You'll soon hear 8 new voices in Amazon Alexa skills

For instance, if coders were to create interactive audio stories for Alexa, they could use the new voices to represent different characters, Amazon said.

More recently, Amazon launched the "Remember This" feature for Alexa, essentially giving the virtual assistant a memory. For developers with skills that use only one voice, changing it or adding another in the right place may offer a more engaging experience for customers, according to the post.

If you already use multiple voices in your skill via using.mp3 files or another technique, consider Amazon Polly for its natural-sounding voices and ease of maintenance.

"Using Amazon Polly, you can choose a different voice for any utterance by using the Structured Speech Markup Language (SSML) and specifying an Amazon Polly voice using the "voice name" tag", the post stated.

It's all part of Amazon Polly, which was created for Alexa developers back in 2017. We'll select a subset of the skills that apply, and will provide more information to those 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.

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. With Alexa of course already in more than 20% of USA households it seems likely automakers will see this as a bigger selling point than the rarely used Cortana service.

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