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HomePod Mini and Bluetooth bulbs

HomePod Mini and Bluetooth bulbs

I have a mini HomePod in my apartment and any other accessories I have (smart switches, TV, thermostat) are flawlessly controlled with Siri on the HomePod. I recently tried to install some wifi smart bulbs and they didn’t work well at all (they were meross smart bulbs and were 90% full time unanswered in the home app). I thought I’d try some Bluetooth bulbs (Sylvania Smart +), because there should be no impact on my building’s WiFi on performance, and the HomePod that controls them is in the same room as the lights. Today I installed the bulbs and it works perfectly with the home app on my phone (of course sometimes there is a bit of a delay, but I know it’s common with Bluetooth accessories on the homekit). The problem I have is that my HomePod doesn’t seem to connect to the bulbs at all. If I use Siri on my HomePod, I get nothing but a “I’m sorry, but I haven’t heard from your devices.” If I use my phone, it works well. If I turn on Bluetooth on my phone, then the light bulbs don’t answer my phone either, so I’m confident that the light bulbs connect to the phone only via Bluetooth and have nothing to do with the HomePod mini. Has anyone seen this problem before and probably found a solution? My HomePod software is up to date. I also contacted Silvania for help, but I wanted to check here just in case. Thanks!