How to change Alexa’s location and home address

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Change Alexa’s location and home address

Alexa gets smarter by the week, but Amazon's assistant performs a lot better the more it knows about you. We know, we know, sometimes you don't want to share all your info with these tech companies - and that's perfectly fine - but revealing some things, like your address, can make Alexa much more helpful.

Having your Echo device know your address allows it to personalize responses to you and generally just be a little more helpful. For example, you’ll be able to ask for your commute time, or ask for the weather and get a response relevant to your specific area.

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Another thing it can be handy for is searching for things nearby. If you can’t be bothered opening Google Maps, you can ask Alexa to find nearby sushi spots, which it will read aloud. By having your address punched in, it can tell you which spots are closest by.

To enter or change your address, do the following:

1) Open the Alexa app and hit the navigation menu at the top left of the screen.

2) Tap Alexa Devices and choose the one you want to change.

3) Tap on Device Location.

4) Select your country at the top, then enter your home address.

Also, because location is specified for each device - not centrally in your account - changing one device’s location will not change the others too. If you want to change them all, you’ll have to do the above procedure for each of them.

If you have an Echo Show or Spot...

If you have an Echo with a display, ie an Echo Show or Echo Spot, you can change the location directly on the device.

1) Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Settings (or say “Alexa, go to settings”).

2) Hit Device Options.

3) Then Device Location.

4) You can then manually enter the address.

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