If learning other languages is one of your backlogs, Alexa can help you now. Not because it teaches you, which it would also do with different skills, but because it now includes an Amazon Live Translation voice assistant.
How to Use Real Time Translation Feature of Alexa and Amazon Echo
A new feature that lets you translate conversations you can have with other people in real time. Here’s an example of how this handy new feature works.
Alexa and simultaneous translation
A few years ago, we learned that Amazon was working on new translation features. With them, I wanted to offer the opportunity for two people to speak in their respective languages, and Alexa was in charge of translations so that they could understand each other.
However, it was other companies, such as Google with its Google Assistant or Microsoft with Skype, that were the first to offer real-time translation. However, the wait for Alex is over. Amazon has finally announced the availability of live translation, a live translation feature you can now use with Amazon Echo.
At this time, it’s true that it’s only available to users whose Amazon Echo is configured in English (from the United States), but if you change the language, you can try.
While it is also true that, given the languages into which he translates, it is very likely that it will not be long before we get to other countries where the company’s voice assistant is active.
Languages that Alexa can translate include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian and Hindi. In addition, if you have an Echo Show, you will not only hear the translation from Alex, but you will also see on the screen a transcript of what you understand and its corresponding translated phrase.
How to use simultaneous translation of Alexa
To use the new Live Translation or Alexy Live Translation in Spain feature, all you have to do is perform a series of steps, which we’ll leave below. So until the official deployment, you can get an idea of how this new feature works.
- The first thing you should do is access the Alexa app on your mobile device and change the language to English in the settings
- You can also activate the multilingual mode with “Alexa, speak in English”
- Once active, test the new live translation, say “Alexa, translate to …” and select the language from which you want to translate
- Ready, then after a short speech you will hear a beep notifying you that the conversation will be recorded to improve the service
From now on, when real-time translation is active, users will be able to speak in their respective languages and Alexa will take care of the translation. To do this, it uses various technologies for voice recognition and processing.
But with the peculiarity of duplication to speed up translation times, the implementation of the said action, as they say, and not once it is over.
Here, in short tests, we tested how the Echo Dot is slightly faster and more agile with respect to the Echo Dot. This is very likely due to the more capable processor that includes the new speaker and that we talked about in our analysis.
For others, between phrases and phrases, users will hear a beep to let them know when they can speak so that Alexa translation runs smoothly and smoothly.
So now you know that if you were planning to invite someone whose language you didn’t speak well at these parties, now it’s going to be a little easier with Alex. And yes, it’s also another reason to go for the Amazon Echo.