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Alexa Households Still Not Available in Australia
Reviewed in Australia on 16 February 2019
Amazon Echo has now been available in Australia for 1 year and yet it's still not possible to set up multiple users to share the device with their own Amazon accounts. This feature is called Alexa Households and it depends on the Amazon Household feature which is also not yet available on amazon.com.au (as confirmed by Amazon Customer Support just now). Amazon expect Australian customers to share the Echo using the one account login which is pretty archaic. C'mon Amazon, if Google Home can provide for multiple user accounts then so can you. Just another disappointment in what has become a pattern of poor execution of the Amazon Australia rollout (coupled with the, still, poor product selection, overpricing c.f. Amazon US, forced restriction on Amazon US purchases, woefully inadequate Amazon Global Store selection and inability to set up a Prime Account for family sharing).