Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has become essential to many people’s daily routines, and it’s easy to see why. Alexa has many other features that make it a powerful tool for managing your smart home devices and accessing information. For instance, Alexa can set alarms and reminders, make phone calls, play music, read audiobooks, and even order products from Amazon using voice commands. Alexa can also be connected to other smart home devices, such as smart lights and thermostats, allowing you to control them using voice commands. However, did you know that you can also change the voice of your Alexa assistant on your Echo device?
In addition to the standard Alexa voice, Amazon now offers the option to change Alexa’s voice to a celebrity voice, including voices of notable figures such as Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Melissa McCarthy. This feature has added a new level of personalization and entertainment to the Alexa experience. In this article, I’ll show you how to do just that.
How to change Alexa’s voice on an Echo device using a mobile app
Before you start changing Alexa’s voice, make sure that your Echo device is compatible. Only Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices from the 3rd generation and later support multiple voices. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to change Alexa’s voice on an Echo device using a mobile app:
- If you haven’t already downloaded the app, you can do so free from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, please open it and sign in with your Amazon account. The Alexa app will automatically detect all the Echo devices connected to your account.
- After opening the Alexa app, tap on the “Devices” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to a list of all the devices connected to your account.
- Select the Echo device on which you want to change the voice.
- Tap the gear icon in the top right corner of the device page.
- Once you’re on the settings page for your Echo device, scroll down and tap “Alexa’s Voice.”
- You will see a list of available voices on the “Alexa Voice” page. Tap on the voice you want to use. Note that some celebrity voices may require additional purchases.
- After selecting a new voice, you will be asked to confirm the change. Tap on “Yes” to confirm the voice change.
Once the voice change is confirmed, you can test the new voice by asking Alexa a question or giving a command. If you’re not satisfied with the new voice, you can repeat the steps above to change it again. By following these steps, you can add a personal touch to your Alexa experience and enjoy interacting with your smart home assistant in a new way.
How to change Alexa’s voice on an Echo device using voice commands
If you don’t want to use the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet to change the voice, you can use voice commands instead. Wake up Alexa To start changing Alexa’s voice using voice commands. You first need to wake up the assistant by saying its name. By default, the wake word for Alexa is “Alexa,” but you can change it to “Echo,” “Amazon,” or “Computer” if you prefer.
Then ask to change Alexa’s voice. Once Alexa has woken up and listened to your voice, you can ask it to change it. To do this, say, “Alexa, change your voice.” This will initiate the process of changing the voice.
Follow Alexa’s instructions. After you ask Alexa to change the voice, the assistant will guide you to select a new one. It may ask you to confirm your choice or make a purchase if the voice you select requires an additional purchase.
What celebrity’s voices are available on Alexa
One of the most exciting features of Alexa is the ability to change its voice, with options ranging from different accents to famous celebrity voices. With advanced voice technology, Amazon has created a range of celebrity voices that users can choose as their Alexa voice.
- Samuel L. Jackson: With the Samuel L. Jackson voice, users can ask Alexa to play music, tell jokes, or even swear (if they opt-in to the explicit language setting).
- Shaquille O’Neal: The Shaquille O’Neal voice brings the basketball legend’s personality to life with jokes, motivational messages, and trivia questions.
- Melissa McCarthy: The Melissa McCarthy voice provides a comedic twist to Alexa’s responses with jokes and funny remarks.
- Deadpool: Deadpool is a character from the popular Marvel comic book. He is a rather cruel but funny anti-hero.
- R2D2: The funny robot R2D2 from Star Wars can also serve as the voice for Alexa.
It’s important to note that some of these celebrity voices may require an additional purchase, and availability may vary by region. Additionally, Amazon may add or remove celebrity voices over time.
How else can you change Alexa’s voice?
In addition to using the Alexa app or voice commands to change the voice of your Echo device, there are a few other ways you can customize Alexa’s voice:
- Change the language and accent: Alexa’s language and accent can be changed to suit your preferences. To do this, go to the Language settings in the Alexa app and choose your preferred language and accent.
- Adjust the speaking rate: If you find Alexa’s voice too fast or slow, you can adjust the speaking rate in the Alexa app. This feature is handy for those who have difficulty understanding fast speech.
- Enable Whisper Mode: Whisper Mode is a feature that allows Alexa to respond in a quieter, more subdued voice when you whisper to it. This can be helpful when you don’t want to disturb others in the room or try to use Alexa at night without waking anyone up.
- Change the wake word: As mentioned earlier, the default wake word for Alexa is “Alexa,” but you can change it to “Echo,” “Amazon,” or “Computer” if you prefer. This can be done in the Alexa app under the Wake Word settings.
It’s important to note that not all of these options may be available for all Echo devices, and availability may vary by region. Nonetheless, customizing Alexa’s voice and settings can help make the experience more enjoyable and personalized to your needs.