Alexa, the smart speaker from Amazon, wakes up and responds to your requests when called by name. It may be that you are bored of repeating “Alexa”, or that there is an Alex in your house and you are tired of the speaker being activated every time you call him by her name.
Amazon’s Alexa smart speaker has an option to change the device’s wake word
There is a procedure thate modify the name by which Alexa is activated before making a request. You can also, for example, change his tone so that he speaks to you in a male voice.
Next, we explain step by step 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. Go to the option that says “Devices”. Next, among all the options that it shows you, you must select the one that bears the title of “Echo & Alexa”. Next, and only in case you have more than one linked device, you must choose which one you want to make the changes to.
-«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. When you have accessed the “Settings” folder, scroll until you find an option with the title of “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 any word, but you must choose between 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.