Well #Roommates, you now have even more of a reason to get one of Amazon’s popular Alexa devices—and you have none other than the legendary Samuel L. Jackson to thank.
We’ve all seen the commercials advertising the Amazon Alexa and the phrase “Alexa, play…” has become extremely popular on social media, so to give buyers even more incentive to try it out, Alexa will now feature celebrity voices. The first celebrity to provide their vocal stylings is the great Samuel L. Jackson who is well-known for making his profanity usage in numerous film roles something of an art form.
As reported by @deadline, the celebrity voices are part of Alexa’s new feature that will be available to purchase for a .99 cent upgrade. The company revealed a few more details about what to expect when Samuel takes over your Alexa:
“Jackson can tell you jokes, let you know if it’s raining, set timers and alarms, play music and more – all with a bit of his own personality. [There will also be] two versions of his voice — explicit and non-explicit.”
Other celebrity voices are set to be announced sometime next year, as Amazon continues its competition in the voiced device market with Apple and Google. The company also announced updates to its Echo Show video-enabled devices, as well as a $59 version of the Echo Dot featuring a clock and designed for bed-stands.
Additionally, there is a crop of new Echo units such as Studio, Glow, Flex and Echo Buds, which are Bose-powered wireless earbuds. Currently, 100 million devices are equipped with Echo speakers, since their debut five years ago.
Roommates, are you here for Samuel L. Jackson as Alexa?