Alexa turns 5 in India, gets a new voice: How to switch it on


Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, turns five in India today. On this occasion, the company announced a new voice for Alexa. Amazon India today announced that users in India will now be able to switch between Alexa’s original voice, which we’ve been used to for years, to a new manly sound.

Amazon says that Alexa will be able to answer users’ queries in both English and Hindi when she uses her new masculine voice. “For the first time ever, Indian users will be able to switch between Alexa’s original voice and a new masculine voice,” Amazon India said today.

The company also said that customers can use any wake word, including Alexa, Echo, Computer and Amazon, to ask questions in English, Hindi and Hinglish.

How to switch to Alexa’s male voice

using voice commands

Users can change Alexa’s voice by saying “Alexa, change your voice” on their Amazon Echo smart speaker or smart display.

using the alexa app

Step 1: Open the Alexa app on your Android smartphone or iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on the Devices tab at the bottom of the app screen.
Step 3: Under the Favorites section, tap the name of the device for which you want to change the voice.
Step 4: Now tap on the gear icon at the top right corner of the app window to access the individual device’s settings.
Step 5: Now scroll down to the General section and select the Voice option for Alexa.
Step 6: Now select the voice you want to select, and you select.

Discounts on Echo Devices on Amazon

Apart from announcing a new voice for its virtual assistant Alexa, Amazon also announced that it will soon host a special sale for its Echo devices in India. This special sale will be held from March 2 to March 4 on Amazon India’s e-retail platform in India. The sale will begin on March 2, 2023 at 12:00 AM and will end on March 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM. During this sale, Amazon India will be offering deals and discounts on the purchase of various Alexa-powered devices, such as the Echo Show series of smart displays, Echo smart speakers, and the company’s Fire TV devices.

Interested buyers will also be able to shop for third-party Alexa devices from companies like boAt, Noise, Philips, Syska and more.

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