Can I make Alexa play/say something in a different voice.
Hi all, I am working on an app that will need to play a small audio file depending on the question asked. I have developed the app on the Amazon Lambda platform using Node.js and right now returns text that Alexa speaks out in its own voice. Looking at the json object it has an object outputSpeech and an element type: with a value PlainText, can it be of a different type? If so what are the valid value? Ideally if there is a type stream and I can point it to a URL, then I will have all I need. I know the capability exists for Alexa to play streams, not sure if it has been opened to the developer APIs. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sharat.
[i]The Echo[/i] can play streams. That is not functionality made available via the Alexa service. Neither can you change the pitch or speed of the speaking voice, like you can on Android. Both have been submitted as feature requests. You can go and +1 them if you like.