How to Change Alexa Voice on Amazon Echo Finally [Updated]
Since its inception, Amazon Echo has featured a titular female voice that has become the identity we all associate with a voice assistant. After so many years, Amazon is finally allowing users to switch to a new, male voice – and even call it a new name, replacing the awakening word with a new variant – Ziggy. And if you really want more personality in your smart dynamics, you can even try out the voices of celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O’Neill, and Melissa McCarthy (but you have to pay $ 5 for that).
How to change Alexa voice on Echo devices
You can change the Alexa voice right from your Amazon Echo or Echo Show device. Just say, “Alexa, change your voice.” If you have more than one device, Alexa will ask you to specify the device.
Alexa will then answer with a new voice (there is only one new voice, so there is no selection menu). If you want to switch to it permanently, just confirm with your voice.
If your Amazon Echo does not support this feature, Alexa will say something like “Sorry, your device does not support this.” If you have multiple devices, repeat this process to change the voice on all of your devices.
How to change Alexa’s voice using the iPhone or Android app
You can also change your voice using the Alexa iOS and Android app.
- Open the Alexa app and go to the Devices tab.
- Click the Echo and Alexa button in the upper left corner.
- Select the device on which you want to change the voice.
- Click on the settings icon (gear icon) in the upper right corner.
- Select the Alexa Voice option and switch to New to enable a new male voice.
How to change the word to wake up Alexa to “Ziggy”
Along with changing your voice, you can change the word to wake up your device – the word you say to get its attention; this is usually “Alexa”, although in the past you could also use “Computer”, “Amazon” or “Echo”. Along with the introduction of a new male voice, Amazon introduced a new, vaguely masculine word for awakening – “Ziggy.” (There is ongoing debate about whether this is a reference to Quantum Leap or not .) You can change the wake word to Ziggy and keep the regular Alexa voice, or vice versa. To change the wake-up word using your voice, tell the device to change the wake-up word. You will then be asked to choose one of the four options mentioned above. Please note that this change will only affect the device you are talking to, so if you want to change the wake word on all Echo speakers, you will have to follow the process for each one. a word in the Alexa app: 1. Open the Alexa app and go to the Devices tab.
2. Tap Echo & Alexa and then select the name of the device for which you want to change the wake word.
3. Tap the gear icon to enter Settings and tap Wake Word. Choose the one you need from the list.
4. When a pop-up window appears informing you that the change will take effect in a few minutes, click OK. Please note that you will have to repeat these steps for each of your devices.
How to switch to a celebrity voice
You can also try the celebrity voice on Amazon Echo. These voices will not answer all of your questions, but they are meant to answer some questions like alarms, timers, anecdotes, and weather forecasts. Each celebrity voice is worth $ 5, and at the time of writing, you can choose between Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Melissa McCarthy.
- Start by saying something like “Alexa, introduce me to [celebrity name].”
- Alexa will switch to a celebrity voice and he will guide you through everything he can do. He will also ask you if you would like to purchase a voice.
- Once verified, you will need to process the payment using your Amazon account.
- Now that the celebrity voice is on, you can wake up Alexa by saying “Hi [celebrity name]” (for example, “Hi Melissa”). Using the phrase “Hello Alexa” will give you a normal voice.
This article was originally published on July 24th and was updated on July 26th to add the “How to change the Alexa wake word to” Ziggy “section.