Amazon Alexa DOWN: Echo smart speakers not working after major Amazon outage

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Those that now own an Alexa-powered device in Europe might be experiencing issues, however, as Down Detector shows multiple reports of service outages throughout the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria.

The website had logged hundreds of reports about the issue with the speakers, which are powered by Amazon's voice-controlled assistant Alexa. "The Alexa service is now operating normally", Amazon said in a statement. With an active subscription to the service, you can ask Alexa to play a specific song/playlist, add songs to a playlist you've made, and get even deeper controls with commands like "Alexa, play music I was listening to earlier today".

Users from the United Kingdom and Europe had earlier reported widespread difficulty in connecting to the server. Problems appear to have been experienced across the United Kingdom, as well as in parts of Europe.

With hopes to impress and convert a number of devoted Spotify and Apple Music users, Amazon has launched a free 90-day trial for eligible customers. They are having major server outages and are trying to resolve asap.

Amazon has yet to comment, but it's advising users to restart their Echo device - to no avail.

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One-third of the people who reported issues were unable to log into Alexa. Owners of smart homes rely on the integrated smart assistant to function, and in this case were left without the ability to conduct everyday things for up to six hours.

Alexa ran into trouble in May when an Echo device recorded a private conversation among an OR family and sent it to one of their contacts randomly.

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