How to enable Samuel L. Jackson for your Alexa speaker

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Get Samuel L. Jackson on your Alexa speaker
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Back at its big September event, Amazon announced a new Samuel L. Jackson voice for Alexa – and that’s just dropped over in the US.

Jackson doesn’t take over the whole Alexa experience – but can be summoned for different tasks. You can ask Alexa to ask Jackson to respond to specific queries.

It costs $1, which will be charged to your Amazon account.

We’d really have liked to have seen a gimmick like this be put towards charity or something – but there you go. It’s a way of getting people interacting with their Alexa speaker – and crucially for many people it will be their first transaction using Alexa.

And if you like that check out our guides to changing Alexa's voice – and of course the best Alexa commands.

How to enable Samuel L. Jackson on Alexa

1. It’s a pretty simple process. If you live in the US just say “Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson”.

2. You’ll get a spiel from Alexa and then you’ll need to confirm you’re happy to pay $1.

3. Choose whether you want explicit or clean language.

4. Say “Alexa, ask Samuel,” or “Alexa ask Sam Jackson” or “Alexa ask Samuel L. Jackson” to get started.

Best Samuel L. Jackson Alexa commands

There are loads of commands that Samuel L Jackson will answer – but not that many you’ll return to more than once. You can see the full list on Amazon’s page. Below our our favourites.

“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.”

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