Alexa has been quietly updating the insides of Alexa with new features. Most notable in this recent release (4812) is the addition of a new wake word. Drum roll… You can now wake your Echo device with the word ‘Computer’ in addition to the other three Alexa wake up words ‘Alexa’, ‘Echo’ and ‘Amazon’. 

Setting your preferred wake word involves a couple of simple steps. Go into the Alexa app or alexa.amazon.com and choose Settings. You’ll find the Wake Word selection under the first submenu.