Various reports from around the world today: A weird Amazon outage meant that Alexa – typically controlled by voice – was “ignoring” user requests throughout the day in various countries..
Reports across the pond in Theresa May’s UK *she survived so far*:
Outage tracker Down Detector received hundreds of reports about Alexa not working at around 8am UK time – and was resolved about an hour later.
Most of the reports were related to either server connections not working, or problems with logging into Alexa.
A global outage map showed that users were experiencing issues around the world, although primarily in the UK and Europe – which was just waking up.
A large number of reports also came in from the USA, although the majority of America was sleeping at the time.
One user on Twitter wrote: “Anybody else’s Alexa ignoring them this morning?
“It played my local radio station after a while, but won’t do anything else. Just ignoring me. Won’t even turn off.”
Another Brit complained: “Anyone else got a problem with Alexa this morning? Refusing to talk to me, just a spinny blue light and then goes off.”
On Down Detector, a user complained that he couldn’t control his smart home: “Won’t turn up the heating, and is thinking long and hard about whether to turn lights on or off.”