As of the latest update you can use a new wake word to get Alexa’s attention:
Computer, turn on the living room.
One step closer to having the Enterprise D’s ship computer. Someone get Bezos to licence Majel Barret-Roddenberry’s voice asap!
Update after a few hours with this enabled: Rather hilariously – to me anyway – Alexa responds perfectly to me when I say “computer” but only works for Lindsay if she drops a couple of octaves and does her best Picard impression. Is this a more general problem with higher register voices?