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Old 01-05-2017, 08:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by darcane View Post
When I initially set it up, I installed the Alexa app and noticed that it had a number of recordings already showing for my account. A few months back, my son purchased a new Kindle for himself and it is apparently an Alexa device. None of us had previously realized that, so we weren't using the keyword at all. However, it had about 20 recordings from his device. I think words that are similar enough will trigger it, or possibly if it hears the trigger word on a TV commercial or something. At any rate, it was a significant number of recordings that were totally unrelated to trying to use Alexa.
Heh, I've noticed that too. Once in a blue moon, an Echo commercial will come on and wake ours up. Or someone will say something close enough to "Alexa" that it thinks it has been spoken to. Interesting thing to have around...

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