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Big Mouth Billy Bass is now a smart speaker accessory.
Big Mouth Billy Bass is now a smart speaker accessory.

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Attention, Amazon Echo owners: You can now purchase an Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass that plugs into your smart speaker.

That’s right. Developer Brian Kane is finally getting his wish. Back in 2016, Kane hacked the iconic singing fish to be a mouthpiece for Alexa.

Now, right in time for the holiday season, Big Mouth Billy Bass is becoming a certified Alexa gadget. 

At $39.99, you’ll get the classic singing and dancing fish from the 90s with the ability to connect to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The only catch is that you will need to connect it to an Echo for it to work. The other caveat is that it only works with Amazon-made Echo devices.

The fish itself will react, respond, and dance along with the commands you dictate. It will lip sync the responses, which is, frankly, pretty terrifying no matter how look at it.

Singing is one thing, but the fish talking as Alexa might be too much.

Singing is one thing, but the fish talking as Alexa might be too much.

Just imagine setting an alarm and being woken up by a Big Mouth Billy Bass dancing and flopping around while it sings to you. We can’t imagine that is the healthiest way to say, “Hello world, time to start another day!” But of course, to each their own.

It’s unclear if Big Mouth Billy Bass will dance to literally every response or just music, but the Amazon listing makes it clear that it will dance to songs on Amazon Music. Even more surprising, it should receive updates post-launch as well.

If you’re o-fish-ally interested in what will certainly be a weird and memorable gift, pre-orders are open now with a Dec. 1 release date

At a minimum, it’s yet another oppor-tuna-ty to expand Alexa in your home.

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