Amazon's Alexa is randomnly laughing at users

Amazon's Alexa is randomnly laughing at users

After reports about its Alexa-enabled devices laughing out loud for no apparent reason - and weirding people out in the process - Amazon offered up further explanation Wednesday afternoon.

"We're aware of this and working to fix it", the company said. 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 news comes a few days after users took to social media to share their stories of unusual laughter coming from their Echo devices.

As The Sacramento Bee reports, some Alexa users have heard random giggles from the virtual assistant in recent weeks.

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Is Alexa laughing at you? Amazon is hasn't responded but is apparently collecting data. "I'd rather it laugh at me tbh", tweeted user @HeyItsKamo.

The random laughter appears to most commonly occur either entirely unprompted, or when the user requests to turn off their lights.

Meanwhile, Apple's HomePod has joined the ever-growing revolution of devices that are controlled via the power of speech and it's taking aim squarely at Amazon, Sonos and Google.

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Streaming Deezer on Alexa will come with a handful of features beyond simply asking Alexa to "play music on Deezer".

Still, having more services on voice assistants is only a good move, and puts greater competition on the couple already there.

It's not uncommon for Echo devices to hear sounds and mistake them for a user's wake word.

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