Company Website: Amazon Echo with Alexa
Amazon Echo is a brand of smart speakers developed by Amazon. The devices connect to the voice-controlled, intelligent, personal assistant service, which responds to the name “Alexa”. The Echo “wake word” can be changed by the user to “Amazon”, “Echo,” or “Computer”.
Amazon Echo Set-up Step 1: Set up OpenDNS on your home’s router (this is necessary in order to filter web content, since the Echo doesn’t have a content filter of its own, yet it obviously does connect to the Internet).
Amazon Echo Step 2: There are minimal parental controls on the Echo, but there are a few steps parents can take to prevent their kids from buying 1,000 pizzas. Read this short article from USA Today.
If you want to change the Echo “wake word,” read this article. Unfortunately, you can’t change it to whatever you want (maybe a future feature).
Amazon Echo Step 3: Chances are, if you have an Echo, you also have Amazon Prime and enjoy its movies. You’ll want to set up the parental controls in Amazon Prime following this video: