Alexa blinks yellow light ring

Alexa blinks yellow light ring. What does it mean?

Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa blinks yellow light ring when she needs your attention! In other words, there is something she wants to tell you.

Note: The ring may look green in the pictures but it is actually yellow and it is blinking (pulsing)!

There are 8 different colors Echo devices may display: blue, red, orange, yellow, purple, green, white, violet. Device may pulse or show these colors solid. Sometimes they just flash. Each color and action have a different meaning.  It is important to know their meanings to use your voice assistant efficiently.

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Why does Alexa blinks yellow light ring?

When there are some messages or notifications for you, Alexa blinks yellow light ring and it also chimes to alert you. It could be an incoming message or it could be a comment to your question on a product at Amazon.com.

Click to watch the video:
What does yellow light mean?

In order to hear what the message or notification is about, say “Alexa, read my notifications” or “Alexa, play my messages”.

Are you receiving “Sorry, I’m having trouble understanding you right now. Please try a little later” message? Check this post out.

Alexa blinks yellow light ring
Pulsing yellow. You have a message!

Here is what Amazon says about the pulsing yellow light:

Alexa delivers messages to the recipient’s Alexa app as well as to all of their supported Echo devices associated with their Amazon account. When there is an incoming message, lights on supported Echo devices pulse yellow, and the devices chime.

Alexa Messaging

How about red, blue, green lights?

Wondering what other colors Echo devices display mean? Here is a list of colors and their meanings for Alexa.

Would you like to improve Echo’s sound quality? Check this post to learn how to connect more than one Bluetooth speakers to Echo Dot.


How to connect more than one Bluetooth speakers to Echo Dot?

Connect more than one Bluetooth speakers to Echo Dot or other Echo devices to listen music or other types of audio seamlessly in multiple rooms at your home.

Amazon is dominating voice-controlled device industry with 70% of market share. The software and hardware capabilities of Echo devices are continuously improved. Alexa has already become a part of daily routines for many of us.

With the recent developments, Echo devices now can play an audio seamlessly. It means, you are able to continue listening the same song or podcast when you go to one from another in your home.

Here is the challenge: What if you have only one Echo device but you want to hear audio from more than one speakers? It is possible with a additional device called “Bluetooth transmitter”.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 Echo device (obviously)
  • More than 1 Bluetooth speakers
  • Bluetooth transmitter

Watch the video below for a quick demo.

Demo of playing music in 2 bluetooth speakers at the same time (using Echo Dot)

Here is the device mentioned in the video (bluetooth transmitter):

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Steps to connect more than one Bluetooth speakers to Echo Dot

  1. Remove all bluetooth speakers from Alexa app (use app or alexa.amazon.com)
  2. Connect the bluetooth speaker to Echo by using auxiliary audio cable
  3. Sync your bluetooth speakers with the transmitter (follow transmitter’s instructions)
  4. Play music and enjoy!

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Two most common issues with Alexa:

  • “I am having trouble connecting to the internet. Take a look at the help section in your Alexa app” (Solution)
  • “Sorry, I’m having trouble understanding you right now. Please try a little later” (Solution)

Solved: Alexa says “I am having trouble connecting to the internet. Take a look at the help section in your Alexa app”

Alexa is showing a red light and telling you:

I am having trouble connecting to the internet. Take a look at the help section in your Alexa app

Solution:

Follow the steps below to fix this issue:

  1. Turn off your modem and router. Wait 10 seconds. Turn them back on
  2. Make sure you have internet connection (Check it with your phone or computer)
  3. Unplug your Alexa device. Plug it back
  4. If Alexa still gives the same warning, go to alexa.amazon.com
  5. Click “Settings > Updates Wi-Fi” and make sure your Wi-Fi is configured
  6. Reset Alexa to factory defaults. Press and hold the “Microphone off” and “Volume down” buttons at the same time until the light ring turns orange and follow the instructions
  7. Still having trouble? Reset and reconfigure your modem, router, and Alexa device