Some Amazon Echo users are currently confused about why their Alexa is blinking. Their speaker shows either green, red, purple, or other colors. 

Amazon Echo's Alexa Blinking Explanation: How to Decode Your Speaker's Ring Light Colors
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If you don't know how to decode it, you must read this guide thoroughly. For a start, the new light ring is the most defining design characteristic of Amazon Echo when the giant retailer released it. 

On the other hand, the Amazon Echo Show smart displays also have this feature, the so-called light bar. The light ring or the light bar works when you are commanding your virtual assistant Alexa. 

There will be a swirling blue light before Alexa completely works. Amazon explained that the light ring serves as a status indicator for all kinds of modes that your Echo speaker is currently in. Here are other details you should know. 

Amazon Echo's Light Ring Guide 

According to CNET's latest report, the light ring's colors depend on the mode that your Amazon Echo is currently in. Here are their specific meaning so that you will know what to do once you use a purple, green, or yellow light: 

Amazon Echo's Alexa Blinking Explanation: How to Decode Your Speaker's Ring Light Colors

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  • A flash of purple after you interact with Alexa means that Do Not Disturb is still enabled.
  • A spinning blue light that ends with a purple flash indicates that Do Not Disturb has been activated.
  • Pulsing violet indicates that there was a problem during the Wi-Fi setup.


  • Blinking green means that there is an incoming call. 
  • A spinning green light indicates that your device.

Orange, Yellow, and Red

  • Solid red means the microphone has been turned off and Alexa is not actively listening for your commands.
  • Spinning orange indicates that your Amazon Echo speaker is connecting to your WiFi. 
  • A pulsing yellow light is telling you that you have messages in your inbox. You can say, "Play my messages" or "Check my notifications" for more information. 

Amazon Working On Ai Systems? 

Amazon is pretty busy right now since it is working on various innovations, such as its new Halo Scanner. And now, Amazon Alexa's head researcher confirmed that the company is trying to create AI systems that are really trustworthy. 

Venture Beat reported that Rohit Prasad, the head scientist at Amazon's Alexa division, said that Amazon needs to integrate AI to incorporate contextual awareness, more advanced personalization, and other high-tech features.

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