Posted On: Jul 27, 2022

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Kajal, a new bilingual neural text to speech (TTS) voice supporting Hindi and Indian English.

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.

Amazon Polly offers a bilingual TTS voice supporting Hindi and Indian English. It’s a standard TTS voice called Aditi. With the just released voice Kajal you can, similarly to Aditi, synthesize speech in both English and Hindi, and the voice can switch between the two languages even within the same sentence. With releasing Kajal we are not only extending the voice selection for Hindi and Indian English but also enabling neural voice experiences for two additional languages.

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