How to change the Alexa activation word


Alexa, Amazon’s smart speaker, activates and responds to your requests when called by name. You might be bored of repeating “Alexa”, or there’s an Alex in your house and you’re tired of the speaker activating every time you call its name.

Amazon’s smart speaker, Alexa, has an option to change the activation word on the device

There is a procedure that allowse modify the name by which Alexa is activated before making a request to her. You can also, for example, change its tone so that it speaks to you in a male voice.

Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how you can change this keyword that makes Alexa alert and ready to respond to your requests.

-Alexa App: Open the app from which you control and configure Alexa. Enter the option that says “Devices”. Then, from among all the options it shows you, you must select the one titled “Echo & Alexa”. Then, and only in case you have more than one linked device, you must choose on which one you want to make the changes.

-“Settings: Once you have chosen where to make the changes, access the “Settings” icon. This is located in the upper right corner of the screen. Once you have accessed the “Settings” folder, scroll down to an option with the title “Activation Word”.

-Choose a new word: Now you will have to choose which word you want to use to activate your smart speaker. You should know that it can’t be just any word, but you will have to choose among those offered by the company: Amazon, Computer, Echo or Ziggy.

Once you have chosen one of them, and after a few minutes of installation, you will be able to address your speaker by its new name. In addition, Alexa allows you to put the voice, and therefore the name, of a celebrity. You can choose between Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal or Melissa McCarthy, but paying a price of $ 4.99 for the service.

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