Amazon’s Alexa can now talk slower or faster


Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon, speaks during the LG press conference at CES in Las Vegas, U.S., January 4, 2017.

For those who don't know, Alexa Announcements has always been a staple on the Amazon Echo-branded smart speakers and allows users to send messages to other Alexa-powered devices.

If you would like Alexa to speak slower, all you need to do say, "Alexa, speak slower" within range of one of your Alexa smart speakers.

You can now tell Alexa to slow down or speed things up when asking for information.

Aside from that, Luxembourg, the leading privacy watchdog for Europe, had been quoted saying on Thursday (August 8th) that it had been in close contact with the world's largest online retailer's voice assistance, Alexa.

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Users of Amazon's Alexa in the United States will be able to use its new feature starting August 7. There's the default setting, as well as two that are slower and four that are faster.

"We heard from customers that they would like the ability to change Alexa's speaking rate for a variety of reasons", Alexa for Everyone boss Sarah Caplener said in a blog post today.

If you want Alexa to return to the standard voice speed, you can say, "Alexa, speak at your default rate".

Saying "Alexa, speak faster" will allow you to cycle through the faster rates and saying "Alexa, speak slower" will slow her down. This not only helps make interactions with Alexa a better experience, but it would also customize Alexa to better fit the users' specific needs.

For now, the feature is only available in the United States, and there is no word when or if the feature will be rolled-out in other countries.