Are you tired of hearing the same Alexa voice over and over again? Also, if you have a member with the same name in the home, it could pose some challenges to the technology. Did you know that you can change the name and voice of Amazon’s smart assistant?
This article helps with that.
What is Amazon Alexa?
It is the voice A. I that interacts with you through Echo devices. The voice on those devices is called Alexa. It is seen as a personal assistant. It is called such because it does a lot of tasks for you and controls various systems. Amazon Voice Services is the platform that runs Alexa.
There are plenty of things you can ask a personal assistant to do for you. Go to the skill section and tap on any of the skills you love. Or you can even ask it to enable the skills themselves.
You can download it on any Alexa-enabled device, and it will offer up to 90,000 skills.
How to Change Alexa’s Name
To change Alexa’s name, know that you only have few options. Amazon allows you to change the name to something like Computer, Echo, Amazon, or Ziggy. Ziggy is the latest addition in 2021. Most people will like to stick with Alexa as its name. If that’s desirable for you, it is okay. Whatever the case, please know that you’re communicating with a robot.
To change Alexa’s name, do the following:
- Open your Alexa app.
- Open the Devices tab on your smartphone or computer. It doesn’t matter, your device could be Android or iOS.
- Open Echo & Alexa.
- Choose the device you want to change the name to.
- Click on Settings
- Click the Wake Word button
- Select your new name to one of the options mentioned above.
That’s it. You can change the name as often as you want. Some people make sure to select different names for their devices so that they don’t respond at once to a single command.
How to Change Alexa’s Voice
In case you’re tired of hearing that voice over and over again, and you love to change it, here are the steps to take:
- Open the Alexa app and click on the More button
- Click on Settings and go to Device Settings. Wait for the menu to populate
- Select the device you want the voice changed
- Click the Settings icon
- Click on the Language option
- Choose a new language
That’s it. If you picked British English, expect to hear a UK accent anytime Alexa responds to you. So, the language you pick is all up to you. Do you want to go back to the original voice? Yes you can do so by taking the same steps listed above
To Put a Celeb’s Voice on Your Alexa
Here is the part many people love. It is possible to put a celebrity’s voice on it for a small change. Samuel L. Jackson’s voice is available and it is said to be one of the funniest voices to add on Alexa. For over $5 he will answer your questions and even curse at you. To begin, you can say something like the following: Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson. From there, you can start your Alexa with the new wake phrase: “Hey, Samuel.”