Alexa, what time is it?

Written early in the morning in English • Tags: ,

This morning Alexa was an hour behind — she hadn’t moved to DST. A quick search on Google showed that last year DST switching had worked.

The top hit, however, was a fresh Reddit thread with Alexa users reporting the same issue. After keeping an eye on it, I saw a user come up with the solution that worked for me (and it is the only solution on the thread so far).

Launch the Alex app and go to Settings, select a device, and change the timezone

  • from America/Eastern Standard Time
  • to US/Eastern Standard Time

The fix takes immediately: just ask “Alexa, what time is it?” — no power cycling needed.