Get Samuel L. Jackson to Wake You Up with Amazon’s Alexa

Alexa’s new mature-rated voice is music to our ears. 
Thursday 19 December 2019
It's time to upgrade your Echo device. Photo: Unsplash

You’ve had a late night. All that booze has kicked in and you regret every decision of another drink for the night. To make matters worse, you’ve got to be up early to nail an important presentation in the morning.

But we’re all aware, waking up early is easier said than done. So what now? Easy. Let Samuel L. Jackson in your bedroom, or at least, his iconic voice.

Instead of asking your daily questions to Amazon’s very G-rated Alexa, you can ask the assistant to upgrade your device with a simple command “Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson”.

Amazon would then confirm the US$0.99 purchase, and his voice will be activated. But the fun doesn’t end there. Because it’s Samuel L. Jackson and not Taylor Swift, there’s of course, an explicit version of the voice option available.

If you change your mind later and would prefer the clean iteration, you can easily change the settings, but what’s the point in that!


However, Amazon states Jackson cannot help users with shopping, creating lists and reminders, as well as adding skills. But, he’s capable of helping users setting timers, serenading them with a song, and telling a joke or two.

The company also recommends a few questions for users to get started and experience Nick Fury’s unique responses:

“Alexa, ask Samuel L. Jackson where he is from.”
“Alexa, ask Sam to wake me up at 7am.”
“Alexa, ask Sam Jackson to sing happy birthday.”

We’d recommend adding one more to the list, “Alexa, ask Sam how to get rid of snakes from a plane”.

Source: AFP Relax News

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