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How to change the speed of Alexa's voice on your Amazon Echo

Amazon Fire TV Update Alexa Amazon introduces Alexa speed controls, letting users determine how quickly voice assistant talks
Emmett Howard | 11 August, 2019, 09:23

In point of fact, Luxembourg's privacy watchdog's interest over Amazon's Alexa comes after a few days the French parliament had voted to ratify a 3 percent digital taxation over tech titans' revenues generated from the country, while some of the other larger markets of billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos' Amazon.com Inc.

The faster speeds may also just be a nicer consumer experience for everyone, as sometimes ready for Alexa to get through a piece of data or confirmation of your request just takes longer than doing it yourself in your phone. Rival Google Home smart speakers have a very similar feature dubbed "Broadcast". Starting today, you'll be able to say "Alexa, speak slower" or "Alexa, speak faster" to cycle through seven different playback speeds.

When the latest software update rolls out, Alexa Announcements will be enabled automatically on all Fire TV devices in your home. Amazon has been working to make Alexa more accessible on a number of fronts over the past year. That will knock Alexa's voice speed down one level. The notification that you send will pause whatever's playing, resuming only once the announcement's complete.

On Fire TVs, Announcements will include a visual prompt as well as an audio alert.

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Amazon is pushing the official YouTube app to all its Fire TV devices that didn't yet have it following the cooling of the company's ongoing spat with Google. As you'd expect, the Fire TV can handle videos in 4K HDR at up to 60 fps on supported TVs.

Now, users can get Alexa to speak faster by saying "Alexa, speak faster".

Another notable improvement is the return of the YouTube app to Fire TV devices, after nearly a year and a half.

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