Earlier this week, Amazon unveiled the new Echo Dot and Echo Tap. Although Amazon’s Echo speakers have been praised highly for the options and capabilities they have, one implement didn’t go as expected.
Something interesting happened this week during the show ‘Listen Up.’ NPR host Rachel Martin was showing everyone her Amazon Echo speaker over the radio often calling its name. Apparently, Alexa wanted to know more of what Martin was saying. As the speaker listened to the NPR broadcast, it accidentally reset a homeowner’s thermostat.
In fact, several users experienced difficulties when listening to the station on their speaker. One reported that their speaker went crazy when it heard its name called repeatedly. This is obviously a serious bug in the system, one that Amazon will need to fix sooner rather than later. If this is what Amazon is experimenting for their new Echo speakers, Amazon may want to rethink the idea of allowing Alexa to respond to any voice.