The legend Amitabh Bachchan himself has become the first Indian celebrity voice featured in Amazon’s home assistant, Alexa. Read on to find out how you can get his voice on your Amazon device.
Veteran Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson made history in 2019 as the first celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon and featured as a voice in the home assistant, Alexa. India doesn’t lack any admiration for celebrities, and Amazon knows that very well, as it has presented us with a very enticing possibility- The voice of Amitabh Bachchan.
Mr Bachchan is known for his booming and powerful voice alongside his indomitable acting skills, and it has been a dream of many to get to talk to him. You can now talk to Mr Amitabh Bachchan or a very convincing version composed by a machine through Amazon Alexa. You can even listen to him on your phone right now if you’re so inclined.
You can activate his voice in your home assistant right now by uttering these magic words, “Alexa, Introduce me to Amit-ji”. Amit-Ji is also the wake word of this particular voice, instead of the regular Alexa. You can also choose to listen to him in Hindi as well as English, but only English will work on the Amazon app. You will have to own the home assistant for the Hindi version.
You can ask the voice of Amitabh Bachchan to read you his late and great father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poems, alongside asking him the weather and if it will rain today. You can even tell him to set the alarm, and he’ll be sure to do so. Tongue Twisters, riddles and songs are all available as well. Use the classic Bachchan voice in the way you would use a normal Alexa, which is however you want.
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You can get the Amitabh Bachchan voice pack for a low price of Rs 149 for one year, as an offer by Amazon. After that one year, it will still only cost you Rs 299. Here’s how you can get it right now.
- Utter “Alexa, introduce me to Amit Ji” to your home assistant, or on your Amazon App.
- Listen to the conversation between Alexa and Amitabh Bachchan and say yes when asked if you want to enable the voice pack right now.
- Pick the payment method you would like to use, including UPI and card.
- Once purchased, enable it by uttering “Alexa. enable the Amit Ji wake word”
There you go! It’s that simple to get your life voice by Amitabh Bachchan. Now, if only I could get Shah Rukh Khan to do the same, my life would be complete.