Developers Can Soon Choose Which Alexa Voice They Want To Use

You can now make Amazon Alexa as default voice assistant on your Android phone

This new capability can help you enrich your skill's experience, making it more engaging for customers. Before this, developers were only able to add voices to their skills by uploading an MP3 file or by creating a custom audio track, which was quite painstaking. For example, in an adventure story or game, developers can give distinct voices to different characters.

Those of you who really want Alexa to have different voices will be happy with this latest development.

More recently, Amazon launched the "Remember This" feature for Alexa, essentially giving the virtual assistant a memory.


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. Polly uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesise speech that sounds like a human voice. It's as easy as that.

Polly's voices are far from ideal, of course, but as they see more use, that could change.

The entire idea of a voice masquerading attack is to prolong the interaction time of a running app but without telling the user. We'll select a subset of the skills that apply, and will provide more information to those selected. This means that depending on the developer's preference, they can choose to use a different voice from the default Alexa voice to use when users are interacting with their skill.

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