You can now hear the voice of Samuel L. Jackson respond to some of your questions when you talk to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. It's a feature that was announced during Amazon's big hardware event back in September, but it just rolled out this week.
It's pretty easy to set up, but you have to pay $1 to get started, and it doesn't completely replace Alexa's voice with Samuel L. Jackson's for everything. Instead, it just allows you to ask Alexa to "ask Sam Jackson" for something, like the weather, or to tell a joke. It's pretty limited in scope. But Amazon often experiments with new ideas, then doubles down if they're successful, so celebrity voices could someday help Amazon make a few extra bucks from Alexa.
Here's how to set it up:
That's it. Now you can ask Alexa to give you some responses from Samuel L. Jackson.
Amazon has a full list of commands you can browse but here are a few. Also, note that you can say "Alexa, ask Samuel," or "Alexa ask Sam Jackson" or "Alexa ask Samuel L. Jackson."
If you need to change the explicit language settings because your uptight aunt is coming over for dinner, you can do it on your phone: