‘Hey Disney!’ Alexa Voice Assistant is Now Available!

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Hey Disney! aka the Disney Magical Companion is the first custom assistant to be made available for select Amazon Echo devices for any user’s home. It will be equipped with a variety of character voices from Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars. Some of the fan-favorite voices available will be Minnie Mouse, Fozzie Bear, and BB-8. In addition, there will also be an array of Disney-themed responses to weather reports, timers and alarms.

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The Echo will then provide users with an overview of how the Disney Magical Companion functions with the Alexa interface. Afterwards, the Hey Disney! custom assistant will be ready once this phrase is said, “Hey Disney, start the magic!”

As a prelude, the Hey Disney! Assistant offers a compendium of character voices, like Mickey Mouse, Dory and Mater, but it is a single specialized voice assistant rather than an Alexa celebrity voice overlay. It does not completely supersede Alexa and will return to the default Alexa voice for any specific inquiries that cannot be addressed with the Disney theming.

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There are other enjoyable features available such as interactive adventures with Disney characters, Storytelling by Disney icons, soundscapes, and Disney trivia games to name a few. For example, the weather report can be presented by Frozen‘s Olaf on a snowy/cold day or the Star Wars musical score from Endor can play via soundscapes.

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This new Disney companion was first introduced within Disney hotels, but is now part of the Amazon Kids Plus subscription that is priced at $5.99 annually with an auto-renewal. It is also available on the Alexa skills store. Future subscribers can easily set up the custom Disney voice assistant by asking the Echo device, “Alexa, introduce me to Hey Disney.”

“Hey Disney!” epitomizes the melding of art with technology with the collaboration between two influential companies like Disney and Amazon. This custom assistant will offer an entirely new way of bringing Disney storytelling to life for fans of any generation.

Do you plan to get one? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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