Posted On: Jan 24, 2023

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of five new male neural Text-to-speech (NTTS) voices: Sergio for Castilian Spanish, Andrés for Mexican Spanish, Rémi for French, Adriano for Italian, and Thiago for Brazilian Portuguese.

This update leverages cutting-edge technology to use characteristics of existing NTTS voices to build new voice options in different languages. We applied some of the vocal characteristics of the US English Matthew voice to five new language variants creating an extra opportunity for customers to serve content in different languages using one and the same voice persona.

Amazon Polly now offers both male and female voices for each locale: Spain, Mexico, France, Italy, and Brazil. Andrés is our first male Mexican Spanish voice, while Sergio, Rémi, Adriano, and Thiago are new neural conversational male voices that are available alongside existing standard voices - Enrique, Mathieu, Giorgio, and Ricardo.

These and all the other NTTS voices are available in AWS regions supporting Neural TTS. For more details, please read the Amazon Polly documentation and visit our pricing page.