How to Stop Amazon Alexa from Saying What’s Being Delivered


By default, your Amazon Alexa devices say the name of Amazon items that you ordered that are out for delivery. Obviously, this isn’t ideal during Christmas and birthdays. Thankfully, you can easily stop Amazon Alexa from saying what’s being delivered.

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Steps to Stop Amazon Alexa from Saying What’s Being Delivered

  1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
  2. Tap the “More” icon in the menu along the bottom of the screen.

  1. Tap “Settings” in this menu.

  1. Tap “Notifications” in this menu.

  1. Tap “Amazon Shopping” in this list.

  1. Scroll down to the Say Or Show Item Titles section. You’ll see options associated with letting Alexa say or show titles for items you’ve ordered.
  2. Tap to turn off the toggle associated with For Items In Delivery Updates. Going forward your Amazon Alexa devices will no longer say the names of your items that are being delivered.

Can You Make a Single Amazon Alexa Device Stop Saying What’s Being Delivered?

Maybe you don’t want Alexa to announce deliveries on devices your kids use, but you still want Amazon deliveries to be announced on the devices that only you use. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t make it possible to change the settings for a specific device, and you have to change the settings for all of the Amazon devices linked to your Amazon account.

Reasons You May Want to Stop Your Amazon Alexa Devices from Saying What’s Being Delivered

There are quite a few good reasons you may want Alexa to pump the brakes and not saying what’s being delivered:

1. Privacy Concerns

When it comes to privacy, having Alexa announce package deliveries can feel like an invasion of privacy. People may not want everyone in their home or office to know what they are receiving or when. In some cases, the packages may contain personal or sensitive information. By disabling this feature, individuals can ensure that their privacy remains intact.

2. Security Reasons

Announcing package deliveries can also pose a security risk, as it alerts anyone within earshot to the fact that there may be valuable items in the home. This information could be used by intruders to plan a break-in. To avoid this risk, people can choose to turn off the announcement feature and keep their deliveries private.

3. Noise Level

For those who value peace and quiet, having Alexa announce package deliveries can be incredibly annoying. If someone receives multiple deliveries a day, this could mean a constant stream of announcements and disruptions. By turning off this feature, individuals can create a more peaceful environment.

4. Personal Preference

Finally, some people simply prefer not to have their Alexa devices make announcements of this nature. They may find it unnecessary, distracting, or simply not to their taste. Whatever the reason, individuals have the right to control what their Alexa devices do and do not announce. By disabling this feature, they can customize their experience to suit their preferences.

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