Last updated: February 24, 2023, 8:45 AM IST
As Amazon’s Alexa completes five years in India, the company introduced a new male voice option for Alexa’s answers on Thursday.
It allows Indian users to switch between Alexa’s original voice and a new male sounding voice.
“For the past five years, our goal has been to build Alexa from India and for India, and I truly believe our journey is synonymous with the evolution of ambient computing in the country. Looking ahead, our focus remains on bringing newer voice, touch, motion and visual experiences to life for consuming entertainment, completing tasks and accessing information,” said Dilip RS, Country Manager – Alexa, Amazon India, in a statement.
The new voice can respond in both English and Hindi.
The company said users can change Alexa’s voice by saying “Alexa, change your voice” on the Echo device or from within the Alexa app by going into the individual device’s settings and selecting Alexa’s voice.
Users can use all wake words including Alexa, Echo, Computer and Amazon to ask questions in English, Hindi and Hinglish.
In addition, the company mentioned that by 2022, requests for music to Alexa will grow nearly 53 percent, with customers streaming songs through providers such as Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, JioSaavn, and Apple Music.
Requests to Alexa to control smart
increased by 515 percent.
Furthermore, the company revealed that users’ love for interacting with Alexa is reflected in questions such as “Alexa, how are you” (31,680 times a day) and “Alexa, I love you” (21,600 times a day), an increase of 214 percent and 275 percent respectively.
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