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Echo Interaction Made Easy: How to Change Alexa’s Voice Speed

Have you ever asked, “Why does my Alexa talk so fast?” or “Can I slow down Alexa’s speech?” You’re not alone. With many households incorporating Amazon’s Echo devices, understanding how to customize Alexa’s voice speed has become a popular query. And yes, adjusting the speed of Alexa’s voice to suit your comfort is quite achievable. This guide walks you through changing Alexa’s voice speed, enhancing your user experience one command at a time.

Adjusting Alexa Voice Speed: A Simplified Approach

Amazon has made it relatively easy to change Alexa’s voice speed. You can modify it by using voice commands or the Alexa app on your phone.

To change Alexa’s voice speed using voice commands, you can say:

  • “Alexa, speak slower”: Alexa will reduce the speech speed.
  • “Alexa, speak faster”: Alexa will increase the speed of the speech.
  • “Alexa, speak at your default rate”: If you feel you’ve strayed too far from your comfort zone, this command resets Alexa’s speech to the default rate.

Remember, your Echo device must be within hearing range for these voice commands to work.

Tailoring Alexa’s Voice Speed through the App

If you prefer a hands-on approach, the Alexa app allows you to change the voice speed with just a few taps. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on ‘More’ in the lower-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select ‘Settings’.
  4. Tap ‘Device Settings.’
  5. Choose the specific device you want to change.
  6. Scroll down and select ‘Alexa’s Voice.’
  7. Use the slider to adjust Alexa’s voice speed to your preference.

The app provides a visual cue, making it easier to manage the pace of Alexa’s speech.

Tips to Customize Your Alexa Experience Further

Besides changing Alexa’s voice speed, other ways exist to make Alexa’s interaction more personalized. For instance, you can change Alexa’s wake word to resonate more with your style, as described in this guide. Also, mastering Alexa’s volume settings can significantly improve your experience. Here’s an essential guide to navigating Alexa’s volume settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my Alexa talk so fast?

Alexa’s speech speed depends on your device settings. It may have been set to a faster speed, which can be easily adjusted by voice command or the Alexa app, as detailed above.

Does changing Alexa’s voice speed affect all my Echo devices?

Changing Alexa’s voice speed on one device only impacts some of your Echo devices. If you have multiple Echo devices and want to adjust their voice speed, you will have to change the settings individually on each device.

Can I make Alexa’s speech even slower or faster beyond the available settings?

Alexa provides two levels of slower and faster voice speeds in addition to the default speed. Unfortunately, you can’t adjust the speed beyond these available options. If you find Alexa’s voice still too fast or slow, it’s recommended to use the Alexa app to adjust the voice speed to your preference visually.


Learning how to change Alexa’s voice speed is a straightforward process that enhances the usability of your Echo device. Whether you prefer using voice commands or the Alexa app, both methods offer an easy way to tailor Alexa’s speech to your preference. Remember, your Echo device is there to make your life easier and more enjoyable, so don’t hesitate to customize it to your liking.

Get more tips and tricks in the Alexa Archives.

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