In case you didn’t know, Alexa now has more than one voice. In addition to female and male voices, you can also ask Santa Claus to answer your questions, which is certainly fun at Christmas and during the holidays.
To do this, simply say “Alexa, activate Hey Santa”. Unlike Alexa voice modification, Hey Santa is an Alexa “skill” and works with Alexa voice. The skill is free, so there is no cost to use it.
Alexa will tell you that it will take a while to “set things up”, but after that you can decide to say “Alexa…” or “Hey Santa…”. whenever you talk to your Echo or any other device that Alexa is connected to.
Th is is useful if you forget that you have to say “Hey Santa” and say Alexa instead.
Santa Claus can answer most things you usually ask Alexa, such as setting timers, weather reports, math problems, and more.
It can’t do everything: it won’t set reminders or add “turkey” to your shopping list. (You can just ask Alexa to do those things instead.) But Santa Claus will tell you jokes, the names of his reindeer, and lots of other Christmas-related stuff, which you can find in our separate article on Christmas. fun things to ask Alexa at Christmas.
Here are a few to start with, though:
- Hey Santa, am I naughty or nice?
- Hey Santa, help me start the holidays
- Hey Santa, sing your duet with Meghan Trainor
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