All wake word options can be used with male or female voice options.

Customers in the UK can now try a new wake word for their Echo devices – “Ziggy”. “Ziggy” is the fifth wake word option for Echo devices in addition to “Alexa”, “Amazon”, “Computer”, and “Echo”.

Customers can change the wake word of their Echo device customers via the Alexa app or the Settings screen on Echo Show devices, and all wake word options can be used with either the male or female voice options for Alexa. To change Alexa’s voice, customers need to say ‘’Alexa, change your voice’’.

“We are constantly looking for ways to offer our customers more choices so they can personalise their Alexa experience,” said Dennis Stansbury, Alexa UK Country Manager. “The wake word is crucial as Alexa devices are specially designed only to detect the user’s chosen wake word.