You have a Amazon Echo – or any other Alexa device that you have used yourself. But now other family members want to join in. Can you add and juggle multiple accounts on your Alexa device? You can do this to some extent, though it involves some steps.
Another family member who wants to access your echo must have their own Amazon account. If you've added this person to the device, anyone can switch to another by simply talking to Alexa.
How many accounts can be on a device?
There is some confusion about how many accounts you can have to add to your echo and whether you can add teen and child accounts or just adult accounts. First, an Alexa household is different from an Amazon household. Part of the confusion lies in the fact that Amazon calls both Amazon's budget. For the sake of clarity, I use the term Alexa Household to distinguish the echo version from the regular Amazon Household.
With an Amazon Household you and other family members can share the benefits of an Amazon Prime account along with access to Kindle ebooks and other Amazon digital content. To build your Amazon Household you can add two adults, up to four teenagers and up to four children.
With an Alexa Household other family members can speak to the same echo device with their own accounts. With the feature in the Alexa app you can add another adult for a maximum of two adults beyond your own account. One of these adult accounts can be a teenager.
You can not add children directly from the Household Profile setting. Adding a child is a separate process that requires Amazon FreeTime. This option allows you to add up to four subordinate accounts. Plus, every account you want to add to your Alexa Household must already be part of your Amazon budget.
Now let's see how you add more than one account to your Alexa devices.