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Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress now preinstalled on Bitnami AMIs

On February 8, we released the Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress, which enables you to easily voice content and publish podcasts directly from your website. By leveraging audio, you can provide your readers with an alternative way to consume your content and meet the needs of a larger audience. Today, we’re excited to announce that […]

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Create softer speech with the new Amazon Polly phonation tag

Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) is a standardized markup language that enables developers to modify Text-to-Speech (TTS) audio. With SSML, you can control various vocal characteristics of TTS output, such as pronunciation, speech rate, and other elements, to produce a more natural-sounding voice experience. Today, we are excited to announce a new phonation SSML tag […]

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Amazon Polly Gives WordPress a Voice!

by Steven Word and Tomasz Stachlewski | on | in Amazon Polly* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Voiced by Amazon Polly Today AWS in partnership with WP Engine is announcing the release of an Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress. The sample plugin enables WordPress creators to easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities to written content. As voice interaction becomes more common, it’s essential to provide your website’s content in audio formats. And, visitors who […]

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Assisting People at Haptik Using Amazon Polly

by Swapan Rajdev and Ranvijay Jamwal | on | in Amazon Polly* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Haptik is India’s first personal-assistant app. Users can use the app to plan travel, check in for flights, book taxis, and set reminders. And of all the different features, the most important and frequently used is the Reminders feature. People use Haptik to set wake-up calls, set up reminders to drink water, call people at different times, send greetings to others for different occasions, and much more. Through the reminders feature, users will receive notifications on the app along with a phone call at a requested time, relating the reminder message. In this post, we will cover how we use machine learning and text-to-speech (TTS) to set reminders for users – to call them at the given time to remind them of their tasks. We will cover how Amazon Polly helped us make personalized calls to our users and helped us scale our reminders feature to millions of users.

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Whooshkaa and Amazon Polly: Combining Eyes and Ears to Widen Publishing Horizons

Based in Australia, Whooshkaa is a creative audio-on-demand podcast platform that helps publishers and advertisers reach their audiences. We’re always trying new products and techniques, and combining them to pioneer new solutions for our customers. The Amazon Polly Text-To-Speech (TTS) feature is a great example of this. Already, we have top-tier publishers, sporting bodies, and Australia’s biggest telecommunications company using Amazon Polly to augment their established delivery methods.

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Receive Phone Call Alerts for AWS Account Security Events With Amazon Polly

Security of your AWS account is paramount. Staying up to date with any security-related events in your AWS account is important. There are various ways to get alerts- via email or SMS, however in this blog post I’m going to show you how to get a voice alert on your phone using Amazon AI services like Amazon Polly and any cloud-based communications platform like Twilio.

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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 […]

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Modify the Timbre of Amazon Polly Voices with the New Vocal Tract SSML Feature

Today, the Amazon Polly team is pleased to announce the release of a new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) feature that allows developers to modify the timbre of any Text-to-Speech (TTS) voice. This is a compelling feature for customers who want to customize an existing voice in the Amazon Polly portfolio to make it sound […]

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Convert Your Text into an MP3 File with Amazon Polly and a Simple Python Script

Text-to-speech technology can turn any digital text into a multimedia experience, so people can listen to news, blog articles, or even a PDF document, while multitasking or on-the-go. With Amazon Polly, you can convert your RSS feed or email, and store the synthesized speech in the form of audio files. Currently, the Amazon Polly console […]

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Amazon Polly Expands to the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region and Adds Two New Voices

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the expansion to the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, as well as the release of two new Text-to-Speech voices. We are pleased to present Takumi, a new Japanese male voice, and Matthew, a new US English male voice. […]

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