Yeelight 650 - Ambilight color with Alexa

Hello together,

since ~2 weeks I am the proud owner of a Yeelight Yeelight 650. The Yeelight 650 is connected via the Yeelight App to Alexa.

In the beginning I was able to change the color of the Ambilight by voice (e.g. “diningroom red”).
Yesterday I recognized that this is not working anymore.
Now Alexa states “diningroom does not support this” if I try to change the ambilight color.

I am using the latest firmware and app / skill versions.

At the moment the Yeelight 650 is connected to the Germany server but I also tried it with others (Singapore, China, …) with the same result.

Does anybody have the same problem or any hints for me how I could get this back to work?

Thank you in advance!

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Sorry for the change.

Does this mean you deactivated this on purpose?
Is there a way to get the function back?

I have the same problem. It will be solved?

We are sorry for that. It maybe be back. It just depends.

Depends on what?
Do you have a timeline for bringing this feature back?

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“We are sorry for that. It maybe be back. It just depends.” is not acceptable an answer like this. Are you a technical guy?


Previous firmware was working great. I’m guessing if it’s at least possible to make a downgrade of firmware…

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Can you please downgrade the version. From my point of view there is a big bug in the current version. I wonder why I have Ambilight lamp when I can’t control it via Alexa.

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I have the same problem… please bring it back!!! :’(

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Can you please give us an better answer then “we are sorry”.
The feature is really missing.

Options could be.
New firmware
whitelist for downgrade

Sorry for your loss. We have launched a brand new framework caused this issue. We will figure it out.

Hello, Yeelight Team,

I also like to use the backlight function over Alexa and I think it’s a pity that it doesn’t work anymore. At the moment I can’t recommend the lamp because of the missing function.

If you have a beta version which solves the problem I can help you to test it. Since I am a developer, a short technical instruction how to get the beta firmware on the lamp is enough.

Any idea when you have an Update on this? This kinda sucks and makes the lamp nothing special any more

Any news???