Amazon Alexa now supports music streaming from Deezer

08 March, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Grady King
  • Deezer music streaming service now supports Alexa voice control

Amazon responded to the deviant behavior in a statement to The Verge, saying the company is "aware of this and working to fix it". One Reddit user said that Alexa laughed after the command, "Alexa, patio off", which could sound vaguely like, "Alexa, how do you laugh?" 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".

The company admitted to the glitch Wednesday after users posted videos on social media of the device making a "creepy laugh" at random moments. When asked, "Alexa, how do you laugh?" my Echo replied, "Sure, I can laugh-tee hee!"

Some Alexa devices unleashed a cackling laugh without any instruction to do so.

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

The speakers use always-listening microphones to detect phrases like "Alexa", and some people worry that they could be collecting additional data that could be used by marketers or even law enforcement.

The unprompted laughter was a trending topic on Twitter for a while.

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Alexa can react to a range of requests such as ordering in groceries or playing music.

"I live alone and have lights controlled by Amazon Echo", he began. Amazon sold about 11 million Echo devices containing Alexa by the end of 2016.

Ars has reached out to Amazon for further comment.

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