Users report Alexa is creeping them out by laughing randomly


Amazon Echo users are reporting that Alexa, the virtual personal assistant that comes with several devices in the Echo line, sometimes begins to break into an unprompted fit of laughter.

Users on social media noticed that Amazon Echo devices have been randomly laughing at people.

Streaming music through Deezer on Alexa devices is starting to roll out to users from today, though this will be a gradual rollout so it's possible not all users will see the availability immediately.

I was manually turning the volume down using the buttons on my echo dot and it started laughing like she was being tickled. "So my mom & I are just sitting in the living room, neither of us said a word & our Alexa lit up and laughed for no reason", tweeted one woman, Taylor Wade, on 5 March.

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The Seattle-based company didn't say when the fix would be deployed. This is not an isolated issue either - multiple people are having their hearts tested with Alexa's creepy, unpredictable laughter.

Amazon customers aren't laughing about a terrifying new glitch affecting some voice-command gadgets. "After the third request, Alexa stopped responding and instead did an evil laugh", the user wrote. It sounded like a real person. Users can simply say, "Alexa, play Flow", to launch the personalized playlist.

And this is why I'll never become so lazy that I can't get up to flip a switch myself. If this had happened to me when I was home alone, I would have pissed my trousers.