Alexa, can you not?
We bought this Echo last week along with a Roomba vacuum. I had set the i robot app to integrate with the echo dot for voice commands. In the i robot app we named the robot Sammy. All works well for a few days until something disturbing happened. Last night I had asked Alexa to start Roobma to start cleaning via voice command. Alexa said something to the effect of starting Sammy to vacuum. Ok nothing unusual at this point, the apps are tied together. Then about a half hour into the roomba cleaning my house Alexa started playing a song all by itself with no voice command spoken. I walked into the kitchen where Alexa was to see what was going on and it was playing a sesame street song called “Sammy the snake” My girlfriend came into the kitchen and said that’s really odd and said Alexa stop and the music had stopped playing at that point. So I looked at my Alexa app and there is a history of every command spoken and there was no instance of anything telling it to play this song. I then told Alexa to play the song again and it did. It then was shown in the history of the voice commands of the song. I don’t know if this is a sick joke from the Alexa’s programming team snooping on people or not. What are the chances of Alexa playing a song that was not commanded to play and it was coincidentally playing a song with the same name of my Roomba that was currently cleaning my house. I now keep the mic muted on Alexa unless we want to use it.. To be clear there was NO music playing prior. (hilltop79)
Alexa, Stay Sassy
Oh man this was when we first got Alexa a few months ago, it still makes me wonder what happened.
My sister and I were playing with the Simon Says feature, testing what she’d interpret out of stock nonsense phrases. After some understandably botched repetitions of “ugga mugga” and “woogidy woogidy,” my sister tried “booga booga booga!”
There was a long enough pause that we thought Alexa hadn’t heard, but just when my sister opened her mouth to repeat, Alexa responded with “Shut up.”
We couldn’t figure out where that came from, it wasn’t even recorded on the app. When my sister tried again with the same phrase, Alexa just responded as she had been, some vague interpretation of the syllables. We haven’t been able to replicate it… (renwel)
the alarm came on this morning (everyday at 7am) however we had the flu and was miserable. I told alexa to turn off the alarm and upon the second request she gave us the most chilling witch-like laugh. I immediately jumped out of my bed as I’ve never heard such a laugh before.
It scared the wife and my 5 year old so badly that we unplugged her. I checked for all comments on google and couldn’t find a similar phenomenon. Throughout the day we would request for Alexa to laugh and none of the wav. files are the same as the first one that we experienced.