You can now adjust how quickly Alexa speaks in the U.S.
Voice assistants like Alexa are a quick and easy way to get the skinny on the weather, breaking news, sports scores, calendar appointments, and more. But for folks who are hard of hearing or longtime audio content consumers, assistants’ rigid speech rates can make some replies difficult to parse.
That’s why Amazon is introducing a new Alexa feature that lets users choose from several speaking rate speeds with voice commands. It’s rolling out to all Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S. starting today.
“We heard from customers that they would like the ability to change Alexa’s speaking rate for a variety of reasons,” said Amazon’s head of Alexa for Everyone Sarah Caplener. “We’re thrilled to introduce this feature to help customers further personalize their interactions with Alexa, and adapt the experience to best fit their individual needs.”