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Echo dot playing music without commands

I set my echo dot up yesterday. It is randomly playing the same song without any commands to Alexa. It doesn't show up in my history. It happened about 4 different times in the 24 hours I had it set up. I had to disconnect it overnight so it wouldn't start playing the song in the middle of the night and wake me up.

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I just had the same problem with my 2GB silver nano. I had to restore the factory settings through iTunes and reload all of my music. There was also an update for the nano that I downloaded yesterday (Jan. 29, 2006) and installed when I restored the factory settings. My nano appears to be running fine for the moment,but we'll see if this actually took care of the problem.

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SOURCE: Remove random play

go back all the way in the menu till you get to the begining and select music library, then go back to play mode and select normal

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The songs are in the wrong format. They probably have a restrictive DRM license that limits playback on mp3 players (although the songs may play fine on your computer). iTunes format will not work at all. The best way to avoid a problem like this is to only use songs that are in mp3 format.

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SOURCE: how do I set it to play random songs?

While a file is playing you can enter the Music Submenu by pressing the “M” button briefly. The Music Submenu allows you to adjust your repeat mode, amongst other things.

The Repeat Menu allows you to set your repeat mode. Choose from Normal, Repeat One, Folder, Repeat folder, Repeat all, Random, and Intro.

Choose Random.

Here is an online version of the manual, incase you have any other problems you want to read about.

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