¡Hola Alexa! Amazon's assistant will speak Spanish in the US later this year
Eventually, Alexa will have full Spanish language support.
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Alexa will be able to speak Spanish in the US later this year, Amazon said in a blog post on Monday. The company launched a new voice model so developers can build skills for Spanish-speaking users in the US using the Alexa Skills Kit.
In addition to the voice model, Amazon plans to have full Spanish language support for Alexa devices at some point in 2019. Amazon's digital assistant was already available in Spanish in Mexico and Spain.
Developers in the US can request early access through the invite-only Alexa Voice Service developer preview, according to Amazon.