The Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant is located in the UK, Germany and other parts of Europe, according to reports from various users on Christmas morning.
This is a problem as millions of people unpack Amazon Echo speakers for Christmas and the Alexa AI from Amazon is what drives these smart speakers.
If you look at the Down Detector, there will be downpeaks on Christmas morning, and the heatmap for Alexa, which is down, will focus on Britain and Germany. Some users now report that Alexa is online for them, while other features are limited. In other words, stay with it.
Is Alexa at a loss in the US and elsewhere?
The US does not seem to be affected by the same Amazon Alexa crash right now, at least not yet. We tested it this morning to make sure it's safe.
However, if more users unpack, unpack the box, and insert Alexa speakers, it could always change. We will continue to monitor the default situation in the USA.
The Amazon Echo Dot was Amazon's favorite gift in the run-up to the holidays. It will obviously burden its huge servers this morning.