Americans will soon be able to speak to Alexa in Spanish. Amazon hurled a new voice model on Monday that will let developers build services for Spanish-speaking users. The addition to the Alexa Skills Kit for developers comes months before Amazon plans on carrying full Spanish-language backing to all Alexa devices later this year.
Alexa in Spanish won’t just be available in Echo devices; it will also roll out to many third-party devices that rely on Alexa. Bose, Sony and Facebook are planning to launch Alexa-built in devices later this year that will also support Spanish. Philips, TP Link and Honeywell will also sell connected devices that support the Spanish for US feature.