Some Amazon Alexa users were met with deafening silence Friday, with the voice-controlled digital assistant going down across the U.S. According to Downdetector.com,a website that monitors technology outages and service interruptions, issues with Alexa began after 9:30 a.m. EST.
Users reported issues with Alexa’s voice recognition service on either Amazon Echo devices or third party electronics that run Alexa, reports The Verge. However, users were able to access the digital assistant through Alexa app, notes TechCrunch.
The outage appears to be impacting fewer people than earlier in the day, according to Downdetector.com. However, those with mute virtual assistants have been forced to perform mundane tasks like turn on lights, look up the weather, play music, or call friends the old-fashioned way.
Link to the rest at Time
PG had that experience yesterday and his office seemed strangely empty.