Amazon adds “Computer” to Alexa’s list of wake words

If you own an Amazon Echo, Dot, or any other device with Alexa built-in and you’re a Star Trek fan, you’ll be glad to hear that Amazon has added the word “Computer” to the device’s list of ‘wake words’. This means that on top of “Echo”, “Alexa”, and “Amazon”, you can now just say the word “Computer” and to wake Alexa up from its slumber. 

As you can see from the image above, to change the wake word, you’ll have to navigate to Alexa.com (or Alexa.co.uk if you are in the UK), sign in with your account details and then select Settings. You should then click on whatever you called your device, after which you should tap on ‘Wake Word’. Now you can change the wake word to either “Alexa”, “Amazon”, “Echo”, or indeed, “Computer” and then tap on save. Alexa will then update its system, flashing its light to let you know it is working. You’ll then be able to wake Alexa up using whichever wake word you chose.

If you own a device with Alexa built-in, which wake word do you use, and what new ones would you like to see added in future? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Amazon


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).