Amazon Polly comes to GovCloud
- By Gov Cloud Insider Staff
Amazon Polly, the service that turns text into lifelike speech, is now available in the AWS GovCloud region.
Using Polly, agency developers can build speech-enabled applications, choosing from among dozens of lifelike male and female voices across a variety of languages. Developers send the text they want converted into speech to an application programming interface, and Amazon Polly returns the audio stream that can be played or stored in a standard audio file format, such as MP3, Vorbis, and raw PCM audio.
Amazon Polly also supports lexicons and Speech Synthesis Markup Language tags, which allows developers to control pronunciation, volume, pitch and speed of the spoken words
Polly can be used in apps that help people with reading disabilities, announcement systems for public transportation or emergency notifications, as well as telephony solutions and narrations.
Audio can be output to set-top boxes, smart watches, tablets, smartphones and internet-of-things devices.
The service offers pay-as-you-go pricing and unlimited cached replays.
More about Amazon Polly is available here.