Controls & Settings guide

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is controlled by the Amazon Household service (it’s umbrella parental control service covering all Amazon devices). However, there are extra parental controls you can add directly to the Echo.

What do I need?

An Amazon Account (email address and password).

Restrictions you can apply

Apps access

In-App purchasing

Inappropriate content

Step by Step Instructions


Creating and setting up an Amazon Household Account
Log into your Amazon account.


Under ‘Accounts and Lists’ click ‘Your Account’


Under ‘Shopping programmes and rentals’ click ‘Amazon Household’


Click ‘Add a child’


Enter the details of your child.


Click on ‘Manage Your Content and Devices’ to control what purchased content your child can access and on what device.


Add a pin/disable voice purchasing to prevent unauthorised purchases

Open the Alexa App or on your smartphone and tap the menu icon.


Tap settings and scroll down until you find ‘Voice Purchasing’


Add a 4-digit pin and tap save to set up the pin. Alternatively, you can disable voice purchasing altogether by changing the setting on this page.

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