If you have an Alexa device in your house, like an Echo smart speaker, everybody in your house can make use of it. However, there are disadvantages to having it linked to 1 account. This means everybody will be sharing the same account. In this article, we explore a comprehensive tutorial on how to use Amazon Echo with two Amazon Accounts.
What Amazon calls an Alexa Household can be created. Meaning, there can be 2 accounts on the device, and it can distinguish between to-do lists, music lists, and other kinds of content.
Creating a household also lets one member of the house make a purchase with the other’s account, which can get the job done if one person owns a Prime account. (A code can be added if you’d prefer to not let the other household member make purchases.)
You can just add one other adult (or teenager) to an Alexa Household account. You are allowed to add about 4 kids through the Amazon FreeTime Unlimited plan, which costs $4.99 a month (or $2.99 a month for Prime members) for one child and $9.99 a month (or 6.99 a month for Prime members) for about 4 children.
And, do not mistake this with Amazon Household, the service linked to a general Amazon account, which lets 2 adults, about 4 teens, and up to 4 child profiles share an account.
How Can I Add An Adult To My Alexa Household?
1. Launch your Alexa application.
2. Click the menu icon and choose “Settings.”
3. Choose “Account Settings” then “Amazon Household.”
4. You will see a breakdown of what every member of the household can and cannot share. Click “Start.”
How To Remove A Second Account?
How about when you no longer want the other adult on your account? You can remove the person from your Alexa Household seamlessly:
1. Head to the same “Settings” > “Account Settings” then “Amazon Household.” A link named “Remove” would be seen to the right of the second name.
2. Click “Remove.”
3. You will be warned that any adult removed from a household will not be able to join another for about 6 months.
4. If you certain that you do not want that individual in your household, click “Remove.”
More Information About Amazon
Amazon.com, Inc, is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.
Amazon is known for its disruption of well-established industries through technological innovation and mass scale. It is the world’s largest e-commerce marketplace, AI assistant provider, and cloud computing platform as measured by revenue and market capitalization. Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. It is the second-largest private employer in the United States and one of the world’s most valuable companies. Amazon is the second-largest technology company by revenue.
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington. The company initially started as an online marketplace for books but later expanded to sell electronics, software, video games, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. In 2015, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States by market capitalization.
In 2017, Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market for $13.4 billion, which vastly increased Amazon’s presence as a brick-and-mortar retailer. In 2018, Bezos announced that its two-day delivery service, Amazon Prime, had surpassed 100 million subscribers worldwide.
Amazon distributes downloads and streaming of video, music, audiobook through its Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music, and Audible subsidiaries. Amazon also has a publishing arm, Amazon Publishing, a film and television studio, Amazon Studios, and a cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services.
It produces consumer electronics including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo devices. In addition, Amazon subsidiaries include Ring, Twitch.tv, Whole Foods Market, and IMDb. Among various controversies, the company has been criticized for technological surveillance overreach, a hyper-competitive and demanding work culture, tax avoidance, and anti-competitive practices.
In 1994, Jeff Bezos incorporated Amazon. He chose the location Seattle because of technical talent as Microsoft is located there. In May 1997, the organization went public. The company began selling music and videos in 1998, at which time it began operations internationally by acquiring online sellers of books in the United Kingdom and Germany.
The following year, the organization also sold video games, consumer electronics, home-improvement items, software, games, and toys in addition to other items.
There you have it – a comprehensive tutorial on how to use Amazon Echo with two Amazon accounts. If you have any questions as regards this tutorial, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.