Today totally freaked me out. I was in a back bedroom and started walking down the hallway to our kitchen where Alexa sits. I heard a voice from the kitchen (i was alone at home and had been for 2 days) rounded the corner to hear her speaking in a foreign language for the length of a normal sentence. Then stopped. I asked Alexa - what did you just say - her response was she didn't understand. Needless to say that freaked me out. No one in my home speaks anything other than English!

How can this be?

  • I'm assuming you have ruled out any obvious things, like someone playing a practical joke or Alexa overhearing an advertisement on TV or radio?
    – anonymous2
    May 19, 2021 at 23:51
  • why would that freak you out? ... technology is not 100% reliable
    – jsotola
    May 20, 2021 at 1:22
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    Sometimes, it hears things out of normal house sounds. Go look at the voice history like this: amazon.com/gp/help/customer/… While you're in the privacy settings, also review the history of detected sounds. You'll atleast know what she thought she heard. Maybe you'll find that when the wind blows a certain way, the tree next to your house creaks a certain sound that she thinks is a request for a certain song in a foreign language ! Let us know what you found ! It'll be fun, I think. May 20, 2021 at 21:54
  • @kalyanswaroop that looks like an answer to me
    – jsotola
    May 20, 2021 at 22:03

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I have the same thing. Randomly she speaking another language a short sentence . I know she says my name but no idea what else. It’s usually in the middle of the night so it’s hard to catch the whole thing to interrupt. I have heard it early evening as well but not as often. I’ve reviewed voice and sound history but find nothing. If I’m alert enough I ask her to repeat but she says she doesn’t understand.

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