has a new name now– Ziggy — and a new voice to either pair with “Ziggy” or not. You’re easy to mix — and remix — those options as you please, since there are separate settings for voice and wake word.
Alexa already had many other, er, “names”: Your Echo device could already respond to “Amazon,” “Echo,” or “Computer,” as well as “Alexa.” “Ziggy” is the first name to appear as an option besides “Alexa.”
The “wake word” is the name you say to call Amazon’s digital voice assistant. The steps are the same whether you want to change it to “Ziggy” or any of the other choices. There’s the easy way — say, “Alexa, change your wake word” and then answer to one of the choices Alexa gives you. And then there is this:
There’s an easy way to change like the wake word– “Alexa, change your voice.” Your Echo gadget will authenticate using the new voice. If changing to the masculine-sounding voice, you’ll be told how to change the wake word as well. And then there is this: