Alexa developers get 8 new voices via Amazon Polly

  • Alexa developers get 8 new voices via Amazon Polly

Alexa developers get 8 new voices via Amazon Polly

But their addition could make some of Alexa's skills more engaging - especially those involving different characters, like an adventure story or game, for example.

While no auto 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. "It's as easy as that".

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk, and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products.

Amazon has made it possible for coders to embed eight different computerized voices into their skills for the company's Alexa voice-activated digital assistant.

It should be noted that developers can already add multiple voices to their skills, but it's a more complex process that involves recording a voice as an audio file. Amazon will provide more information to those who are selected. Regardless of their quality, though, many users will likely appreciate the added diversity these voices could add to their favorite Alexa skills in the future. Skills that drive high customer engagement can also lead to a payday for developers through Alexa Developer Rewards.

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. Chiefly, it's the text-to-speech service which helps create the scripts for Alexa skills.