Amazon Alexa is down in the UK

29 September, 2018, 18:28 | Author: Kara Nash
  • An Amazon Echo displays a video feed of the front door on a TV in the living room of an Amazon ‘experience center’ in Vallejo California U.S

The creepy always-on audio surveillance device voice-activated home assistant relies on a constant connection to Amazon's servers to function.

Amazon.com's Echo smart speakers were back up on Wednesday after facing problems with connectivity in the United Kingdom and some other European countries, according to outage tracker Downdetector.com.The website had logged hundreds of reports about the issue with the speakers, which are powered by Amazon's voice-controlled assistant Alexa.

The company representatives gave us a demo of how the new range can control nearly any compatible appliance in your home with your voice.

This budget device brings Alexa to any speakers you have in your house with it costing less than £35.

Echo Show isn't a television, nor will it replace a buyer's TV.

As you can see here, the new Echo Dot gets a big makeover from its predecessor.


This approach has been adopted across the Echo range for 2018 and makes the aesthetic much closer to that favoured by the Google Home Max and Apple HomePod.

One user confirmed the issues saying: "The Alexa app on my phone is showing "Sorry, we're experiencing system issues", and it says they're working on the problem".

Don't forget to tell Alexa to play your favorite NH1.com radio stations, so you can stream us on your smart speaker.

Aiva uses Google Home, Amazon Echo and other smart speakers to engage patients and the elderly and connect them with their caregivers.

It is not immediately clear as to when Amazon will launch the other Echo speakers in India. Using the 3.5mm audio port or Bluetooth, you can enable nearly any speaker lying in your house to be voice-enabled and get the AI prowess of Alexa.

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