Amazon Alexa app gets Hindi support

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Amazon voice assistant Alexa will now be available in Hindi for smartphone users in India. Alexa will support Hindi language on Android and iOS. This feature has been introduced on the occasion of the first anniversary of Hindi support of Alexa in India. A year ago today, Hindi language support was introduced on Alexa in India. Within a year, Alexa has added more than 60 new features in Hindi. Apart from this, its speech recognition and language understanding etc. have been improved.

Puneesh Sharma, country leader, Alexa, said in a statement, “India’s unique cultural and linguistic diversity has always inspired us to make Alexa more local and relevant to users in the country. With Hindi support, Alexa will be used by millions of Made accessible to Hindi speakers.”

Puneesh also told that he has made many improvements in Natural Language Understanding. Giving an example, he explained that in the initial days, Alexey did not understand words like ‘Dhai’ and ‘Tham Ja’, but now after this improvement, he will understand these also. Puneesh says that his team is working towards making conversation in Hindi more accessible and simple.

In the press release, Amazon informed that since the launch of Hindi support last year, the company has introduced 60 new features in it. 20 new Hindi stories along with 6 new Alexa Origin songs and poems have been added to the voice assistant database. Indian users can now give commands to Alexa like, “Alexa, hum something…”, “Alexa, recite cloud rap…”, “Alexa, recite cricket story…”, “Alexa, recite friendship story”.

According to Amazon, Alexa has improved by 40 percent in Automatic Speed ​​Recognition (ASR) and 30 percent in Natural Language Understanding (NLU) over the past year. Apart from this, more than 1,000 Hindi skills have been added to it.

It is noteworthy that Hindi support was first introduced in Amazon Echo device in September last year. At the same time, now Hindi language support has been introduced in Alexa app in Android and iOS devices. To change the language in the app, you have to first go to Settings, then click on Alexa on this phone and then Language. Here you can select Hindi language from the available languages.

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