Amazon just kicked off Alexa’s celebrity voice program with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson as its first offering. First announced a couple of months ago, the new voice option is a skill Alexa can learn and comes at an introductory price of $0.99. The Emmy-award winning actor took to Twitter to share a short, special behind-the-scenes look of his recordings for the Alexa.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 17, 2019
Much to customers’ dismay, Jackson’s voice does not fully replace Alexa’s voice. It instead acts as a skill that can be added to Alexa. With this skill installed, you can easily ask Alexa to interact with Jackson with the key phrase, “Alexa, ask Samuel L. Jackson…” or simply, “Alexa, ask Sam…”.
Samuel L. Jackson can accomplish a number of tasks such as setting a timer for you, singing you a song, telling you a joke, or even swear at you in a way only Samuel L. Jackson can. The last option, of course, is completely optional. Upon purchase and activation of the Samuel L. Jackson voice, you will immediately be prompted on whether or not you’d like for him to use explicit language.
You can purchase the Samuel L. Jackson voice through the Amazon website or even directly through Alexa by simply saying, “Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson”. The introductory price of $0.99 is for a limited time only and once expired will be priced at $4.99.