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VidyaPrakash Rajan asked

Is there a way to change Alexa response voice to male?

I want to change alexa responding voice to male voice in my application. Is there a way to change it?

alexa skills kitskill
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Levon@Amazon answered

Hi Rajesh,

Thanks for posting! Not at the moment, but please feel free to submit a feature request (Create / Post an idea). Thanks!

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arin answered

Hi @Levon@Amazon Any update/plan for this feature (changing voice gender programmatically)?

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Rokas answered

Using polly voices for skills is still in developer preview as far as I know: (link).

If you want that alexa would always respond with the male voice not in skills, you could try to submit feature request at uservoice alexa: (link)

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Albebach answered

This may not be an option for you, but you can also use audio files that you record yourself and play these back with SSML audio.

https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/speech-synthesis-markup-language-ssml-reference.html

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JackNYC answered

@AriN You can now that Amazon Polly is available, although it is a bit of a hack to do it. In the ResponseFactory.js file in the "node_modules\ask_sdk_core\lib\response" folder (assuming you are using Node.JS), modify the speak function by adding <voice name="Joey"> (or any of the 20+ voices available from Polly). The code should look something like this:

            speak: function (speechOutput) {
                response.outputSpeech = {
                    type: 'SSML',
                    ssml: '<speak> <voice name="Joey">'
                        + trimOutputSpeech(speechOutput)
                        + '</voice> </speak>',
                };
                return this;
            },

Now every "speak" response will use the Amazon Polly voice. You might need to modify "reprompt" and other functions if you use them in your app.

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