What is a Ziggy Speaker?
In August 2022, Amazon added a new wake word for their Echo devices in tribute to the late musician David Bowie – “Ziggy”. Ziggy is the fifth wake word option for Echo devices, joining “Alexa”, “Amazon”, “Computer” and “Echo”. This means that when users say “Ziggy”, their Echo device will respond and be ready to take commands.
The new wake word is a fitting tribute to the iconic musician and his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. Ziggy Stardust was a character created by Bowie in the early 1970s, and it has become a symbol of the musician’s influence and legacy. The Ziggy wake word is a way for Amazon to honor Bowie’s memory and influence.
Using the Ziggy wake word is easy. All users have to do is say “Ziggy” to their Echo device and it will respond. The device will then be ready to take commands and answer questions. The Ziggy wake word can be used for all the same functions as the other wake words, including playing music, setting reminders, and controlling smart home devices.
The Ziggy wake word is a great way for Amazon to honor the memory of David Bowie and his iconic alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. It is also a convenient way for users to interact with their Echo devices. With the addition of the Ziggy wake word, users now have five different wake words to choose from, making it easier than ever to get their Echo devices to respond.