Posted On: Jan 31, 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 Ruth and Stephen, two new US English neural Text-to-speech (NTTS) voices.

Amazon Polly now offers two more voices supporting US English: Ruth is a new neural female voice and Stephen is a new neural male voice. They expand our portfolio for this locale to 6 female voices and 4 male voices. We created Ruth and Stephen as different voice personas, compared to other available US voices, to give our customers a wider range of female and male voice options to choose from.

Ruth, Stephen 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.