Amazon Alexa Coders Can Now Use 8 Different Voices in Their Skills

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The new Alexa voices are part of the company's Polly service, which developers use to build skills (apps) for Alexa that can recognize text and convert it to a voice that can beam out of an Alexa-powered device like the Amazon Echo smart speaker. For example, you can give a different voice to each character in adventure stories and games. The accessibility of Amazon Polly will help them avoid this trouble.

It was already possible to add additional voices to Alexa through MP3 recordings, but this solution is definitely more seamless for developers. Alexa can fetch information on the weather, nearby restaurants, movies, music and more. For developers with skills that use only one voice, changing it or adding another in the right place may offer a more engaging experience for customers, according to the post.

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Amazon now has a number of different voices with different dialects and accents developers can now bundle into their skills, according to the company's website.

Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a natural human voice. This new capability now includes eight different US English voices. Visit the Amazon Polly product page for more information.

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