Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Amazon 'aware' of issue causing Echo devices to spontaneously laugh

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Some Alexa users have reported hearing an unprompted laugh from their smart speaker devices in the last day.

They might be able to hook those devices back up again soon: Amazon reportedly told the Verge that it was "aware of this and working to fix it".

Another Twitter video, posted by user @annielbonannieTN, shows Alexa producing the laughter from the default Amazon Echo speaker.

Why it was programmed into Alexa, what the laugh is supposed to come in response to and why it's suddenly popping up at random times on some users' Alexa's isn't known. They should have saved this "Alexa laugh" for Halloween. The software is randomly laughing at users. Freaked @SnootyJuicer and I out.

The random laughter appears to most commonly occur either entirely unprompted, or when the user requests to turn off their lights.


It's been reported on several occasions that Alexa-enabled devices can be triggered by ambient noises or sounds that go off in the same room, such as commercials. The newest thing they have introduced is support for Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant.

By saying "Alexa, play Flow", Alexa will play a personal soundtrack that combines data and editorial recommendations to play a continuous stream of music tailored for the individual listener.

Amazon wants to use Echo and Alexa to control your whole home.

A number of users have also left negative reviews on the official Amazon Echo page on the Amazon website, where users can purchase the device.

Rather than just the "ha, ha, ha" that was heard coming out of Echo and Dot devices, Alexa will provide fair warning about what's to come.

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