Amazon promises fix for creepy Alexa laugh

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Some owners of Alexa-powered Amazon Echo smart speakers are reported being freaked out when their devices randomly start laughing.

A number of users caught Alexa's laughter on video and posted the clips on social media, saying the laughter appeared to be unprompted, often coming in the middle of the night.

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

Another Echo Dot owner said they told Alexa to turn off their alarm in the morning and she responded by letting out a "witch-like" laugh.


In the meantime, users continue to swap laughing Alexa stories as though telling ghost stories at a campfire.

Are you experiencing this creepy Alexa laugh on any of your Alexa enabled devices?

And while Alexa may be a great personal assistant, customers and users of the device got a bit more than they bargained for when they noticed a change in Alexa's behavior. The laugh doesn't sound like the machine-voice Alexa has, it sounds like an actual human female.

Additional users complained of the same problem in the ensuing days, including one who claimed his Alexa went off as he was dozing off to sleep. "No indication on the app that the device heard any command". If you're already a subscriber, then all you would need to do is connect your Deezer account to your device and then say, "Alexa, play _ on Deezer".

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