Pixies apologize for sabotaging your Google Assistant alarm

For the previous couple of years, you’ve been capable of say “Cease” to inform Google Assistant to finish an alarm early with out the necessity to preface your command with “Hey Google.” It’s a helpful characteristic Google first debuted on earlier than later rolling it out to Pixel smartphones. And for probably the most half, it really works like a attraction, although one individual lately found a enjoyable quirk of the characteristic that entails the Pixies basic “The place Is My Thoughts?”

In a Reddit post noticed by , Pixel consumer “asevarte” recounts how their morning alarm would go off and generally flip off moments later for seemingly no motive. “Possibly as soon as each different week or so, I’d get up half-hour in a while my backup alarm, with no indication as to why the primary shut itself off,” they informed the Google Pixel subreddit.

Earlier this week, asevarte determined to get up early to resolve the problem. Fortunately, it didn’t take lengthy to search out the offender. Their alarm was set to play a Spotify playlist that options “The place Is My Thoughts?” For those who’re a Pixies fan, you understand precisely the place that is going. The Surfer Rosa lower opens with bassist and vocalist Kim Deal singing “Ooh” earlier than frontman Black Francis says, “Cease,” and the track, following a short pause, then continues. The part precipitated Google Assistant to prematurely finish asevarte’s alarm. They’d the playlist set to shuffle, which is what made figuring out the bug tough.

 recorded a video of the oversight in motion, and certain sufficient, enjoying “The place Is My Thoughts?” ends an alarm early. Curiously, different songs that characteristic a distinguished “cease,” resembling “Don’t Cease Me Now” by Queen, don’t seem to set off Assistant’s Fast Phrases characteristic in the identical approach that “The place Is My Thoughts?” does. Android Police speculates the rationale for that might be that in these different songs “cease” is backed by instrumentals. That strains up with complaints Assistant customers have had over time that the characteristic doesn’t work after they attempt to use it whereas their good show, speaker or Pixel machine is enjoying music.

For those who’re interested in what the Pixies consider all this. The band’s official Twitter account caught the unique Android Police story. “Sorry about that!” the account tweeted.