I'm from Switzerland and I speak (Swiss)German. I often ask for the time "Alexa Zeit". Until now that worked perfectly.

Since a few days there's a song called "Zeit" on Spotify and now when I say the magic words, Alexa plays that song instead of telling me the time.

I unlinked Spotify, delete all history I could think of in the privacy settings. but still every second time I ask for "Zeit", Alexa now tells me that it can't find the song "Zeit" on Spotify anymore.

Any idea how to fix it?

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    try asking Alexa a question, not just a single word
    – jsotola
    Commented Apr 25 at 5:30

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As suggested in the comments it should be fixed by rephrasing, if necessary to a complete sentence. "Alexa, wie spät ist es?" should not lead to any confusion.

  • It worked for years, and i'm so used to just say "alexa zeit".. it's hard to go back to a full sentence as it comes out naturally.
    – gsharp
    Commented Apr 26 at 18:43

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