Alexa Can Now Test Your “Potter” Knowledge with New Skill

Wondering how to make the best use of your Alexa device this holiday season? Audible and Pottermore may have the answer: Play the all-new Harry Potter Quiz, of course!

In the newly added skill – the only officially licensed Potter one available for the popular Amazon devices – users can earn House points through a variety of Potter-inspired knowledge games. The quiz will feature excerpts from the Jim Dale-narrated audiobooks, and it sounds like far more than a mere trivia game. In addition to traditional questions, users also have the chance to answer riddles or identify mystery objects when given audio clues.

Here’s a little more information from the press release:

With hundreds of questions to answer throughout the year, including hidden bonus quizzes unlocked exclusively for regular players, fans will be able to pick their Hogwarts House and work with other Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws or Slytherins across the world to keep their team at the top of the leader board [sic]. Players can check their [H]ouse’s score in the Alexa companion app and will be able to choose from two difficulty settings – O.W.L. (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) for beginners who’re still sorting their gillyweed from their [g]rindylows, or N.E.W.T. (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests) for smart, Hermione-sharp wizards and witches.

The quiz is hosted by Audie Award-winning actress Laurel Lefkow. You can listen to samples and find out more about the quiz here.

So what are you waiting for? Just say, “Alexa, play Harry Potter Quiz” to begin!

Press Release

“ALEXA, PLAY THE HARRY POTTER QUIZ”

Audible And Pottermore Publishing Launch First And Only Official Harry Potter Skill On Alexa

Fans Are Invited To Test Their Harry Potter Knowledge To Win House Points, With New Questions Added Daily

Audible and Pottermore Publishing today announced the launch of the Harry Potter Quiz, the first and only official Harry Potter Alexa skill. From today, Amazon Echo, Spot and Show users who ask “Alexa, play Harry Potter Quiz” will be able to test their [w]izarding [w]orld knowledge by answering three new questions, updated daily.

Hosted by Laurel Lefkow, the Harry Potter Quiz frames each question and answer using excerpts from the perennially popular Audible books performed by Jim Dale. Harry Potter devotees will get the chance to noodle their way through perplexing wizarding riddles, will be tasked with identifying magical, mystery objects and will be quizzed on famous quotes and characters from throughout the seven-book series.

With hundreds of questions to answer throughout the year, including hidden bonus quizzes unlocked exclusively for regular players, fans will be able to pick their Hogwarts House and work with other Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws or Slytherins across the world to keep their team at the top of the leader board [sic]. Players can check their [H]ouse’s score in the Alexa companion app and will be able to choose from two difficulty settings – O.W.L. (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) for beginners who’re still sorting their gillyweed from their [g]rindylows, or N.E.W.T. (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests) for smart, Hermione-sharp wizards and witches.

Produced by Audible and Pottermore Publishing at Audible’s Grammy and Audie [A]ward[-]winning studios, the Harry Potter Quiz lets players escape to the [w]izarding [w]orld each day with exceptional narration, rich sound-design, music and performances from the Harry Potter Audible books.

For more information please visit www.audible.com/harrypotterquiz.

The complete Wizarding World audio collection on Audible includes Harry Potter books 1-7, performed by Jim Dale, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, performed by Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl), Quidditch Through the Ages, performed by Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead, Love Actually), Harry Potter: A History of Magic, performed by Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games), and the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries and Magic hosted by Dan Fogler and featuring unveiled access to the actors and makers of the film including Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Zo[ë] Kravitz, Ezra Miller, and others.