Customers in Canada can now try a new wake word for their Amazon Echo devices, “Ziggy.” To change the wake word, simply visit the Alexa app, select your device, select from one of the existing available wake words, Alexa, Computer, Echo, Amazon, and now Ziggy.
All wake words can be used with any voice option including the new voice option launched last year. This new wake word started rolling out to customers today and will be available to all customers over the next week.
The new Ziggy wake word is supported on Echo devices second generation and later. It can be set as the wake word for whichever voice you have selected as your default voice on your device.
“Ziggy is a fun name and is reflective of Alexa’s wealth of knowledge on everything from A to Z. We tested several wake words and found that this wake word was preferred.
Alexa’s personality has been carefully crafted over the years and includes attributes we value in all people like being smart, considerate, empathetic, and inclusive.”
Multiple wake word choices are another way Amazon is providing more ways for customers to customize their Alexa experience.