If you want to tame your Alexa using graphical interface and TTS (text to speech) – this video is for you.

In this article I will show you how you can easily interact with the Alexa APIs. We will play a little bit with TTS & SSML. Don’t worry no coding skills are required.

If you don’t want to read then watch the video below!

SSML is a markup language that provides a standard way to mark up text for the generation of synthetic speech. The Alexa Skills Kit supports a subset of the tags defined in the SSML specification.

For example:
You may want a longer pause within the speech, or you may want a string of digits to be read as a standard telephone number or maybe you want to make Alexa to whisper like in the beginning of the video and so on so on.

The things that you need to complete this How-To are:

  1. Working Node-Red installation or Docker client
  2. Alexa device and Amazon account – You can get one from my Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/31MrNZj
  3. Write a comment and share this article in your favourite social media (just kidding)

Detailed guidance of how you can enable TTS & SSML on your Alexa device can be found in the video above

Question of the day – For what do you plan to use Alexa’s text to speech? Let me know your answers in the comments. Also let me know if you have any questions.

I’m really interested about what kind of clever ideas and routines you will create using TTS.

Check my other post about Alexa, Node-Red & MQTT on this link

Furthermore feel free to add me on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter by search for this username – KPeyanski

I post there pretty much daily.

Good luck TTS enabled Alexa.

Thank you, stay safe and see you next time.

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