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Standard Voices in Amazon Polly now available in Middle East and Asia Pacific Regions

Amazon Polly turns text into lifelike speech, which allows you to create voice-enabled applications. AWS is excited to announce the general availability of all standard voices in the Middle East (Bahrain) and Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Regions. Customers in these Regions can now synthesize over 60 standard voices available in 29 languages in the Amazon Polly portfolio.

Amazon Polly customers are building new categories of speech-enabled products, including but not limited to voicing news content, games, eLearning platforms, telephony applications, accessibility applications, and Internet of Things (IoT). Amazon Polly voices are high quality, cost-effective, and provide fast responses, which makes it a viable option for low latency use cases. Amazon Polly also supports SSML tags, which give you additional control over your speech output.

For more information, see What Is Amazon Polly? For the full list of available voices, see Voices in Amazon Polly. Or log in to the Amazon Polly console to try it out for yourself!

About the Author

Ankit Dhawan is a Senior Product Manager for Amazon Polly, a technology enthusiast, and a huge Liverpool FC fan. When not working on delighting our customers, you will find him exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife and dog. He is an eternal optimist, loves reading biographies, and playing poker. You can indulge him in a conversation on technology, entrepreneurship, or soccer any time of the day.