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Ziggy, Alexa’s new male voice



Ziggy, Alexa’s new male voice


You are also among those who use Amazon Alexa to hear the voices of celebrities? If the answer is yes, then we have two things to tell you. The first is that you are in good company. The second is that the device will offer users soon a more masculine voice compared to the assistant’s current one. And that it will be possible to activate it by saying the word “Ziggy”. The only downside is that, just like Shaquille O ‘Neal and Melissa McCarthy voices, Ziggy’s for Amazon Alexa will only be available for US users. In fact, considering that this is a generic entry and does not refer to any specific celebrity, it is likely that it will be made available worldwide in the future.

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Amazon Alexa: Ziggy is the new male voice

Apparently, to activate the male voice on the Amazon Alexa device, users will only have to do say the word “Ziggy”. Or choose to set it directly in the Settings of the App, where Ziggy should be one of the default activation word options. In any case, beyond the modes of operation, what makes us think is that Amazon is opening up more and more to alternative rumors for its smart device. On the other hand, Siri and Google Assistant have been moving in this direction for a while. And it is likely that Alexa users have felt the need to have an alternative voice available.

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On the other hand, it’s no surprise that the addition of a new male voice comes at a stage where Amazon has announced its own participation in the Matter initiative, a sort of collective brand that brings together over 170 technology companies with the aim of greatly simplifying the configurations of the smart home. It is therefore quite evident that the company wanted to offer users a greater possibility of customizing the device. An important option for Amazon Alexa. Even if by now we are more than used to his “sweet” tone of voice.