How to prevent Alexa from ruining your Christmas surprises?

If you’ve been shopping on Amazon for the holidays and have an Echo device, it’s not impossible that you might have voice alerts letting you know when an order is imminent … and its contents. . We explain how to avoid spoiling the surprises and the magic of Christmas.

Amazon Echo Show 10

Amazon Echo Show 10 // Source: Amazon

With Christmas around the corner, there’s a good chance you’ve opted for ordering online, especially on Amazon. If you have an Echo Dot speaker or Echo smart display as a bonus, you can receive voice notifications letting you know your order is on the way and, sometimes, what’s in it. Something also breaks the magic of Christmas for some and especially the little ones who might realize that Santa Claus has a funny voice in the end …

To avoid this, all you have to do is set up your Amazon account and put Alexa a little more on standby. Less practical for some, but safer for quiet parties. You will always have the flashing yellow halo to indicate an order in progress.

How do I turn off Alexa voice announcements?

  • Go to the Alexa app and tap More at the bottom right.
  • In Settings, then in Notifications and Amazon purchases.
  • In the game Announces and displays product titles, deactivate including items with gift option.

From the settings, you can also disable the announcements sent by Alexa to your devices, if a package is being delivered or delivered or the slightest update of your order. You can also stop requests to evaluate your purchases.

In addition, Amazon has also set up a site for its voice assistant to be useful if you have various disabilities. This site presents the different settings and uses that you can set up with the help of Alexa. And if you want the latter to get a little more into the holiday spirit, you can ask her to pick up a Christmas movie on Prime Video, Disney + or Netflix, or ask her questions. She has already prepared her answers …

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