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6 Alexa settings you'll want to change ASAP

Whether you've unboxed your new Amazon Echo devices for the first time recently or you've had them for years, there may be more you can do to make Alexa behave how you like. Sure, you know how to use your Echo to call someone, how to connect Alexa to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more, and even how Alexa can help you in the kitchen. But have you really considered all the settings Alexa offers?
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Amazon Alexa outage: 'the Alexa service is now operating normally'

A major Amazon outage took Alexa offline for two hours. Amazon's smart voice assistant, Alexa, went down for two hours today, but Amazon has confirmed to TechRadar the service "is now operating normally" with Echo speakers back to being fully operational. According to Down detector, Amazon, Alexa and Amazon Web...
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The Echo Dot is now just £21.99 thanks to this Amazon deal

Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon has continued to drop incredible deals in their New Year sale, and if you're looking to upgrade your smart...
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Amazon’s Alexa down for users in UK

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is down in the UK, leaving users unable to access smart speakers and other devices.According to service status website DownDector, UK users began reporting problems with Alexa at around 7am on Friday, with more than 8,000 reports since recorded.Many users are reporting being unable to wake their voice-activated Amazon Echo smart devices, with some seeing a ring of red lights and a message to try again later.Others have taken to social media to complain of being unable to wake or access their Alexa-powered devices.The virtual assistant is built into millions of devices available in the UK, including smart speakers and home hubs, which can be used to control appliances around the home.Amazon has been contacted for comment on the issue. The tech firm has so far not confirmed the cause of the problem. Read More Liz Truss calls on ‘free world’ to reduce economic dependence on RussiaThe Works enjoys strong Christmas from Peppa Pig and Paw PatrolMan dies following crash involving car and lorry
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Alexa Down: Amazon’s assistant went down this morning

Amazon’s Alexa temporarily went down this morning as Echo users reported a range of issues with the voice assistant. While there’s no official record of where the outage occurred, users in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany and Italy all appeared to experience issues with Alexa across Alexa-powered services included Amazon Echo speakers, Fire TV Sticks and the Amazon Alexa app.
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The Echo Dot has been reduced from £39.99 to just £21.99 thanks to this ...

The Echo Dot has been reduced from £39.99 to just £21.99 thanks to this Amazon deal - so you can save 45% on the bestselling smart speaker. Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline may earn an affiliate commission.
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Alexa virtual assistant returns after service outage

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant has come back online after it was hit by a service issue in the UK on Friday morning.The outage left thousands of users unable to access smart speakers and other devices.Amazon confirmed that an undisclosed issue had caused the problem but said the service has now been restored.A spokesman told the PA news agency: “This morning we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service.“The Alexa service is now operating normally.”According to service status website DownDector, UK users began reporting problems with Alexa at around 7am on Friday, with more...
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Alexa isn’t responding: the smart assistant is having trouble finding its voice

Not going to lie, I’m sitting here smugly at home since I chose Google Assistant over Alexa for my smart home setup, and everything is running perfectly for me. It only goes to demonstrate how vulnerable the smart home is, with its significant dependence on connection and external forces that may make it virtually worthless at any time.
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Amazon’s virtual assistant idle time in Europe – Corriere.it

Amazon Echo smart speakers and Alexa app do not work. Issues in Amazon Alexa Assistant, January 21st morning. There are those who do not wake up because the alarm does not go off. No one could hear the news of the day. And those left in the dark: smart lights are not turned on. January 21 morning Alexa did not respond. Amazon’s virtual assistant – the most widespread and used – on Low across Europe from about 7.45pm, DownDetector site points out. There are reports From Italy, But from Spain, From France, From Germany And from United Kingdom. The latter two countries are the countries with the most users without an assistant, but they may be the most common areas of Alexa.
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How to fix Alexa when she can’t connect to Wi-Fi

Alexa is Amazon’s digital assistant and whether you love her or loathe her, she is undoubtedly part of your household and called upon whenever you want to listen to music, get a weather forecast or turn on the kitchen lights. For the most part Amazon Echo speakers and smart...
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Is Alexa down?

There are widespread reports of problems with Alexa not responding on 21 January 2022 in the UK and Europe. Users - the Tech Advisor team among them - are becoming very frustrated with their Amazon Echos. So if Alexa seems to be giving you the cold shoulder, don’t worry -...
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Amazon Alexa down as thousands of users say devices are crashing

Users across the UK are reporting issues with Amazon Alexa with thousands saying the popular device keeps crashing. But many have told of other problems, including being unable to turn off their alarm clocks. Some have even struggled to turn on and off lights at their home - with others...
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6 Ways Your Amazon Echo Can Make Your Life Easier

Whether you already have one or are thinking about getting one, you'll want to know about these useful features of Amazon's smart speakers. If you don’t already have a preferred digital assistant yet like Siri for iPhone users or Google Assistant for Android users, allow me to make a case for adopting Alexa, the digital assistant and interface for Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays.
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