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How to Make Alexa Speak Faster or Slower

11 August 2019

Alexa now has seven different speed rates for responses, including the default option, two slow rates and four faster options. Now, users can control how fast or how slow they want Alexa to speak. Customers in the U.S will now be able to adjust Alexa to their preferred speaking pace.

Amazon says that the roll out of this new feature begins today.

All you need to do is, well, ask in the most natural and straightforward way possible by saying "Alexa, speak slower" or "Alexa, speak faster".

Amazon's primary competitor in smart speakers and voice assistants, Google, introduced variable playback speeds previous year for podcasts and news on its Google Home devices.

If you have a large house or just a family that is deep into the Alexa ecosystem then this is a handy addition, though it's not the most groundbreaking feature.

Meanwhile, adding that Inc. had been looking to potential measures to head off heeding concerns over its handling of Alexa recordings, "For Alexa, we already offer customers the ability to opt out of having their voice recordings used to help develop new Alexa features". You can also say "Alexa, speak at your default rate" to return to the third-slowest speed setting. For one, Amazon says hard of hearing and older customers will be able to understand their personal assistant better if the answers to their questions are delivered a little slower. But even if you don't have accessibility issues, there are times when you want to speed Alexa up since it might be faster to just look at your phone for answers.

Likewise, you can record announcements from the Fire TV's Alexa voice remote to broadcast through other Alexa devices.

How to Make Alexa Speak Faster or Slower