Amazon on Wednesday updated its skill -- which costs 99 cents to download -- responds to your questions about the weather and other queries in Jackson's voice. Previously you had to say, "Alexa, ask Samuel L. Jackson for the weather" or "Alexa, ask Sam to play some music."with a custom wake word -- "Hey, Samuel." First introduced in late 2019, the
In response to customer feedback that the phrasing was clunky, the skill now has its own "Hey, Samuel" wake word. So instead of having to askto ask Samuel L. Jackson a question, you can start with "Hey, Samuel, what's your favorite color?" and you'll get a direct response in the actor's voice, if you've signed up for the skill.
As with other Alexa skills, the Samuel L. Jackson skill works with, and .
Amazon considers this update, which allows you to use either "Alexa" or "Hey, Samuel" as a wake word, a proof of concept for its. The Voice Interoperability Initiative, an Amazon service that allows multiple voice assistants and wake words from different companies to work on the same products, has a variety of partners, including , , and others.
The updated Samuel L. Jackson Alexa skill is available now.