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Alexa flashes yellow: This means when the Amazon Echo lights up

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Sometimes it can be your own Amazon Echo Device with Alexa flashes yellow. There is actually a very simple message hidden behind it. In this article we will clarify what this is and what the yellow flashing means.

It happens regularly that the light ring of Alexa shows different things. A rotating blue light indicates the start-up process and Alexa no longer listens when the light is red. But for some time now, Alexa has also been able to flash yellow - then the smart speaker has something to say to us. Then there are two options.

Alexa flashes yellow: New notification

The first possibility could be that there is a new notification for the user. This can appear when a new text or voice message has been received. To access this, you just have to ask your loudspeaker for an “Alexa, read my notifications”. Then Alexa will read out the existing notifications and stop the yellow flashing.

This is what it looks like when Alexa flashes yellow. (Image: Amazon)

Alexa flashes yellow: order is coming

In my case, however, there was no notification, but an order arrived in a few hours. Alexa wanted to draw my attention to this. I also found this out through “Alexa, read my notifications”. Alternatively, you can use “Alexa, where is my order” to ask directly about delivery. The assistant then reads out the orders placed with their current status. The yellow flashing should then also disappear.


  1. Alexa indicates certain events by flashing differently
  2. Flashing amber or lit means there is a new notification
  3. This can be called up using “Alexa, read my notifications”
  4. Then the flashing disappears

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