Voice app developers, rejoice: A host of new recordings today joined Amazon’s audio asset library, more than quintupling it in size. The Seattle-based tech giant that it’s rolling out over 2,500 clips across 50 categories to the , the freely available collection it introduced in March 2018. It brings ASK’s total number of samples to nearly 3,000 (up from 400 in 14 categories), and it enables “rich” and “realistic” soundscapes (among other things) that tap ambient audio designed to imitate different spaces.

ASK Sound Library clips incorporated into Alexa voice apps are now played “millions” of times worldwide each month, according to Amazon data engineer June Lee.

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