You’ve got an Amazon Echo or other Alexa device that you’ve been using yourself. But now other family members want in on the action. Can you add and juggle multiple accounts on your Alexa device? You can to a certain degree, though it does involve a few steps.
Another family member who wants to access your Echo needs to have his or her own Amazon account. Once you’ve added that person to the device, each of you can bounce from one account to another just by talking to Alexa.
There’s some confusion over how many accounts you can add to your Echo, and whether you can add teen and child accounts, or only adult accounts. First, an Alexa Household is different from an Amazon Household. Part of the confusion lies in the fact that Amazon refers to both of them as an Amazon Household. But for the sake of clarity, I’ll use the term Alexa Household to distinguish the Echo version from the regular Amazon Household.
With an Amazon Household, you and other members of the family can share the benefits of an Amazon Prime account along with access to Kindle ebooks and other digital content from Amazon. To build your Amazon Household, you can add two adults, up to four teens, and up to four children.
With an Alexa Household, other members of the family can talk to the same Echo device with their own accounts. Using the Household…