govee lights.

Enter email address Govee Home app

If you also ordered Govee lights from Amazon, create a fresh Govee account. Enter your email address to create a fresh account.

9. Create Password

You’ll receive a verification code once you enter your email address and tap the continue button. Enter the four-digit verification code and create a strong password (combination of upper case, lower case, number, and special characters).

Enter password Govee Home

10. Power On LED Strips

Plug the power adapter into a wall outlet and insert the adapter plug into the Govee strip light hub.

Govee Strip Light Controller

Again, you must select the strip light model number to continue and wait until the app scans the nearby devices.

11. Select Strip Light

The app will discover all nearby Govee LED strip lights within a few seconds. Tap on the device name that you want to pair.

Connecting Govee Strip Light to App

12. Rename Your Light

Next, you’ll get an option to rename the paired device. I’m proceeding with the default name, but you must give it a proper name, such as LED, TV light, kitchen light, bedroom light, etc.

Edit Govee Strip Light Name

13. Connect to WiFi Network

Next, connect your smartphone to a 2.4 GHz WiFi network and select it in the Govee app. Enter the password to connect your Govee strip light to the WiFi network.

Connect Govee Strip Light to WiFi Network

Your Govee strip light will be ready to use within a few seconds. With your smartphone, you can control its lighting effects, colors, brightness, etc.

Now, it’s time to connect your Govee strip light to Alexa. Follow the below-mentioned steps to experience next-level lighting effects with voice commands.

14. Open Alexa App

To connect Govee smart lights to an Echo device, the Amazon Alexa app must be installed on your smartphone.

Go to the apps menu and launch the Amazon Alexa app.

Alexa App

15. Select Skills & Games

Next, tap the More button in the bottom navigation menu and select Skills & Games. Type Govee Home in the search box.

Alexa App Skills Page

16. Enable Govee Home Skills

Select the Govee Home from the search result and tap Enable To Use.

Govee Home Alexa Skills Enable

17. Link Govee Home to Alexa

Next, you’ll be redirected to the Govee Home account linking page. If it asks for authorization, tap Confirm Authorization; else, enter the Govee account username and password to link to Alexa.

Link Govee Home to Alexa

18. Setup Govee Light

Once you confirm the authorization, your Govee Home account will be successfully linked to Alexa.

Now, click the Next button, and Alexa will discover all connected devices to your Govee Home account.

DreamView T1 Light Connected to Alexa

Your Govee LED strip light is now ready to take voice commands. Just say- “Alexa, turn on the strip light.”

Alexa Voice Commands for Govee Strip Light

Govee strip lights support limited Alexa voice commands. It’s better to use the Govee Home app for better customization and features.

Here are some voice commands I’ve tested on my Govee DreamView T1 smart lights:

Note: Don’t forget to group and rename your Govee strip light. I have renamed it as TV light.

  • Alexa, turn on TV light.
  • Alexa, turn off TV light.
  • Alexa, set TV light brightness to 50%.
  • Alexa, change the TV light color to Blue.
  • Alexa, make the TV light fully brighter.

Similar Guide: How to connect Sylvania smart light to Alexa


Govee Lights supports limited Alexa voice commands. I advise you to customize your lighting effects, color, brightness, etc., with the Govee Home app and use Alexa to turn on, turn off, and change brightness.

I hope you found this guide helpful. Please share your valuable feedback in the comment box. Your feedback keeps me motivated to bring more smart home guides.

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