Alexa Will Help You Celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’ With Fun Questions and Playlists
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Happy Star Wars day to you and your Padawan. Today will be filled with Star Wars references and terrible Yoda and Chewy impressions, but also a lot of deals and a lot of fandom. Amazon Video will be celebrating the event by offering the franchise in Digital HD for viewers, and the company released a few interesting facts about its customer base for the event.
Amazon told us that over the past year alone, Amazon Video viewers have streamed over 7 million hours of Star Wars content, and the fact that two major-releases in the franchise have released since 2015 probably helped boost that number significantly. In that time “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was the most streamed film in the series, with viewers watching almost 4 million hours. As it turns out, April was the most popular time to watch Star Wars, with viewership spiking around the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on April 1st.
The company also stated that the original trilogy follows in popularity, with folks streaming the films in order of release date. If you are curious how they stack up, we kept the record below.
To celebrate along with fans, Amazon also created Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music playlists, and have hidden some Easter Eggs (secret questions you can ask to get a fun answer!) for Alexa users and Star Wars enthusiasts to find.
If you have an Alexa powered device, a few favorites that we learned of include “Alexa, May the Force be with you,” “Alexa, These aren’t the droids you’re looking for,” “Alexa, Come to the dark side,” “Alexa, I am your father,” “Alexa, Can you talk like Yoda?” “Alexa, Tell me a Star Wars joke”.
The Star Wars Films Ranked in Order of Popularity (Over the past year) include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at number-one, then “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.
“Rogue One” probably would have ranked higher on the list, but it only released on Digital HD this year. If you want to start streaming on your own, you can find the digital library here on Amazon Video. If you want to save money on Star Wars merchandise, today’s the day to do it, with thousands of items on promotions across Amazon’s “Star Wars Day Sale Page“.