Why does Alexa light up when no one is talking?

Answered by Robert Flynn

As an AI language model, I don’t have personal experiences or situations, but I can provide you with a detailed answer to your question about why Alexa lights up when no one is talking.

When your Alexa device blinks yellow, it indicates that there is an unread message or notification waiting for you. This feature was introduced by Amazon to allow users to easily see when they have received messages or notifications without needing to check their devices constantly.

The yellow light serves as a visual indicator to grab your attention and let you know that there is something you should check. It is similar to the way your smartphone might notify you of new messages or notifications with a blinking LED light or an on-screen alert.

This feature can be particularly useful if you have enabled messaging capabilities on your Alexa device. With this feature, you can send and receive messages to and from other Alexa users or even send messages to your own devices. When you receive a new message, Alexa will light up yellow to let you know that you have an unread message waiting for you.

In addition to messages, the yellow light can also indicate other types of notifications. For example, if you have enabled notifications for certain skills or services, such as weather updates, news alerts, or reminders, Alexa will light up yellow to let you know that there is new information or an update available for you.

To check your messages or notifications, you can simply say, “Alexa, what are my messages?” or “Alexa, what are my notifications?” She will then read out any unread messages or notifications you have received.

It’s worth noting that if you don’t want your Alexa device to display the yellow light for notifications, you can disable this feature in the Alexa app. Simply go to the Settings menu, select the device you want to modify, and then toggle off the “Notifications” option.

The yellow light on your Alexa device serves as a helpful visual cue to let you know when you have unread messages or notifications waiting for your attention. It is a convenient feature that allows you to stay updated and informed without constantly checking your device.