Alexa can now speak to you in Spanish in the US

Ruben Fields
October 15, 2019

This will obviously be useful for Spanish-speaking families, but could also be a fun way to get some regular practice in for those learning the language.

Today, Amazon says the multi-lingual mode for US speakers is formally live the nation over, permitting clients of both Echo and Alexa-fueled gadgets to switch among Spanish and English. Right this moment, Amazon says the multi-lingual mode for US audio system is formally reside throughout the nation, permitting customers of each Echo and Alexa-powered gadgets to change between Spanish and English.

The feature is a long time coming.

The company has rolled out an entirely new Spanish voice for the assistant. The US has the second largest concentration of Spanish speakers in the world next to Mexico - a total of 48.6 million.

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With Spanish support also comes Multi-lingual mode. Thanks to this support, developers now have the option of creating Alexa skills designed for Spanish-speaking users.

Will you be using the new Spanish mode in the U.S.? So Alexa will understand and respond to you in whichever language you talk to her in, just as a bi-lingual person would. You'll be able to ask Alexa to play your favorite music, ask for the latest news and what's the current weather in specific places, control their connected smart home devices, add reminders, etc.

In the future, Amazon will expand Alexa's Multi-lingual feature to India with support for Indian English and Hindi, as well as to Canada with support for Canadian English and French.

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