Alexa is simply amazing as it has been gaining frequent updates and loads of features for the users to use on a daily basis. The voice assistant is slowly becoming a part of people’s lives with Amazon launching several of Alexa-controlled devices this year including the lineup of Echo smart speakers. The word ‘Alexa’ is used by millions of people to activate these smart speakers, but now a new feature by Amazon will help users to change the name as per their preference under the App settings.
Amazon is offering a list of other names that you can use instead of Alexa like ‘Echo’ or ‘Computer’, probably aimed at people who have the same name and don’t want to be made fun of or for those who are fed up saying ‘Alexa’ again and again while giving commands. If you own an Amazon voice- controlled device, this is how you can change Alexa’s name:
1. You need to open the Alexa App on your smartphone.
2. Tap on the icon with three rectangles (that looks like a hamburger) on the top-left side of the page.
3. Here you have to go inside the Settings option and select Device Settings.
4. From the list, select the device of your choice for which you want to change the name.
5. Click on the ‘Wake Word’ which you can find by scrolling down and select the new name from the given choices and hit ‘OK.’
After this, the change will effectively take place on all the devices you have intended to change and also you need to keep the Echo speakers on while modifying the settings.