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This guide has been prepared to show you the required steps involved in changing the Wake Word on your Amazon Alexa Echo device. The guide covers all the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, Echo Show and Echo Plus devices, although the available methods differ slightly depending on whether your device has a screen or not.
The Wake Word is what you say to get Alexa to listen to you, it activates Alexa, it is sometimes also called the activation word. It can be useful to change this in some situations, such if you have more than one device that can be heard from neighbouring rooms, i.e. between the kitchen and living room.
NOTE: There are currently only four choices of Wake Word; Alexa, Amazon, Echo or Computer.
The wake word can be triggered accidently by similar sounding words. So you may want to test out which one will work best for your situation. Of the four wake words, Echo is the one with highest incidence of false activation, due to the number of similar sounding words.
If you can, read this guide in full as it will help you to decide, where there are options, which will be most suitable. Should you have any difficulties please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also created a series of videos to help you, which you can find on our YouTube Channel.
You can set the Wake Word using the:
Here are some handy links to the app stores for Android and Apple and to the computer console:
We will cover each of the three methods in this guide.
These are the steps you need to follow to set your Wake Word using the Alexa App on your mobile phone or tablet:
To be able to set your wake word using the Alexa web console on your computer, you will need to access the Alexa web console using the link below.
Here are the steps to follow:
These are the steps you need to follow to set your Wake Word using the touch screen on your Echo Device:
For further tips on using Amazon Alexa and helping you to get familiar with the features we’ve also prepared a Quick Tips guide.
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