Words you shouldn’t say around your smart speaker

by birtanpublished on December 6, 2020

Hey I bet you have one two or maybe even three smart speakers in the home they're pretty much ubiquitous and they're so useful but some people are concerned that they may be listening in when they're not supposed to be especially when they suddenly just turn on unexpectedly it's happened to me and it's probably happened to you so if you're concerned then these are the words to avoid saying you're smart speaker the easiest smart speakers of trigger of those pad by Amazon's Alexa that's because there's no other word preceding

It like the word hey with hey Google or hey Siri Alexa speakers will also react to similar names like Alexis Alexa and Lexus if you don't want to use Alexa as the wait word at least you have some options you could use words like Amazon echo and if you're a Star Trek fan like me you could also use computer with Amazon is the wait word you're almost guaranteed zero false activations while the word echo gets the most they trigger for words such as gecko and art deco using computers the wake word we notice they respond to phrases that are similar like commuter and the name cooter other

Phrases like super computer commutator and other similar sounding words did not trigger it Google home is far more limited in weight words in fact there are only three ok Google hey Google and oddly enough hey booboo by design Google assistant isn't likely to respond unless it hears hey or okay before the following word he'll trigger if we say bugle bluegill and even made-up words like zu go somewhere words like noodle mogul and dual can also trigger it hey bugle what's the weather like for tomorrow tomorrow and Red Bank it'll be partly cloudy with a high of 58

And a low of 40 hey Zul why'd the chicken cross the road there are millions of search results for that which is a lot of chickens you think they cardboard hey doodle what's the weather like put tomorrow in Red Bank tomorrow it'll be partly cloudy with a high of 58 and a low of 40 but hey if you want to play it safe then stick with hey booboo the Google doesn't allow users to change the activation word all three variants are always active which makes it more difficult to control what the device might listen out for like Google assistant Siri requires

You to say hey before the wake word which somewhat limits the potential for accidental activation only a few phrases triggered Siri by accident and both of those are easy to understand hey seriously and hey series both activate Siri saying hey sorry is hit or miss though so series more likely to be accidentally activated from pressing the button by accident or misunderstanding a phrase in normal conversation out of all the assistants series the least likely to accidentally activate by spoken word Amazon's assistant on the other hand is

More resistant to accidental activation provided you use Amazon or computer using Alexa will trigger it more frequently and Google home it responds to a lot of different words but hey or okay has to be spoken first so if you really want to prevent your smart speaker from accidentally turning on then you are place it away from your TV and even other sources of sound and thanks for watching our video guys if you want learn more about stuff I talked about here you can check it out at Digital Trends calm John flask oh and I'll see you in our next video

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