Amazon Echo devices: Alexa has a new wake-up word
Ziggy is a new activation word that can be used to wake Alexa on Amazon devices such as the Echo Plus smartspeaker (pictured). Photo: Amazon/dpa-tmn
Ziggy & Co can be made an activation word regardless of whether the female or male Alexa voice is active. The only restriction: changing the Alexa wake-up word and thus also selecting Ziggy only works on Amazon’s own Echo devices, not on devices from other manufacturers.
After all, individual changes are possible on Echo devices. So you can assign a different activation word to each of these devices. To change it, simply call up the settings of the respective device in the Alexa app. If Ziggy has not yet appeared there, just wait a few more days: Amazon is gradually updating the Echo devices.
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