Samuel L. Jackson has signed an agreement to lend his voice to Alexa devices.
Samuel L Jackson is all set to become the first celebrity to lend his voice for Amazon’s Alexa. At a Seattle event, the online shopping giant unveiled the latest addition to Alexa- wireless earbuds. Yes, Amazon is all set to break boundaries for the voice assistant. Now it will not just be limited to customers’ homes.
Alexa becomes more interesting all thanks to it’s new voiceover featuring Samuel Jackson
Years ago, Samuel Jackson’s Avengers character, Nick Fury, took charge of the Marvel superheroes. He assembled them into a team: The Avengers. Since then, he has time and again appeared in the iconic series and acted as a guiding figure for the Marvel superhero team. And its all thanks to him that we got to see ‘Avengers: Endgame’ that broke all records.
Now, fans do not have to tune into the Marvel series to listen to him. Just like he assists the Avengers from time to time, Samuel Jackson is extending assistance to his fans through Alexa. In fact, the official blog post of Amazon imparts fans with insight into all that can be expected from Samuel L Jackson’s Alexa voice.
Samuel “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.”
Good things come at a price
If you want to listen to the news in the Avengers star’s voice, you have to pay 99 cents. (And he will tell you jokes too!)
But if you are wondering whether you would get to hear Samuel Jackson’s signature colourful language with Alexa, you need to know this. Amazon has plans to make live “explicit and non-explicit” versions of Samuel’s Amazon Alexa voice. And in tune with this addition, it is rated as mature. So, users can choose whether they want to listen to Samuel using explicit language or not.
Once you do set up this new upgrade, you could try asking “Alexa, ask Samuel Jackson to wake me up at 8 am” Aren’t you excited for this? Share with us in the comments section.