Version 4812 of the Echo software apparently includes the new 'Computer' wake word, which seems really exciting. However, my device is still running version 4540 and hence doesn't have the wake word yet.
The Amazon documentation says:
Your Alexa device receives software updates automatically over Wi-Fi.
To download the latest software update for your Alexa device:
- Make sure your device is on and has an active Wi-Fi connection.
- Avoid saying anything to your device while performing the update.
- When the update is ready to install, the light ring on your device turns blue and the device installs the latest update. Depending on your Wi-Fi connection, it can take up to 15 minutes to install the software update.
However, it doesn't explain how to actually initiate the updating process. Can I force my Echo to update in any way, or do I just have to wait for it to perform the self-check?