Alexa has started randomly laughing and it's freaking people out

Amazon Alexa now supports Spotify rival Deezer and 'never-ending' personal playlists

Amazon is aware that its Alexa virtual assistant has been freaking people out with seemingly random and "creepy" laughter and is working to fix the issue, the company told CNBC in a statement.

As you can imagine, echos of laughter suddenly ringing out in one's otherwise empty home would terrify pretty much anyone, which is why the incident has since become a Twitter Moment.

"I was trying to turn off some lights and they kept turning back on", one Reddit user posted last month.

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Riad Hawa, VP Hardware Partnerships, Deezer said: "We're very excited to launch Deezer with Alexa in 66 countries and across a wide range of Alexa supported devices".

In the meantime, users continue to swap laughing Alexa stories as though telling ghost stories at a campfire.

This basically means that all smart speakers and devices that run Alexa will now be able to ask her to play their music from Deezer. Others have claimed Alexa has stopped responding to requests. "We had the Dot laugh several times and it wasn't the laugh Alexa produces, but definitely sounded like a canned laugh, not like someone laughing live". "I still get chills".

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It's not the first creepy encounter users have had with Alexa.

Amazon acknowledged on Wednesday that some of its Alexa-enabled devices have developed a new skill: creeping out their owners with unexpected and unwarranted bursts of robotic laughter. "No indication on the app that the device heard any command".

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