Shaquille O’Neal and Melissa McCarthy are the latest celebrities to lend their voices to Amazon’s Alexa voice associate, the organization has reported. The two voices can give weather reports, jokes, and personal stories when asked utilizing the wake words “Hey Melissa” or “Hey Shaq.” Both voices cost $4.99 individually, and are carrying out in the US now.
Amazon started off its celebrity Alexa voices drive with Samuel L. Jackson in 2019, and says this Alexa voice ability was the top selling digital buy on Amazon.com the day it was launched. In 2020, the organization followed up with Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan. None of these superstars supplant Alexa’s default voice, yet rather offer reactions to specific requests.
On the off chance that you’re after another Alexa voice for the entirety of your requests, Amazon says it’s additionally releasing another voice alternative, which you can enable with the command “Alexa, change your voice.” Separately, there’s likewise another wake word, “Ziggy,” in case you’re tired of the existing selection (which right now incorporates Alexa, Computer, Echo, and Amazon).
To enable either celebrity voices, you can ask Alexa for a presentation. The commands “Alexa, introduce me to Shaq,” or “Alexa, introduce me to Melissa” ought to get the job done. Then again, you can manually enable every skill by means of Amazon’s website.