Alexa is one of the best smart home assistants and the limits on possibilities that it can make happen are virtually endless. However, there is also some sort of errors or problems in the application that can cause you to have hindrance with your experience. These issues are mostly technical as the build quality is pretty strong on the devices and Alexa optimizes perfectly with any sort of Alexa enabled device you might have.
If you are getting any issues with your Echo device having a problem with Announcements, here are a few things that you need to do to make it work.
Alexa Announcement Error
1. Check the connectivity
The first thing that you need to check is if your Amazon Alexa device is connected to the internet and your phone as well. This issue is mainly caused due to the error with connectivity and once you make that sure, this will be sorted easily. Moving forward, you will also be needing to disconnect and reconnect the device if your connection seems fine to you and this will be solving out the problem for you. If this doesn’t work as you want it to, you will need to move forward with some more troubleshooting steps such as.
2. Restart the device
Sometimes there are minor errors or bugs developed that can stop your amazon Alexa device from working optimally. So, a simple restart might work for you. Now, these devices are designed to be plugged in and stay on round the clock so there are no physical power buttons on the device or an option to turn it down in the application. You will need to remove the power chord of your device and let it sit for a few seconds. 10-15 seconds should be enough and after that, you can plug the power back in and it will solve the issue for you in most cases.
3. Check for settings and permissions
If you are using a smartphone that is not from Amazon, you might face some issues with the permissions and stuff like that. Make sure that you check all the settings and ensure that they are set as you want them to be. Also, run a check through all the permissions there and allow every necessary component. Amazon is a safe platform and you don’t need to be skeptical about your privacy there. Once you have saved the settings and allowed permissions on your smartphone to the Alexa application, it will start working out for you like before.
4. Sign in again
You will also need to sign in again to make it work. It might not sound like much but it is worth a try as there are multiple factors involved with the process like having different devices on the same account and your account preferences. So, make sure that you sign out on the device and then sign back in and that will essentially solve the problem for you. If that doesn’t work, you can try out contacting support and they will be able to help you out with the problem.