How to set up Amazon Alexa Voice Profiles so it knows it's you talking

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Having multiple people in your household using the same profile on all the Echo devices in your house can be a bit confusing, especially since everyone has different needs and wants from the Alexa smart assistant. Amazon has an answer for that with Alexa Voice Profiles. At the end of this guide, you’ll be an expert at setting up different Alexa Voice Profiles for everyone in your home.

Products used in this guide

  • Your main assistant: Amazon Echo ($100)
  • The only app you need: Alexa App (Free)

How to set up your first profile via your Echo Device

With your Echo device set up, say Alexa, Learn My Voice.

Alexa will ask you who you are in your Amazon profile. Respond with No until your name is reached, then respond with Yes.

Repeat the ten phrases that Alexa asks you to repeat.
Alexa will have learned your voice!

You can also use start setting up Alexa Voice Profiles using the Alexa App for Android:

How to set up your profile via the Alexa App

Open the Amazon Alexa app.

Sign in to the main Amazon Account associated with all the Echo devices in your household.
Tap the Menu icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
Tap Settings.

Tap Alexa Account.

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Tap Recognized Voices.
Tap Your Voice.

Once on this screen, you’ll be invited to create your first voice profile. Tap Begin.

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Follow the instructions on the next screen within 5 minutes.
When finished, your voice profile will be completely set up.

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Setting up additional voice profiles is as easy as downloading the Alexa App onto the mobile devices of the other members of your home, logging into your Amazon account, and following the instructions above. However, at the setup screen, tap I’m someone else and enter their first and last name as indicated on the screens below:

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Our top equipment picks

These are the mandatory or core equipment selections. Optional or ancillary equipment will follow.

A routine powerhouse

Amazon Echo

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$100 at Amazon

Amazon’s flagship voice assistant isn’t just a fancy speaker.

The Amazon Echo is a powerful device, with a powerful back end in the form of Alexa, which allows for more than just streaming audio. Setting up routines, voice profiles and even Amazon shopping makes the Amazon Echo a potential centerpiece in anyone’s home

Setting up everyone in your home with an Alexa voice profile for the Echo devices you have is a great way to make sure everyone’s individual Alexa experience is special to them. Your music listening, shopping and skill experiences will be different across each profile, which will be sure to please all the members of your household.

Additional Equipment

In addition to the Echo, setting up other profiles requires the Alexa application for Android.

Amazon Alexa App

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Free at Google Play

The nerve center of the Echo experience, here is where you’ll set up your Voice Profiles and more.