Alexa is one of the most well-known voice-activated virtual assistants and since its launch in 2014, with the manufacturer’s Echo line of smart speakers, it has found a niche in the homes of many users who invoke its name daily for perform very different tasks. .

Until now, we could change some aspects of how it works, such as the word we use to summon and interact with devices connected under Alexa, but not use another male voice to replace the usual female voice provided by the assistant.

This is something that is starting to change, starting with the United States, where some users have detected a new option that allows to summon a new voice called “Ziggy”, which can now be selected from the mobile configuration menu. corresponding or directly saying “Alexa, change your voice” in English, of course.

The arrival of this voice corresponds to the incorporation of other personalized voices by personalities such as Shaquille O’Neal and Melissa McCarthy a few days ago for the Anglo-Saxon market.

In addition to the new sound tone with a clearly masculine cut, the term “Ziggy” serves as a new keyword to invoke the assistant as we did before with “Alexa”, although it seems it doesn’t. will not be directly associated with the new voice, but that it will depend on what we have configured by default.

As we mentioned at the beginning, the new male voice is starting to roll out in the United States and its possible implementation in the rest of the markets has not yet been indicated, although it is highly likely that the function will begin. to arrive after the summer.

Via | The edge