Posted On: Apr 26, 2022

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of a Neural version of Inês, Polly’s European Portuguese female text to speech (TTS) voice.

TTS voices simplify the way you can create, implement, update, and maintain your speech-enabled applications and products. You can use Amazon Polly to enhance the user experience and improve the accessibility of your text content with the power of voice. Common use cases include interactive voice response (IVR) systems, audiobooks, newsreaders, eLearning content, and virtual assistants.

Inês, the European Portuguese TTS voice, has been available as a Standard voice. Neural Inês offers a more natural sounding voice with better rhythm, pausing, and sound articulation. With this launch, Amazon Polly now supports Standard and Neural voices in Brazilian and European Portuguese.

To get started with Inês, log in to the Amazon Polly console and review the documentation. For more details, review our full list of Amazon Polly text-to-speech voices, Neural TTS pricing, regional availability, service limits, FAQs, and visit our pricing page.