Customers in the U.S. can now access Spanish language and Multi-lingual mode on supported Echo and Alexa Built-in Devices. Developers can also now build skills, and devices with Alexa Built-in, for Spanish speaking customers across the country.
The experience includes a brand-new Spanish voice for Alexa, local knowledge, hundreds of skills, and more. Customers in the U.S. will be able to switch to “Español (Estados Unidos)” via the Alexa app, then ask in Spanish to play their favorite music, get the news and weather, control their smart home, set reminders, or enjoy skills from brands including Univision, Telemundo, and more.
In addition, customers in the U.S. can now switch between English and Spanish with Alexa in Multi-lingual mode. If you ask for the weather in English, Alexa will reply in English, and if you speak in Spanish, Alexa will understand and respond in Spanish. Multi-lingual mode will also be available in Indian English and Hindi in India and Canadian English and French in Canada.
And starting today, Amazon Music listeners in the U.S. will be able to ask Alexa for a variety of new Latin music playlists in U.S. Spanish, including Sin Filtro, Tierra Tropical, Puro Reggaeton and Fierro Pariente.
In addition to Echo, device makers such as Bose, Sonos, Sony, and others are bringing Spanish to their Alexa Built-in devices in the U.S. Interested developers can start building with AVS for Spanish speaking customers in the U.S. today.