Amazon Polly WordPress

Amazon Polly WordPress - Simplex Studios

Amazon Polly WordPress – Simplex Studios

Amazon Polly WordPress Plugin

Amazon has released a service known as Amazon Polly about a year ago and they have been improving it using deep-learning. Now they have officially released the Amazon Polly WordPress plugin which will truly bring this to the masses.

Amazon Polly WordPress is a game changer allowing anyone to bring voice and audio to their website designs, products, learning tools and more. Amazon Polly WordPress will easily make your website more accessible and will definitely aide in assisting elderly people and the disabled. If you have a website design project that could utilize Amazon Polly WordPress, please contact us, we would love to help implement this.

The Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress is a sample application that shows how WordPress creators can easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities to written content with Amazon Polly.

You can generate an audio feed for text-based content and insert it into an embedded player to increase the accessibility of your WordPress site. The sample code also enables you to publish podcasts directly from your site and make them available for listeners in the form of podcasts.

What is Amazon Polly?

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products. Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice.

Hear the previous paragraph read by Amazon Polly

With dozens of lifelike voices across a variety of languages, you can select the ideal voice and build speech-enabled applications that work in many different countries.

Use Cases:

  • Educational products for K-12, online learning videos and language learning
  • Blog to Speech – Turning blog posts into podcasts easily allowing your customers to listen to them on the go
  • Accessibility – Websites can easily be read to the fly
  • Customer Service or Voicemail services

Amazon Polly Examples:

Currently, it looks as if Amazon Polly supports 24 languages from English, Danish, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese for male and female voices and just female for Korean. See the full list here.

Sample Text

“Hello. Do you speak a foreign language? One language is never enough.”

English: Joanna

English: Matthew

Spanish: Penélope

Japanese: Takumi


Amazon Polly WordPress is a game changer for accessibility and making the web more reachable. What do you think? How will you use it for your next website design project or product? Have a question? Contact us today we would love to help you.

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