Amitabh Bachchan will soon be on Alexa. Amazon has announced a partnership with the 77-year-old Bollywood star that will bring his voice to Amazon's digital assistant, making him the first Indian celebrity voice on Alexa. The Bachchan Alexa skill will offer jokes, weather, advice, shayaris (Urdu poetry), motivational quotes, and more.
Bachchan is the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Alexa, but he joins Samuel L. Jackson, who was revealed as the first ever Alexa celebrity voice in September last year. The Jackson Alexa skill is only available with English (US), mind you. Amazon's announcement suggests the Bachchan Alexa skill will be limited to India, and the initial demo suggests he will speak in Hindi. It's unclear if Bachchan will also speak in English.
Alexa is available on Amazon Echo devices, Fire TV Stick, and many third-party phones, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, watches, and TVs. It's also available via the Alexa app, or the Amazon app on Android.