Amazon's Alexa officially bilingual

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot (Amazon via CNN)

It's official, Alexa can now speak Spanish. 

Amazon says the virtual assistant's second language can now be accessed through its supported Echo and Alexa built-in-devices.

There's a new Spanish voice for Alexa, along with local knowledge and hundreds of skills, according to the company.

Amazon says customers can switch to "Espanol" mode via the Alexa app. From there, a user can ask in Spanish for their favorite music, news and weather and controls for their smart home. 

The multilingual mode allows a user to get an answer in the same language as the question.