Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Now you can choose how fast Alexa talks on your Amazon Echo

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/7/20757749/amazon-alexa-talk-faster-slower-speed-echo

Now you can choose how fast Alexa talks on your Amazon Echo
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Amazon is launching a new ability for it’s Alexa smart assistant today: the ability to choose how fast it talks. By saying “Alexa, speak slower” or “Alexa, speak faster,” you can, well, get Alexa to speak slower or faster. Amazon says there will be seven different speeds for Alexa, two slower than the default and four that are faster. You can also say “Alexa, speak at your default rate.”

Amazon is touting the feature as something that helps with accessibility, and that certainly is a possible benefit. In the press release, Sarah Caplener, the head of Alexa for Everyone, is quoted as saying the slower speeds are for “hard of hearing and older customers” while the faster speeds are a boon to “customers who are blind or low vision,” because…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/7/20757749/amazon-alexa-talk-faster-slower-speed-echo

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