Alexa to respond in a new voice
Amazon has announced that for the first time, Indian users will be able to switch between Alexa’s original voice and a new masculine sounding voice. The new voice can respond in both English and Hindi languages. Users can change Alexa’s voice by saying “Alexa, change your voice” on the Echo device or from the Alexa app by going to individual device settings and selecting Alexa’s voice. Customers can use any of the wake words including Alexa, Echo, Computer and Amazon to ask questions in English, Hindi and Hinglish.
Offers on Amazon Alexa-powered devices
Amazon has announced that it will offer deals and discounts on Alexa powered devices from March 2 to March 4. The company has also announced that it will reveal the deals and offers on Alexa devices on March 2. Customers can also shop from a curated range of smart home gadgets and Alexa built-in devices from brands such as boAt, Noise, Philips, Syska and more.
“It is humbling to see many Indian users enjoy interacting with Alexa as part of their daily routine. 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 to the evolution of ambient computing in the country. As we look ahead, our focus remains on bringing to life newer voice, touch, motion and vision-enabled experiences for consuming entertainment, completing tasks, and accessing information”, said Dilip R S, Country Manager for Alexa, Amazon India.