Alexa crashes leaving users across the UK unable to get a response from their Echo speakers

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa has crashed across Europe this morning -- leaving some frustrated users unable to turn off their alarms. According to Down Detector, a website that monitors such issues, there have been more than 8,000 reports of problems with the smart device. Issues first began to surface at around 07:00 GMT today. When issuing voice commands to Alexa devices, users are either being met with silence or have received messages saying'something went wrong'. Amazon's smart assistant Alexa appears to have crashed across Europe this morning -- leaving some frustrated users unable to turn off their alarms It appears the issue is affecting Amazon's range of Echo speakers as well as the retail giant's Fire TV Stick and Amazon Alexa app for smartphones.