How to change the Amazon Echo wake word / name from Alexa to either Amazon or Echo.

The above Amazon Echo video tutorial shows users how to change the Echo wake word from Alexa to either Echo or Amazon.

Currently Amazon does not support changing the wake word to a custom name but hopefully this feature will be implemented in the future.

It has also been discovered that calling your Echo “Brolexa” or really anything that ends in “lexa” will work for activation when the wake word is set to “Alexa”.

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To change the wake word for the Amazon Echo, you need to access the Alexa app on your smartphone and access then access the settings for your Echo.

Within the settings section, there is an option to toggle between the three wake words – Alexa, Amazon and Echo.

I will update this video and post as soon as Amazon implements a way to use custom names / wake words with the Amazon Echo.

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Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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