Amazon Alexa gets new male voice: Here's how to change it
Amazon Alexa gets new male voice: India will have the option to switch between the original voice - female - and the new masculine-sounding voice.
Amazon Alexa gets new male voice: Amazon Alexa is one of the most popular virtual assistants in India. As it completes five years in India, Amazon has now introduced a new male voice option for Alexa. With this, users in India will have the option to switch between the original voice - female - and the new masculine-sounding voice.
"Over the past five years, our aim has been to build Alexa from India and for India, and I truly believe that our journey is synonymous with the evolution of ambient computing in the country. As we look ahead, our focus remains on bringing to life newer voice, touch, motion and vison-enabled experiences for consuming entertainment, completing tasks, and accessing information", Dilip RS, Country Manager for Alexa, Amazon India, said in a statement.
The new voice can respond in both English and Hindi languages.
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How to change Alexa's voice to male?
According to the company, the Alex voice can be changed to by simply saying "Alexa, change your voice" on the Echo device.
Also, it can be done from the Alexa app. For this, you will have to follow simple steps - Go to device settings and then select Alexa's voice.
Users will be able to use any of the wake words -- including Alexa, Echo, Computer and Amazon to ask questions in English, Hindi and Hinglish.
Requests to Alexa for music increased by almost 53 per cent
Moreover, the company mentioned that, in 2022, requests to Alexa for music increased by almost 53 per cent, with customers streaming songs through providers such as Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, JioSaavn and Apple Music.
Requests to Alexa for controlling smart home appliances increased by 515 per cent.
Further, the company revealed that users' love for interacting with Alexa is reflected in the questions such as "Alexa, how are you" (31,680 times per day), and "Alexa, I love you" (21,600 times per day), an increase of 214 per cent and 275 per cent respectively.
With IANS inputs