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.
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.
3. Accept Apps Usage Agreement
4. Add Device
Click on the (+) icon on the top right corner of your app’s screen to add a new 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
10. Power On LED Strips
Plug the power adapter into a wall outlet and insert the adapter plug into the Govee strip light hub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16. Enable Govee Home Skills
Select the Govee Home from the search result and tap Enable To Use.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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