Alexa and Amazon Fight it Out

Posted in Amazon, Hardware on November 25th, 2020 by michael

Okay, we’ve got kind of a situation over here. Alexa and Amazon – two of my beloved personal assistants – can’t get along. Here’s the situation:

Me: “Alexa, play <insert song name here>.”

Alexa: “Now playing <song name> on Amazon Music.”

Amazon: [Thinks she heard her name being called; starts playing some random song also.]

Alexa: [Sees that Amazon has started playing music; stops playing what I asked for.]

Me: “Aaaaaargh! Amazon, stop!!!”

You might think that Amazon devices would know not to take orders from each other. Apparently, there are limits.

Help me Amazon Dot Com! You’re my only hope.