(Pocket-lint) - Amazon allows users to alteration however accelerated Alexa talks and responds to questions.
You tin set Alexa connected your Echo instrumentality truthful that the adjunct either speaks normal, faster, oregon slower. There are 7 antithetic speeds successful total, successful fact. There's the default setting, arsenic good arsenic 2 that are slower and 4 that are faster.
Amazon is selling this alteration arsenic an accessibility feature. In a property release, Sarah Caplener, the caput of Alexa for Everyone, claimed slower speeds tin assistance those who are "hard of hearing" oregon are older, portion the faster speeds are amended for users "who are blind" oregon person "low vision", arsenic they are utilized to consuming audio contented much quickly. But we tin spot however the diagnostic mightiness beryllium utile to anyone.
Have you ever asked Alexa for immoderate accusation and past been annoyed astatine however agelong it takes the adjunct to work the results aloud? Sometimes it seems similar it'd beryllium faster if you looked up your query yourself. Now, with this feature, you tin marque Alexa little cumbersome. Here's how.
How to alteration the velocity of Alexa
It's easy. Simply say, “Alexa, talk slower” oregon “Alexa, talk faster." Keep doing this until you execute a velocity you prefer.
How to instrumentality Alexa to its default setting
If you hatred the dependable of Alexa speaking excessively accelerated oregon slow, conscionable say, “Alexa, talk astatine your default rate" to reset the velocity backmost to normal.
When volition this diagnostic beryllium available?
It rolled retired from 7 August 2019.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 8 August 2019.