Amazon today announced that Amazon Alexa will now support interactions in Hindi or Hinglish. Alexa is the brain that powers Amazon Echo devices. The new Hindi experience is available on all Echo family of voice-controlled smart speakers.
Interact with Amazon Alexa in Hindi or Hinglish
With Alexa, you can use your voice to play music, ask questions, read the news, set timers and alarms, check the calendar, provide sports scores, control lights at home, watch videos on Echo devices with a screen and much more. With Echo’s far-field voice control, you can do all this from across the room using just your voice. Just say “Alexa, tum kya kar sakti ho?” to learn about her capabilities or visit www.amazon.in/AlexaInHindi. You can:
Alexa offers a seamless, hands-free music experience with premier music services including Amazon Prime Music, Gaana, Hungama, JioSaavn, TuneIn, and more. Listening to music across a wide catalog of Hindi, English and multiple Indian regional language songs with Alexa is as simple as saying “Alexa, Bollywood ke latest gaane sunao” or “Alexa, Kishore Kumar ke gaane sunaiye”.
If you are in the mood to exercise, say “Alexa, workout music chalao” . Control volume and playback for millions of songs by saying “Alexa, volume badhao” or “Alexa, agla gaana lagao”. If you aren’t sure who an artist is, just say “Alexa, yeh kaunsa gaana hai?”. Alexa will also offer over 100 relaxation sounds in Hindi. To get started, say “Alexa, mujhe aaraam karna hai”.
Ask Alexa all kinds of questions, including those about cricket, Bollywood, famous people and places, festivals, calculations, sports, stocks, spelling and much more in Hindi. For example, “Alexa, Diwali kab hai”, “Alexa, 64 ka cube root kya hai”, “Alexa, Spain ka capital kya hai?” and “Alexa, sone ka bhaav batao”.
Alexa is now more Indian. Her fun personality can entertain everyone in the family. You can ask Alexa for a joke by saying “Alexa, chutkula sunao”. You can also say “Alexa, koi filmy dialogue sunao”, “Alexa seeti bajao”, “Alexa taali bajao”, “Alexa, ek kahani sunao”, or “Alexa, tum kaun ho”. For more enterainment, ask Alexa to play fun games by saying, “Alexa, chalo ek game khele”.
Control your Smart Home
Use Echo smart speakers to control the TV from the couch when watching a movie, or switch off the tubelight when getting in bed—all using just your voice. You can say “Alexa, light band kar do” or “Alexa, Geyser on karo” or “Alexa, TV mute karo”.
Alexa works with devices such as smart lights and plugs from brands including Wipro, Philips Hue, SYSKA LED, Xiaomi, TP-Link, and more. You can also control your compatible security cameras, fans, ACs and air purifiers from brands such as D-Link, Voltas, Orient, LG, Xiaomi and more. You can also Set Reminders, Alarms, and Timers Create and Manage Lists Hear the Latest News and Cricket Updates Get the Weather, and Play with Alexa.
Thousands of developers have already started building Alexa skills with a Hindi flavor. Customers can choose from over 500 Alexa skills in Hindi offered by more than 30 brands including Ola, ChuChu TV, GaneshaSpeaks, All India Radio, RedFM, Sanjeev Kapoor Recipes, Pearsons, Career Launcher, Art of Living, Sadhguru, VR Devotee, Shemaroo, Hungama, Hubhopper, Aastha TV and Amar Chitra Katha.
These skills range from devotional music, horoscope, kids’ education and games, recipes, and more. You can ask, “Alexa, Hindi Shayari shuru karo”, “Alexa, Panchtantra ki kahaniyan shuru karo”, “Alexa, Kabir ke dohe sunao” or “Alexa, tumhare paas kya skills hai?” to know more about skills.
Hindi on other Alexa Built-in devices
Starting today, Alexa in Hindi is also available on a range of smart speakers by Bose. These include Home Speaker 500, Portable Home Speaker, Home Speaker 450, and Home Speaker 300. Coming soon, brands such as Motorola, MyBox, Boat, Portronics, Fingers, Sony, iBall, and Dish will launch and update their existing Alexa-built in devices to support Hindi.
How To Set-Up Amazon Echo Device in “Hindi” Language
To get started with Hindi, customers can just ask, “Alexa, help me set up Hindi.” Existing Echo customers in India can change their device language to Hindi via the Language options inside the Device settings on the Alexa App. Echo Show users can access the settings section to change the language by swiping down from the top of the screen.
Coming soon, customers can speak to Alexa in Hindi and English without changing the language setting back and forth. For example, if a customer asks for the weather in Hindi, Alexa will reply in Hindi, e.x. “Alexa, aaj mausam kaisa hai?” and when they ask for information in English, Alexa will understand and respond in English e.x. “Alexa, tell me about Chandrayaan-2”. This feature is specially built for Indian households where users speak both Hindi and English.
Availability of Echo devices and demo of Alexa in Hindi
All Amazon Echo smart speakers such as Echo Dot, Echo Show 5, Echo, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Input are available on amazon.in/echo/.
Customers can also visit Amazon devices kiosk at popular shopping malls such as Pacific Mall in Delhi, Seawoods Mall in Mumbai, Mantri Mall in Bangalore and offline retailers such as Croma and Reliance Digital stores for a demo of the Alexa Hindi experience and to purchase.
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