Posted On: Mar 25, 2021

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of all Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voices in the Canada (Central) and Asia Pacific (Seoul) Regions. You can now synthesize all NTTS voices in this Region, including the Newscaster and Conversational speaking styles. In addition, you can continue to synthesize over 60 standard voices available in 29 languages in the Amazon Polly portfolio.

Amazon Polly voices can be applied to a diverse set of use cases to increase customer engagement. This includes giving virtual contact center agents natural sounding voices or producing spoken versions of text-based content. In the e-learning space, you can also provide enhanced audio/visual experiences by synchronizing speech with facial animation or karaoke-style word highlighting.

For more details, please visit the Amazon Polly documentation, check the full list of text-to-speech voices, log in to the Amazon Polly console to try them out, and review the regional availability, service limits, and updated FAQs.