Alexa, To be, or not to be

By April 23, 2021NEWS

Amazon rolls out new commands to help celebrate Shakespeare Day

AMAZON has added some fun new Shakespearean put-downs and expressions to its hands-free Alexa voice assistant from today. Alexa can now recite popular Shakespearian lines, soliloquies and insults. These new features come just in time for Shakespeare Day 2021.

Research carried out by Amazon suggested that phrases and wordings made popular by the Bard are frequently used by Brits in everyday use. These phrases include terms such as ‘fair play‘, ‘for goodness sake‘ and ‘whats done is done‘ and all stem from popular plays by Shakespeare.

If you want to try out some of the new commands, you can simply use the below invocations for a little bit of fun from April 23rd (Shakespeare Day 2021) going forwards.

  • Alexa, speak like Shakespeare
  • Alexa, tell me a Shakespearean insult
  • Alexa, Romeo, Romeo, where-fore art thou Romeo?
  • Alexa, to be or not to be?
  • Alexa, recite a Shakespearean Sonnet
  • Alexa, recite a Shakespearean Soliloquy
  • Alexa, tell me a Shakespearean limerick