Fri. May 24th, 2019

Amazon’s Alexa Will Now Speak Spanish

An Amazon Echo Plus smart speaker photographed on a kitchen counter, taken on January 9, 2019. (Photo by Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

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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.

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