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Can I change the word the Echo wakes up to?

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Can I change the word the Echo wakes up to?
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:49:17 am »
My brother recently bought me an Alexa for my birthday. He thought it was a great joke because both my wife and my daughter are called 'Alexa'. However this has caused chaos in family conversations as every time anyone addresses one of the human Alexas in the house the Echo unit wakes up and starts talking or playing arbitary music. We have it located in the kitchen but it can even hear talk in other rooms too. Is there any way I can change the word the Echo wakes up to?

Re: Can I change the word the Echo wakes up to?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 03:55:32 am »
My brother recently bought me an Alexa for my birthday. He thought it was a great joke because both my wife and my daughter are called 'Alexa'. However this has caused chaos in family conversations as every time anyone addresses one of the human Alexas in the house the Echo unit wakes up and starts talking or playing arbitary music. We have it located in the kitchen but it can even hear talk in other rooms too. Is there any way I can change the word the Echo wakes up to?

Check the settings of your echo. You can set the wakeword to Alexa, Amazon, Computer or Echo.
My Alexa stuff:
Echo Show, Echo Spot, 4 Echo Dots, Fire TV, Fire tablet,
Vobot Alarmclock, Logitech Harmony Hub, house full of Hue lights,
Ring 1+2 doorbells, Tado smart thermostat, Plex server.

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Re: Can I change the word the Echo wakes up to?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 03:59:09 am »
Menu > Settings > Echo > scroll down to Wake Word.