We could all use a personal assistant: Now imagine if you had Mickey Mouse or Spider-Man to help out with your daily tasks!
Amazon and Disney announced a new “Hey, Disney!” voice assistant that will work alongside the Alexa voice assistant in your home and in Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms. “Hey, Disney!” will be the first Alexa Custom Assistant available on Echo devices, allowing families to interact with some of their favorite characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. The device was built on Alexa technology and will feature original character voice recordings and audio, more than 1,000 magical interactions to discover, and a new character created as a guide (the Disney Magical Companion).
It will also give users access to interactive, Disney storytelling experiences and entertainment, such as jokes, fun facts, trivia, Soundscapes, stories, and more. Users can also use the service to add some Disney magic to everyday tasks, such as setting timers and alarms, checking the weather, or telling time.
Guests at Walt Disney World Resort hotels can make their vacations more memorable with access to the “Hey, Disney!” voice assistant in their hotel rooms. “Hey, Disney!” and Alexa will work together to answer guest questions (such as the fastest way to get to the theme park or food recommendations), fulfill special requests (like getting more blankets or towels), play music, and more.
“Hey, Disney!” is expected to launch in the U.S. Alexa Skills Store for use on all supported Echo devices beginning next year. Visit amazon.com/heydisney to sign up to be notified when “Hey, Disney!” becomes available.