Alexa can now also translate simultaneous calls to Germany. in four foreign languages. It only works with Echo devices, but not with the Alexa smartphone app. Update: Works perfectly in testing on older Echo Plus as well.
Amazon has announced that Alexa can now translate simultaneously in Germany. “Alexa Simultaneous Translate” is designed to help with conversations between people who speak different languages. However, with one important restriction, as Amazon revealed only when we asked: “Currently, simultaneous translation can only be used through Echo devices.” So it doesn’t work with the Alexa app on the smartphone.
According to Amazon, the new “Alexa Simultaneous Translate” uses Amazon’s voice recognition and “neural machine translation.” Therefore a human translator is not used, which would not be possible even with simultaneous translation.
The new “Alexa Simultaneous Translate” is available on all Echo devices. It supports translation between German and one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish or Italian.
Translate function also works on old
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Excellent. It always takes a little moment for Alexa to deliver the correct translation, but the texts make a great impression. Alexa knows in advance that it is loading data onto a cloud server whenever the translation job starts.
How to use Alexa Simultaneous Translate
For example, say “Alexa, translate Spanish.” Alexa then begins to explain both sides of the conversation in German and Spanish. Customers who use Echo Show devices can view visual translations in addition to audio translations. To end a simultaneous translation of the conversation, say “Alexa, stop.”
In addition to simultaneous translation, Alexa can translate a word or phrase in any supported language. For example, say, “Alexa, how do I say ‘apple’ in English?” And Alexa will answer.
Alexa as well as translations have been around for a long time,
Until now, however, it did not support Germany as a locale, but required “US English” as the default setting.
With the current change, “Alexa Simultaneous Translate” should also work for devices located in Germany.
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