I have two Echos, one is the original full size and one is the newer Echo Plus. This problem only happens with the Echo Plus.
When I set an alarm I've always said, "Alexa, set an alarm for 9pm" or whatever time I want it set for. Previously it would do it and reply, "Alarm set for 9pm", now however even if I specify a time it then asks, "For what time" if I then repeat, "9pm", it asks, "Is that 9 in the morning or the afternoon". My normal, older Echo doesn't do this it sets the alarm correctly without asking the questions - as did my Echo Plus before it started going weird on me.
Has anyone else experienced this, and if so how did you fix it?
The Amazon help pages seem a little unclear in terms of restricting Alexa instructions by devices.
There seem to be a much broader selection of commands now - see help page help page
I'm sure there will be teething issues as different generation devices "link up" with each other, and some things are bound to be a bother as old commands are abandoned and new ones are required. In some ways this makes having had some kit for some time already makes it harder to use :( Just how it goes I guess.
Look through other posts there seem to be suggestions about replaying history of what Alexa thinks it hears and things like that - maybe worth a shot?
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I have the same issue on all my devices (echo, echo dot, echo spot, echo gen 1). Setting alarms for AM is fine, but when I try to set an alarm for a PM time I get "Alarm for what time?". Sometimes when I repeat the PM time again it works and sometimes I just say, for example, 9 and I am then asked to specify morning or evening. It used to work flawlessly. I tried military time but that was even worse! I said "Alexa set an alarm for nineteen hundred" response "alarm set for 7pm monday....sorry there was a problem setting your alarm". I didn't even specify a day and the current day was Wednesday! Now I am trying to get in to the habit of specifying the time and then "in the evening" or "in the morning" which seems to work without issue.