The new Inc. Echo Spot, from left, Echo, Echo Plus, and Fire TV devices sit on display during the company’s product reveal launch event. (Photographer: Daniel Berman/Bloomberg)

We Put Amazon Alexa’s ‘Hinglish’ Skills To The Test

Nearly two years after its launch, Amazon’s Echo has come to India. Straight out of the box, it might look like any other Echo device, but look closely and you’ll find that Amazon has given its smart speakers a local makeover, starting with the way its digital assistant Alexa sounds.

Amazon has taught Alexa Hinglish, a hybrid of Hindi and English that is popular in India. Here's how it fared when we decided to put desi Alexa’s Indian accent, Bollywood lingo and local humour to the test.