You can unlock 'super Alexa mode' on your Amazon device with cheat code
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You can level up your Alexa and achieve a 'Super Alexa Mode' with one simple cheat code, and the results do not disappoint.
Watch how here:
Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has become a popular gadget in homes across the planet, performing all kinds of useful tasks on command. However, she can also do less useful things too, if you know how to ask her the right questions and commands.
To unlock the Super Alexa Mode, you can activate it by saying the following: "Alexa, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start."
Alexa will then reply: "Super Alexa Mode, activated. Starting reactors, online. Enabling advanced systems, online. Raising dongers. Error. Dongers missing. Aborting."
It will also play some jaunty music... but that's it, I'm afraid.
Unfortunately the voice assistant won't be able to wash the dishes and tell you the results of matches that haven't kicked off yet; but it's a fun little joke and a nod to the old cheat code on Nintendo games.
The Konami Code was created by Kazuhisa Hashimoto for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. It was initially designed to help developers test games more easily but Hashimoto subsequently forgot to remove the code, according to Lifewire.
Gamers loved it though once they found it, and it went on to become a staple in the Nintendo games.
Super Alexa Mode is less super than you might have hoped. Credit: PA
Last month, a video of a man kicking off at his Alexa for telling him facts he didn't want to hear went viral.
Specifically, the Trump supporter didn't take kindly to his Alexa telling him that Joe Biden is the president-elect and that Trump wasn't in power anymore.
Republican Dean Browning shared the video on Twitter with the caption: "Video sent by a friend - why does @Alexa bring up Joe Biden when asked who the President of the United States is?
"We have one President at a time and Joe Biden is not the President right now."
In the tense exchange between Browning's friend and the virtual assistant, the man asks Alexa: "Who is the President of the United States?"
She responds: "The current President of the United States is Donald Trump."
However, she then adds: "According to the Associated Press, Joe Biden is the President-elect and will be sworn in on 20 January 2021.
"Did that answer your question?"
Browning's friend hits back: "Why did you feel the need to tell me that Joe Biden is the President-elect? I asked you who the President is."
He is met with stony silence and adds: "Hmm, no answer."