Govee smart lights are very easy to set up, you just have to connect the power adapter to the light strips and put them wherever you need them. But you have to be careful not to increase the length of the light strip too much. Just go through the user manual to find out the recommended length of light strip for your brand.
You can also connect these lights to Alexa or Google Home to give you access through voice commands. Let us go over how you can set up your lights with the Alexa app.
How to Connect Govee Lights to Alexa?
First of all, connect your LED lights to power using the adapter that came with the box and download the Govee app from the App store. Open the app on your phone and sign in to your Govee account. If you have not made one before you can easily register by using your Google account. After logging in you’ll be directed to the Govee app home screen.
You probably won’t see any device on the home screen if you downloaded the app for the first time. To add the LED lights to the Govee app just click the + icon on the top right corner. After that browse through the smart lighting list and click on the model number that you’ve bought. Now your app will connect to your LED strip using Bluetooth. You can also rename the device after it is connected with the app.
At this point you’ll be directed to connect the LED strip lights with your Wi-Fi, just add in your credentials and make sure that the router channel is on 2.4Ghz and not 5.0GHz or your LED lights won’t connect. Now you can control your LED strips through the Govee mobile app.
After the lights are successfully connected to your Govee app you have to open the Alexa app on your phone and search for Govee skill. Simply add the Govee skill onto your Alexa app and tap enable. After that, you’ll be directed to add in your Govee account. Make sure to link the account that you previously registered on the Govee app. After that just follow the prompts that will show up on the Alexa app and you’ll be all set.
Configure the device name and voice commands you’ll like to use to personalize your LED lights. Set different commands for different light sets you’ll be using around the house. After everything is set up, just use the voice command to check everything is in order.
If you’re still confused you can watch a tutorial on YouTube or use the “Using guidance” feature on the Govee app. This way you can just follow along with the app instructions to completely set up your LED lights. In case of any issue make sure to contact customer support to troubleshoot the problem. You can mail them or open up a support ticket and wait for the support team to respond. You can also claim a replacement order if your warranty is still intact.