Whether you have an Echo speaker or not, you’re likely familiar with the iconic voice of Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. Her distinct accent and tone are a staple of the Alexa brand. However, Alexa may sound different depending on the country you live in. If you prefer Alexa to speak with a different accent or in another language entirely, you have a variety of options to choose from. Here’s how to change Alexa’s voice.
Time needed: 1 minute.
Changing Alexa’s language or dialect takes less than 1 minute.
- Open the Alexa app
- Select the “Devices” icon
- Select the “Echo & Alexa” icon
- Choose the device you want to make changes to
Choose any of your Echo speakers. You can only choose one Echo at a time.
- Select “Language”
- Select a different language or dialect
Note: Depending on the language/dialect you choose, you may receive a warning that some Alexa skills and capabilities will no longer be available.
- Wait for the device to update
Once your Echo speaker is finished updating, you can close the Alexa app. Now Alexa will respond in the language/dialect you’ve chosen.
What languages and dialects does Alexa support?
Here are all the languagers and dialects that Alexa supports as of August 2020:
- Deutsch (Deutschland)
- English (Australia)
- English (Canada)
- English (UK)
- English (India)
- English (USA)
- English/Spanish (USA/Estados Unidos)
- English/French (Canada)
- English/Hindi (India)
- Spanish (Spain)
- Spanish (Mexico)
- Spanish (USA)
- Spanish/English (Estados Unidos/USA)
- French/English (Canada)
- Italian (Italy)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Hindi (India)
- Hindi/English (India)
- Japanese (Japan)
Amazon recently launched their Celebrity Voices Program that let’s you have some fun with your Alexa experience. The only celebrity voice currently available is Samual L. Jackson. Commands and responses are limited to things like asking for the weather or for Sam to tell you jokes. Despite the limitations it’s sure to provide a bit of extra fun in your home.