Alexa just got a male voice — here’s how to turn it on

Alexa just got a male voice — here’s how to turn it on

Amazon Alexa now has a masculine voice to go with the premium celebrity options and the default feminine-sounding assistant. There's a new wake word option as well: Ziggy. Alexa debuted in 2013 along with the original Echo smart speaker, so it's taken eight years for Amazon to add an alternative masculine voice. With smooth tones and clear diction, the voice sounds a little like a mid-morning radio host. - Here are the 30 best Alexa skills to use - This is the best Alexa speaker out right now - Plus: How to get Alexa celebrity voices: Melissa McCarthy, Shaquille O’Neal and more Google and Apple have long offered multiple voice options for Google Assistant and Siri — as of iOS 14.5, in fact, Apple stopped making a female voice the default option for its assistant. It's good to see Amazon finally taking the leap as well. Amazon does offer some celebrity voices, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal and Melissa McCarthy, but those each cost $5. Amazon wasn't exactly imaginative when it came to the names of the two …
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