Celebrity voice packs aren’t anything exactly new. We’ve seen several examples though most of these voice-packs are pretty static and just based on pre-recorded lines. So they can only say what they have recorded, but Amazon is hoping to change that very soon.
During the company’s recent hardware event, it was revealed that the neural text-to-speech technology which is used by Alexa will soon be able to mimic the voices of celebrities. In fact, to start things off, Samuel L. Jackson will be able to be used to replace Alexa’s voice.
So if you enjoy the sound of Jackson’s voice, he will be able to tell you jokes, inform you about the weather, set timers and reminders, and much more. Jackson’s voice will be available later this year and it will be priced at $0.99. According to Amazon, this is a special price so you’ll need to get it quickly or you will be paying more for it later.
Amazon also says that there are plans to eventually add more celebrity voices, so it could be worth keeping an eye out for just in case your favorite celebrity pops up. Which celebrity voice do you want to hear Alexa use next?