IS your Amazon Alexa speaker glowing a strange colour? It might be good or bad, depending on what you're seeing.
The good news is that any Amazon Echo colour is easy enough to diagnose.
We've put together a helpful list of what each Alexa colour means.
Amazon Alexa glowing blue
A standard blue (with cyan highlight) ring means that your Alexa is listening.
That means the microphone has been accessed and Alexa has heard you.
It usually remains blue while your request is being processed.
Amazon Alexa spinning blue
If Alexa is spinning blue, that means the speaker is starting up.
This happens when you've switched it off and on again.
And it also happens when you set it up for the first time.
Amazon Alexa glowing yellow
If you're seeing yellow bursts every few seconds, Alexa has a notification.
This is usually some kind of alert or message letting you know about something.
For instance, it could be that an Amazon package is being delivered today.
To access your alerts, say "What are my notifications?" or "What are my messages?".
Amazon Alexa glowing red
When Alexa glows red, it mights the microphone has been disabled.
So even if you say "Alexa" out loud, she'll totally ignore you.
You need to press the microphone on/off button to reconnect it.
If you're using an Echo camera device, a red light bar means your video isn't being shared.
Amazon Alexa glowing orange
Orange means your device is being set up.
This usually appears after it has spun blue when being switched on for the first time.
It could also mean that Alexa is trying to connect to the internet.
Amazon Alexa glowing green
A green light on Alexa means that you're receiving a call.
Specifically, the call is coming through to your speaker – so you can answer it then and there.
It could also mean that you're already on a call, or someone is 'Dropping In' to your speaker.
Remember that when the light is green, someone else is listening.
Amazon Alexa glowing purple
Purple signifies that you've switched Do Not Disturb on.
So when you make a request, the light will briefly show purple.
Purple can also signify WiFi issues during initial setup.
Amazon Alexa glowing white
White is for when you're adjusting the volume.
A full ring means you're at maximum volume.
And it will reduce in segments around the ring as you reduce volume.
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