Amazon Alexa Has A Random Laughing Problem


First reported by BuzzFeed, several Echo users on Twitter and Reddit have posted about virtually identical occurrences in which Alexa suddenly starts cackling without being told to do so by anyone.

Amazon has, however, taken note of the apparently startling issue.

Since the incident, dozens of other Alexa users have reported of the laughing instances.

Amazon responded to requests for comment by saying that the company was aware of the issue and is now "working to fix it".

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To set up voice control for Deezer, set it as your default music streaming service within the Amazon Alexa app and you're away.

"I was trying to turn off some lights and they kept turning back on".

They wrote: "After the third request, Alexa stopped responding and instead did an evil laugh. It sounded like a real person". Was he afraid? "There's a good chance I get murdered tonight", he added. In fact, some people say they thought someone was in their home when Alexa laughed. With Alexa voice control being added as a new feature, Deezer will be available to listen to on Amazon Echo devices, Sonos One, UE Blast and Megablast speakers and any other speaker that supports Alexa voice control.

One user suggested the issue likely stemmed from a misheard command or conversation that Alexa interpreted as a command.