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

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This could include using multiple voices for different characters in a game, or simply having a voice other than the standard Alexa tone.

Amazon (amzn) said that developers who are accepted to test the voices will be able to use them for free, but that will likely change when the voices are available to the general public to be used outside of a preview.

The new voices are a mix of male and female, and are limited to US English for now. With voice becoming a more popular input, businesses can use Polly to differentiate their offerings on Alexa. This new capability can help you enrich your skill's experience, making it more engaging for customers.

While no vehicle maker is offering the fully integrated experience yet, Amazon is promising much the same - the ability to do searches, navigation, home automation, check your calendar and more.

Developers can apply for the preview today by filling out a survey with ideas for using Amazon Polly voices in your skill.

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While the speech engine today supports a couple dozen languages, only the U.S. English voices are being offered to Alexa developers at this time.

It's all part of Amazon Polly, which was created for Alexa developers back in 2017. Skills that drive high customer engagement can also lead to a payday for developers through Alexa Developer Rewards.

Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a natural human voice.

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.

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