It's Friday, we're all burned out a bit from the week. Apparently, Amazon includes Alexa.
The popular voice assistant that powers all sorts of devices fromto and even a . did not work for some people at 2:00 pm PT. A few hours later, it seemed that the problems had resolved.
When reports appeared on the DownDetector website, half a dozen CNET reporters across the country tried to call Alexa to tell them the weather, make music, turn on the lights, tell a joke, and recount the biography of action Legend Chuck Norris. In some cases it worked (A joke: "Why did the football player cross the street? To get to the other sideline"). In other cases, the service replied that he had problems and tried again.
A spokesman for Amazon said in a statement that the company had "a problem" that affected Alexa for some users without providing additional details. "The Alexa service is now working normally," she added.
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Update 4:40 pm PT : Adds Amazon comment.