Amazon continues to update the firmware on Echo devices which improves Alexa’s reliability and introduces new features. One new ability we recently covered is that Alexa can connect your Microsoft Outlook calendar.
But did you know that you can give Alexa a British accent or speak completely in Deutsch? You can access the appropriate settings via the Alexa app for iOS or Android or via the web at echo.alexa.com. Here’s a look at how to set it up.
Make Alexa Speak German or with a British Accent
- Launch the Alexa app and head to Settings and select the Echo device you want to change Alexa’s voice for.
- Next, scroll down and select Language under the General section of the menu. A small menu will appear, and from there you can select US English, UK English ( to give Alexa a British accent), or Deutsch (if you happen to speak the language).
After you change Alexa’s voice to your liking, everything will work the same as it always has, but Alexa now has a British accent. It’s fun to vary things up every now and then. To give you an idea of what to expect, check out the short recording below of Alexa with a British accent.
I personally find that giving Alexa a British accent to the digital assistant provides a rich and more human experience (not to mention, I find it easier to understand). Unlike the default on most of the digital assistants out there like Siri or OK Google, which can sound very plain and robotic.
I haven’t tested this with the Echo Dot or the Echo Tap but it works well with the original black Echo. If you have an Echo Dot or Tap, let us know if this works. Alexa is also available on the Fire TV, however, there currently isn’t an option to give it an accent.
What do you think of the British accent for Alexa? Do you like to change the accent or language of other digital assistants such as Siri, OK Google, or Cortana on other platforms? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.