Amazon revealed on Saturday that Samuel L. Jackson will be voicing their voice assistant, Alexa being one of the first celebrities to lend his voice to Alexa’s Celebrity Voice Program according to the Alexa Blog.
The company stated that the “Hollywood legend” […] is here to add some fun and entertainment to your Alexa experience.”
Amazon continues that all you have to do is ask and “Samuel will give you the weather, play your favorite music, tell jokes, and more.” You can use Jackson’s Alexa cameo to “Get to know Samuel, ask him about his movies, and learn more about life in Hollywood.”
We hope that Amazon’s Echo will also add Jackson’s favorite word, “motherf#$ker” as part of the program since he’s known for saying it in most of his movies.
In order to get your Amazon Echo to respond as Samuel L. Jackson, you can either install the Samuel L. Jackson Celebrity Voice for Alexa skill manually, or say, “Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson”. Then, once purchased, you’ll be able to quiz the actor.
You can now replace Alexa’s voice with Samuel L. Jackson’s on your Amazon Echo for just $1
Jackson doesn’t replace Alexa entirely, so you’ll have to use “Alexa, ask Samuel” followed by your question. You can ask Jackson to tell you a joke, to roast you, to talk about his hobbies, to talk about Star Wars, for the news and weather, and much more besides.
To get this amazing feature all you have to do is pay $0.99 (UGX 3,670) to buy the Samuel L. Jackson Celebrity Voice for Alexa skill. However, this is an introductory offer, and the regular price for celebrity voices (including Samuel L. Jackson’s) is $4.99 (UGX 18,351).
Apart from Amazon, Google did the same thing with their voice assistant by adding John Legend’s voice however, it was for free yet getting a similar feature on Amazon will cost you some cash.
Voice assistants are becoming more and more popular each year with smart homes, cars and other technology devices taking on the trend.
Source: Make Use Of
Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spur Magazine. He is passionate about tech, games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.