Posted On: Sep 1, 2021

Amazon Polly, a service that turns text into speech, extends its offering to the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Ayanda, Polly’s first South African English Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voice, as well as full support for the entire portfolio of Amazon Polly's Neural and Standard voices in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region. With this launch, the service now supports 31 languages including 7 different varieties of English. Neural TTS voices are available in 12 AWS Regions.

To learn more, see our complete list of Polly text-to-speech voices and try them out on our Amazon Polly Console. For more details, please visit the Amazon Polly documentation, review our Neural TTS pricing, regional availability, service limits, and FAQs.