When booting, the Amazon Echo plays a sound and says 'hello', which is usually not a problem, but I'm concerned that if I have a power failure in the night, the Echo might reboot and play a loud sound, waking me up.
One user seems to have experienced a similar problem on the Amazon forum:
[OP]: I'd prefer Echo didn't make a startup sound and say "hello" after a power outage. Is there a way to disable the startup sounds?
[reply]: Do you really have so many power outages that this is a significant problem? I've only had one power outage in the past two years.
[OP]: Yes. Construction-related. Likely to continue for at least a year.
Understandably, in a situation such as this, it is not at all desirable for the sound to be playing frequently at night. One reply suggested an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), but I would like to avoid this if possible because they are quite expensive.
How can I stop my Echo from playing the startup greeting? Is it supported at all (or is there a suitable workaround)?