Have you ever wanted your own personal assistant voiced by some of your favorite Disney characters? Now’s your chance!
Most of us already have at least one Alexa in our homes. They’ve become a valuable tool in helping us manage the chaos of everyday life. Whether it’s ordering groceries, building a schedule, or just playing some music while you cook dinner, there’s a lot that your virtual assistant can do for you. Now, Alexa can even add some pixie dust to your day with Disney’s newest Magical Companion “Hey Disney!”
Disney Resort Guests are already familiar with “Hey Disney”. As rooms have begun incorporating the virtual device that allows you to bring extra Disney fun to your Resort room. Disney decided to take this experience further and bring it to your living room.
The new “Hey Disney” is an Alexa add-on by Disney Electronics Content, Inc. It allows users to hear Disney stories, play trivia, or fall asleep to soundscapes. In addition, you can check your messages, set calendars, check the weather, ask “Hey Disney” to tell you jokes, and much more. According to Amazon.com, “The Hey Disney! works for most voice-activated Echo devices in your home, except Echo Show 15, 1st gen Echo, Echo Auto, Fire Tablets, Fire TV, and On-the-Go devices.”
One of the most fantastic features we found was asking characters like Dory, Mickey Mouse, Groot, or Rocket to tell us a story. Ask Dory to teach you to speak whale! Your kids (and your inner child) will laugh for hours! The new Alexa skill is also cheap, pricing at $5.99/annually (plus tax). For that price, it’s well worth hearing C-3PO order set your morning alarms for you!
To activate the skill, all you need to do is say, “Alexa, introduce me to me to Hey Disney” It’s that simple. It’s 100% kid-friendly as well (as would be expected). We activated ours this morning, and the kiddos haven’t stopped playing with the new skill. I highly recommend you activate it on your virtual assistant today!