It's May the fourth, which has been denoted as Star Wars day because the date sounds a bit like "may the force be with you". Go figure. This has been going on since 2011, and has even spawned a 5 May spin off, called Revenge of the Fifth, which is even more tiresome.
Star Wars fans, though, will be delighted that Amazon has been busy adding a bunch of Star Wars related Amazon Echo Easter Eggs to celebrate the day. This we can get on board with.
You can now ask Alexa the following commands:
"Alexa, what is the force?"
"Alexa, who is the best Jedi?"
"Alexa, can you talk like Yoda?"
"Alexa, do you like Star Wars?"
"Alexa, aren’t you a little tall for a storm trooper?"
"Alexa, what’s the Jedi code?"
"Alexa, I am your father"
"Alexa, there is no try"
"Alexa, tell me a Princess Leia Quote"
"Alexa, May the Force be with you"
"Alexa, May the fourth be with you"
"Alexa, when is Star Wars Day?"
"Alexa, what order should I watch Star Wars in?"
"Alexa, who is Luke Skywalker’s father?"
"Alexa, tell me a Star Wars joke"
"Alexa, tell me a Star Wars quote"
Amazon has been busy working up fun additions for Alexa, and there's even a team dedicated to dreaming up Easter eggs – which we find fascinating in itself. The release of the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition and a bunch of UK content with Lego, Moshi and Pac-Man shows Amazon is keen to make Alexa fun as well as useful.