Wouldn’t it be funny if your Alexa could swear?
Or maybe, you’re just interested in hearing explicit songs without censorship.
And what about your favorite podcasts? It’s not cool when you can’t hear a big chunk of them.
Well, it’s your lucky day. So…
Read on to discover:
- How to disable curse word beeps.
- 9 clever ways to make Alexa swear like a sailor.
- Why your Alexa won’t play explicit songs even though you disabled curse word beeps.
- And a lot more…
How to make Alexa swear?
To make Alexa swear, the first to do is disable curse word beeps. Other ways to make Alexa swear when talking back include purchasing Samuel L. Jackson’s voice, creating a routine, playing Simon Says, using the Alexa Meanie Skill or Smack Talker, the Announcement Function, or Skill Blueprints.
9 ways to make Alexa swear
#1: Disable the curse words beeps function
The first and easiest thing you can try is disabling the curse words beep function.
Here are the steps:
- Visit Alexa.Amazon.com.
- Log into your account.
- Click Home>Settings>Music & Media>Explicit Filter.
- Toggle the Explicit Filter off.
Pro tip: While you’re at it, toggle the Voice Deactivation ON. This is helpful if next time you wish to deactivate the curse words beep function. Instead of having to go through all of the abovementioned steps.
If you want to ensure way #1 does the trick for you, you might want to…
#2: Disable the explicit filter of Spotify
Bear in mind even if you disable the curse words beep function, Alexa might still censor curse words. Especially when you’re listening to music through Spotify.
So here’s what you need to know: Spotify has its own feature to block explicit content.
It’s actually a filter, to be precise.
Below are the steps to turn it off on different devices.
On mobile and tablet:
- Open the Spotify app.
- Tap the Home symbol at the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Press Settings.
- Press Explicit Content.
- Toggle the Allow Explicit Content ON.
- Open the app.
- Click the down-pointing arrow at the right of your username.
- Choose Settings.
- Find Explicit Content.
- Toggle Allow playback of explicit-rated content ON.
#3: Add Samuel L. Jackson’s voice to Alexa
Wondering how to get Alexa to cuss?
Here’s a simple and fast solution. Presented by Amazon itself even.
Step 1: You only have to purchase Samuel L. Jackson’s celebrity voice.
Step 2: Then, to activate his voice, just say: “Alexa, introduce me to Samuel L. Jackson”.
Step 3: After that, you’ll be asked if you want to activate explicit content. And whether you want to add the wake words “Hey Samuel”. You can choose between that phrase and “Alexa, ask Samuel”.
Step 4: Speak out the wake words that you’ve chosen, followed by your request.
Things you can do with this:
- Set timers.
- Hear funny jokes.
- Request your favorite songs.
- Ask Samuel to tell you a story.
- Get the weather forecast in your favorite celebrity voice.
- Ask questions about Samuel Jackson’s career and interests.
- Get roasted by Samuel Jackson. Just say “Hey Samuel, roast me”.
Note: You can choose whether to use the explicit or clean voice options of Samuel Jackson’s voice. Remember to toggle on the clean one around children or people who might get offended.
#4: Create a new routine
Is it your first time using Alexa?
Then you might want to get to know about routines.
Unlike our associations with the word, setting up routines in Alexa can be quite fun.
So, what are routines?
One word: Shortcuts.
By using these, you can make Alexa do a couple of actions at once. Instead of asking the device to perform each one individually.
As you see, it’s handy because it saves you time and effort. For your convenience, you can…
Activate routines in multiple ways:
- Time of the day.
- Voice activation.
- Using a smart home device.
- By turning your alarm on or off.
And a lot more.
Build your own Alexa routine:
- Access the Alexa app.
- Then press the hamburger menu (three lines).
- Click on Routines.
- Press the Plus (+) symbol.
- Choose Create New Routine.
- Then choose a time, how often the device should repeat the routine, the action Alexa needs to take, and what Alexa should say.
For example, click on Voice and type in “Swear”.
Note: Alexa Routines are an option on each Echo device.
Consider also what your trigger will be.
This is what will start Alexa’s routine. It can be a simple word or a scheduled time. Both of these triggers are useful if you want to prank some friends.
Now, let’s talk about Alexa’s action.
This is the precise thing you want your Alexa to do. You can create custom actions.
“Okay. I’ve set up my Alexa routine. But I forgot to add something. Can I change it?”
No worries. You can simply edit the routine. And add or remove anything you want.
How to adjust the Alexa routine:
- Access the Yours tab.
- Then press the Routine in question.
- Choose the components you want to edit.
- Once you’re done adjusting them, save your changes: press the arrow in the top left corner of the screen.
“O.K. I’ve had my fun. Can I now get rid of the routine? I don’t want to use it on a regular basis.”
No problem. You have two options from here on:
- Disabling the routine.
- Deleting the routine.
How to disable a routine:
- Go to the Routines section in your Alexa app.
- Open the routine you have in mind.
- Disable the routine by using the toggle located at the top of the screen.
How to delete a routine:
- Access the section Routines in yor app.
- Open the Routine you want to get rid of.
- Press the 3 dots in the top right corner.
- Choose Delete Routine.
And that’s all.
#5: Command Alexa to swear by using the Announcement function
Now, this is a really sneaky method to make Alexa swear!
And you can make it happen in 2 different ways:
- Reading the message you’ve typed in the app with her voice.
- Repeating what you’ve said in your voice exactly how you’ve said it.
Let’s tackle both of these options.
Option 1: Reading your message in her own voice
This is a bit tricky.
As Alexa is programmed to block swear words.
So it’s not unusual to get a response such as “I’d rather not say anything rude.”
However, there’s a way to get around that.
All you need to do is just use phonetically similar words.
For example, you can type in the app something like:
- “Fork/Fook you.”
- “No problem, ask hole”.
- “What the fudge, Brian?!”
- “Don’t forget to take your fuh king keys”.
So, in the end, you get a handy personalized reminder for a family member.
Option 2: Repeating what you’ve said in your voice
- Open your Alexa app.
- Press Communicate.
- Select Announce (you can find it in the upper right corner).
- Write your message.
#6: Activate the Alexa Meanie skill
Are you a household full of adults who enjoy mean jokes?
Well, get ready for some good laughs. Because what I’m about to present might just be the perfect skill for you!
But first of all, what is a “skill”?
It’s kind of like an app for Alexa. For more information on Alexa’s skills and their features, check out this link.
That being said, I introduce you to the Alexa Meanie skill.
Confession time. It’s a favorite of mine.
Note: Before you start using it, bear in mind that this skill is not suitable for all ages. So it’s not advisable to have it on when kids or small children are around.
What you can do with it:
- Cuss at Alexa.
- Show your friends how savage Alexa can be.
- Choose a specific person Alexa will be mean to.
- Roast your friends by letting Alexa talk back to them.
- Find it a challenge to think of a good comeback fast enough (I dare you to try it).
#7: Enable skill Smack Talker
What does this do?
It can both impress and insult your friends.
Especially if your friends come over and they haven’t seen what Alexa is capable of (yet).
Ready for some great entertainment?
Here are just some of the things you’ll get:
- Alexa making fun of people and objects.
- Alexa’s creative observations and burns.
- The opportunity to crack “yo mamma” jokes.
- Extra entertainment at a party or a gathering.
- A hilarious skill not suitable for the faint of heart.
- Making Alexa be mean to one particular person.
- A robot talking smack to your friends (how cool is that?).
- The possibility of Alexa talking back to your friends before they have finished.
I mean, look at what a blast this guy is having by enabling the Smack Talker skill:
#8: Play Simon Says
Now, the Amazon policy goes against profane language. So don’t expect Alexa to repeat the actual cuss words you want her to.
Use phonetically similar words instead. And Play Simon Says -it’s easy.
Say “Alexa, Simon Says…” and then add the similar-sounding words of your liking.
Here are some examples to get you started:
- Ass -> Arse.
- Hell -> Heck.
- Bitch -> Biatch.
#9: Skill Blueprints (Custom Q&A)
Okay, last but not least…
You can use Skill Blueprints.
“What does this mean?”
You can make Alexa give personalized responses to questions you ask her:
- Open the Skill Blueprints page.
- Click on Custom Q&A.
- Then on Make Your Own.
- Write down your question in the field When you say:Alexa.
- Then craft the answer in the Alexa will say: field.
- When finished, click on Create Skill to save your new skill.