Amazon has decided to mix things up a bit and introduce two familiar voices that you can hear and speak to. The company announced that it is adding two alternate voices to your Alexa experience. Pro Basketball Hall of Famer and current TNT sports announcer Shaquille O’Neal; has “joined” the voice of Alexa in your artificial intelligence experience. You can also still utilize the voice of the first celebrity who “lent” his voice to the Alexa experience, Samuel L. Jackson.
“It’s on! Shaq is in the house to make your speakers bounce. Boomshakalaka!” said Shaquille O’Neal. “I’m so excited to be a part of the Alexa experience.”
However, this latest celebrity voice is not for free.
The new celebrity personalities are available for purchase for $4.99 each.
“Customers have had a lot of fun with the Samuel L. Jackson experience on Alexa, and when customers love something, we look for ways to give them more of it,” said Toni Reid, vice president of Alexa Experience & Echo Devices in a written statement. “We’re thrilled to add two new celebrity personalities to Alexa and had a great time working with Shaquille O’Neal and Melissa McCarthy on this project. We can’t wait to see what customers think.”