In response to customer feedback that the phrase was clunky, the skill now has its own wake-up word, “Hey, Samuel”. So instead of having to askTo ask Samuel L. Jackson a question, you can start with “Hey Samuel, what’s your favorite color?” kick off. and you will get a direct response in the actor’s voice once signed up for the skill.
As with other Alexa skills, the Samuel L. Jackson skill works, and .
Amazon regards this update, which allows you to use either “Alexa” or “Hey, Samuel” as a wake-up word, as a proof of concept. The Voice Interoperability Initiative, an Amazon service that allows multiple voice assistants and wake-up words from different companies to work on the same products, has a variety of partners, including , , and other.
The updated Samuel L. Jackson Alexa skill is available now.