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Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

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Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

It looks like having sold stacks Amazon have been caught out by everyone tryng to use their new Christmas.  prezzie!  https://downdetector.com/status/amazon-alexa/map/

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

Ho Ho Ho ! ... Merry Christmas ! ! ! Cheesy

Seasoned Hero
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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

What happened to Bah Humbug? Have a good 'un!

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

How am I going to switch my lights off now?

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

@Mustrum Call 999 and see if they can help ! Shocked

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

My Xmas tree lights are controlled by an Amazon smart plug which in turn is controlled by Alexa.

I might have to move the armchair later so I can get to the wall socket switch later if Alexa is still off line.
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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

Maybe I will have to switch them off at the switch, but I will wait until I have to get up to do something else!

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Good news, she is back, and my lights are off again, Christmas music being played again, happy days!

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

Guys: make sure you don't leave a loquacious avian of the order Psittaciformes in the company of activated Alexa. I heard  a tale of one that managed to order goods, to its owners embarrassment and expense. Be the tale true or fancy, I hope there would be some way for the system to identify the person is who it seems to be.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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My solution was to log into my Alexa account as soon as I got it and switch off the ordering option. My non technical avian doesn't know how to reverse this option.

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

One of my neighbours name is Alexa......................

I have the same name as Alexa

I always wondered why you can't pick/program your own command name.

 

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@billnotben You can!

Have a look - How to change the wake command.

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

@billnotben, as @Mustrum says you can but the list is limited to 3 names, and they won't allow you to set your own to prevent abusive or derogatory terms being used.

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Re: Amazon Alexa Servers Down Across UK and Europe

I don't have one but three isn't really much of a choice.

If I did have one it would be my "pet" so I would of course want to name it. That would be half the fun. What little there is.

And if it did make a lot of mistakes I would have wanted the option of a suitable "abusive or derogatory" name.