Which server to connect your Yeelight.

You are confused as to which server to connect your Yeelight. Today, we attempt to clear that confusion. By the end of this guide you will know which server is best for you.

Note: We’ll be focusing solely on the usage of the Yeelight by itself and not in conjunction with MiHome/Gateway/etc. YLDP05YL,YLDP06YL are the models in focus for this guide. Nonetheless, this guide should apply to all Yeelight models.

 

Choose your server

The choice is simple – it depends on where you live. You have four servers to choose from; China, US, Singapore and Germany. There are officially five servers available, but we’re leaving Russia out as we couldn’t collect enough information about this server.

Singapore Server
For who: If you live in Asia
Features: Alexa/Google Home/IFTTT
Source: Yeelight forum

China Server
For who: If you live in Asia
Features: Google Home. (Alexa coming soon)
Source: Yeelight forum

US Server
For who: If you live in Canada/Americas
Features: Alexa/Google Home/IFTTT
Source: Yeelight forum

Germany Server
For who: If you live in Europe
Features: Alexa/Google Home/IFTTT
Source: Yeelight forum

 

How to select your servers

With the Yeelight app launched, tap on the main menu. Next select ‘More’.
Then select ‘Servers’ and choose your server.

 

What does Yeelight say officially

If you do a quick check on the Yeelight skill on Amazon here, you will see that they recommend the Singapore server. This is what it says:

Yeelight Skill only supports international users, if you have used Chinese Mainland server, please switch to Singapore server (this operation require reseting your devices and re-connecting them)

Depending on where you live, it may or may not be the best choice due to the network latency.

 

What server does Jumpadevice use

For our testing of the Yeelight White bulb,  we connected to the Singapore server. We are still connected to the Singapore server and have found no issues.

 

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