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Amazon launches Arabic-speaking Alexa in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | 10:03 CET | News
Amazon has launched Alexa in Saudi Arabia, offering customers a localised language service in an Arabic Khaleeji dialect, Arab News reported. Alexa powers the Echo device range. The Saudi service uses local pronunciations and intonation, local knowledge, and nearly 200 Alexa "skills" with favourites from Saudi developers and regional brands such as Anghami, AlArabiya, MBC, Careem, Fatafeat, Al Baik and Sabq.

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Companies: Amazon / Anghami / MBC Group
Countries: Saudi Arabia
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