The Washington Post today announced that it will use Amazon Polly, Amazon’s new text-to-speech service, to provide audio versions of Post stories. In the coming months, users of The Post’s website and apps will be able to listen to stories on-demand.
“As we’ve seen in the growth of our podcasts and offerings on Alexa, audio is an increasingly popular choice for news consumption,” said Joseph Price, senior product manager at The Washington Post. “With Amazon Polly and voice articles, we’re excited to give users more control over how they choose to engage with our content and to increase the accessibility of our site and apps.”
Amazon Polly provides 47 high-quality text-to-speech voice options and is part of Amazon Web Services (AWS).