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Alexa just flashed that I had a notification. When I asked what my notifications were, the device started telling me about a new Timothee Chalamet movie. I don't want the device to suggest movies to me. I don't see anything in the Alexa app Notifications settings to turn movie suggestions off. How would that be done? I do want Amazon shopping and severe weather notifications, so I don't want to turn off notifications globally.

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  • Try telling it not to give you new movie notifications. I havent tried it, it might work. Dec 14, 2023 at 12:03
  • That was the very first thing I tried :-) Alexa told me to go to the Settings in the Alexa app and turn off notifications.
    – TimR
    Dec 14, 2023 at 12:32
  • From a google search: amazon.com/gp/help/customer/… Let us know if it worked. Dec 15, 2023 at 3:46
  • @kalyanswaroop I've already let you know in the question that it did not work. There is no subsection beneath notification settings that applies to movie suggestions, not as far as I can tell. I will bold the sentence.
    – TimR
    Dec 15, 2023 at 13:09
  • Another option you can try is to post to this forum: uk.amazonforum.com/s/topic/0TO4P000000t6mSWAQ/… Dec 15, 2023 at 13:50

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You can't.

According to "people on the internet"[citation unlikely], Amazon is supposedly losing a lot of money on Alexa. As a result they are deploying these tricks trying to advertise more services that they hope will bring in more usage, which somehow might lead to more revenue. So Alexa responses are now polluted with "By the way, I can ..." kinds of suggestions.

The best you can do at this time is open the Alexa app, navigate to More+, then Notification preferences, then step through each of the pages deciding on whether or not you want to receive those particular messages. That will help reduce, but not eliminate, some of the unwanted messages.

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