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Tech & Science “Alexa, speak English!”: Amazon introduces dynamic language selection in Germany

13:15  19 november  2020
13:15  19 november  2020 Source:   t3n.de

What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?

  What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do? What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?In this feature, we'll explain what Echo is and what Alexa can do.

A limited selection of Alexa features are available on "International Version" Echo devices shipped from Amazon to eligible countries. Amazon Music Unlimited is currently available in the following countries: Argentina, Belgium Skills from the Alexa Skills store are available in a certain language .

Amazon has introduced a new speaking style for Alexa and has also added some speaking styles for other Artificial Intelligence voices, the company said today. According to The Verge, the long-form speaking style is available for US developers who want a reading voice that sounds more natural

Alexa is finally bilingual in Germany. Amazon has published a dynamic language selection for its voice assistant, with which Alexa can be addressed in any German or English.

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After Amazon announced Alexa routines for its Fire TV devices on Wednesday, the e-retailer added a day later and introduced a dynamic language selection. This means that Alexa users in Germany can now communicate with the assistant in German, English or both languages ​​at the same time.

Alexa now with dynamic language selection

According to Amazon, owners of a supported Echo model or Alexa-enabled device can now set their selected language in the device settings in the latest version of the Alexa app to "German / English". In addition, with Echo devices with a screen, such as the Echo Show , it is also possible to change the language via the settings, which can be easily accessed by swiping down from the top of the screen, according to Amazon. The prerequisite for this, however, is that the latest device software is running on the show.

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Disclosure: This site has affiliate links to language products including those on Amazon . As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying It is very doable because with Alexa , you’re forced to do 2 things: You have to listen and speak . You already know that listening and speaking are important.

PLEASE do not speak to Alexa in languages other than English . Your Alexa device can only understand English . This skill contains dynamic content, which is content that is updated real-time based on inputs from the developer.

If the language change option English / German or German / English is not yet visible in the device settings, you should check whether the software is up to date. This can be done conveniently with the voice command “Alexa, search for software updates”.

“Alexa, speak English”

Apart from changing the language via the app or the Echo Show settings, it is also possible to activate the dynamic language selection via the voice command “Alexa, speak English” on the device. Amazon explains that the dynamic language selection enables users to communicate with Alexa on the fly in German and English without having to change the language setting every time.

For example, if you ask Alexa about the weather in English in the future, the voice assistant will also answer in English. If you or someone else in the household speaks to Alexa in German, the assistant understands and, according to Amazon, can “answer in German without any additional configuration effort”.

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What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do? .
What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do? photo 1 (Pocket-lint) - The Amazon Echo is one of a range of hands-free speakers and devices from Amazon that can be controlled with your voice. The voice-controlled "personal assistant" on these devices is called Alexa, which will perform various tasks for you and control various systems.In this feature, we'll explain what Echo is and what Alexa can do.As well as being available on Echo devices from Amazon directly, Alexa is available on a lot of third-party devices like speakers or TVs as well as through the Alexa app on phones.

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