Alexa Will Continue to Read “Sorcerer’s Stone” Until August

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the United Kingdom, there’s a new way to introduce new witches and wizards to Hogwarts. Until August 15, you can ask your Amazon Alexa devices to “read Harry Potter Book 1.”

The feature was first made available at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Harry Potter at Home initiative, which saw Wizarding World Digital collaborate with Audible, OverDrive, Scholastic, and Bloomsbury to bring the audiobook to customers for free starting in April 2020. Although this feature was first available in six different languages and to fans worldwide, it seems that this extension is only available to those in the UK.

If you don’t have Alexa devices, there are still many other ways to celebrate the silver anniversary. With special anniversary editions being published alongside original sketches by the author and more events like the one hosted by Waterstones last month, there are many chances to get involved with the celebrations in other ways.

Did you check out the feature when it was first announced, or will you be checking it out for the first time before August 15?


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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.