How to change Alexa to a celebrity voice: Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal and Melissa McCarthy all available

Jazz up your Alexa experience with these fun celebrity commands and responses

How to change Alexa to a celebrity voice
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Back in 2019, Amazon announced a new Samuel L. Jackson voice for Alexa - and now two more celebrity voices have been added to the mix: Shaquille O’Neal and Melissa McCarthy.

When you change Alexa's voice to one of these celebrities, they don’t take over the whole Alexa experience – but can be summoned for different tasks. You can ask Alexa to ask Jackson / Shaq / MM to respond to specific queries.

The skills aren't free though, they cost $4.99 and are only available in the US for now.

See also: Alexa has a new name and a new male voice

Read on to find out how exactly you can change Alexa to one of these celebrities and also check out our guides to changing Alexa's voice and, of course, the best Alexa commands.

Did you know you can also change Alexa to be called Ziggy, as well?

How to enable Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal or Melissa McCarthy on Alexa

1. It’s a pretty simple process. Just say “Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson / Shaq / Melissa”.

2. You’ll get a spiel from Alexa and then you’ll need to confirm you’re happy to pay $4.99.

3. Choose whether you want explicit or clean language.

4. Say “Alexa, ask Samuel,” or “Hey Shaq” or “Alexa ask Melissa" to get started.

Best Samuel L. Jackson Alexa commands

“Alexa, ask Samuel for the weather.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel to play some music.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel to set a 10 minute pizza timer.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel for the news.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel to tell me a joke.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel to sing jingle bells."

“Alexa, ask Samuel if he's having a good day.”

“Alexa, tell Samuel hello.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel what's 99 divided by 12?”

“Alexa, tell Samuel Merry Christmas.”

“Alexa, tell Samuel good morning.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel what he did today.”

“Alexa, tell Samuel that I'm a big fan.

“Alexa, ask Samuel to roast me.”

“Alexa, tell Samuel to pull my finger.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel to tell my kids to go to bed.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel for more cowbell.”

“Alexa, ask Samuel how much wood could a woodchuck chuck.”

Best Shaquille O'Neal Alexa commands

“Hey Shaq, drop a beat.”

“Hey Shaq, what’s the weather like today?”

“Hey Shaq, tell me a joke.”

“Hey Shaq, how are you?”

“Hey Shaq, let’s warm up.”

“Hey Shaq, let's play rock, paper, scissors.”

“Hey Shaq, give me some advice.”

“Hey Shaq, tell me a story.”

Best Melissa McCarthy Alexa commands

“Hey Melissa, give me advice.”

“Hey Melissa, set an alarm for 10am.”

“Hey Melissa, what’s the weather today?”

“Hey Melissa, tell me about Bridesmaids.”

“Hey Melissa, good morning!”

“Hey Melissa, set a 5 minute timer.”

“Hey Melissa, how are you?”

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