Change Your Echo From Alexa To Another Name

December 12, 2018

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If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you’ve likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something. It's unfortunate if you name is Alexa or any that sounds similar to the Echo wake up word. However you can change the wake up word from Alexa to something different. Amazon won’t let you change your Echo’s wake word to anything you want, but it does offer a few options. Instead of “Alexa” you can also use “Echo” or “computer” as your wake words. It’s a feature that’s been available for a while, but not many people realize it’s there. To make the change, go to the Alexa app on your phone and then tap the hamburger icon on the top left side of the page (it looks like three lines stacked on top of each other). From there, select Settings and then Device Settings. Tap on the device you want to change the wake up word and scroll down to “Wake Word.” Select the new wake word you’d like from the list, and then select “OK.” You can also make the change directly on an Amazon Echo device with a display. On those, say “Go to Settings” and then select “Device Options” followed by “Wake Word.” Remember that if you have multiple Echo devices, you'll have to change them individually and make sure it is connected to the Internet.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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