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Amazon Polly Adds 9 AWS Regions, Korean Language Support, and a New Indian English Voice

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce that Amazon Polly is available in nine additional Regions, expanding the total number of Regions where Polly is available to 14. We are also excited to announce the release of  Korean language support, and that we have added a new Indian English voice to our Text-to-Speech portfolio. We are pleased to present Seoyeon, a new Korean female voice, and Aditi, a new Indian English female voice.

Now launched in the following 14 AWS Regions, Amazon Polly is dedicated to providing maximum stability and lowest latency for all customers around the globe: Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), South America (São Paulo), US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), and US West (Oregon).

Since Amazon Polly was launched at re:Invent 2016, one of the most common requests has been for additional language support. Among the many languages that customers have requested, Korean has been one of the most frequent. In response to customer demand, we are very pleased to announce the release of our first Korean voice, Seoyeon.

We are excited to add yet another voice to our portfolio today, by introducing Aditi. She joins our other female Indian English voice, to offer additional voice selection for this language.

Now, let’s hear Seoyeon and Aditi introduce themselves:

Seoyeon
Aditi

The Amazon Polly portfolio now includes 52 voices across 25 languages, available globally in 14 AWS Regions. Try them all out on our Amazon Polly Console. Or, you can start your own voiced application with the help of our Amazon Polly documentation. We also encourage you to share your feedback with us! Let us know which additional language support you’d like us to offer, or describe the voice you’d like us to release next! Your input helps shape our roadmap, so that we can better meet your needs. If you have questions or suggestions, please leave a comment.