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Is there an app that will vocalize (text to speech) a message (SMS)?

When I'm driving with a headset active (Bluetooth or wired), I want my Android to read me any incoming text messages. Any references?
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How can I change the voice used for the Navigation app on Android?

I love the Navigation app on Android. The voice it uses is fine, but I'd like a little variety. I'd settle for it using the British voice that's available on the phone. However, I've changed the ...
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Is there a TTS app that will read me my email or a webpage?

All I can seem to find is apps that read SMS and manually entered text.
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Text-to-speech reader for Google Voice SMS text messages?

There are a bunch of apps for reading your phone's "native" SMS text messages, but I couldn't find anything for Google Voice, nor could I find any apps that can generically read text in other apps ...
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Stop Galaxy S2 from reading homepages out loud?

My Galaxy S2 has suddenly started reading all homepages out loud, and it is really annoying. Does anyone know how to stop it? I am running the new ICS software. Update When the computer voice is ...
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How Can I Record Text-To-Speech Output

Android has a Text-To-Speech engine called PicoTTS. Is there any way to have it read a file and save the output to an audio file (instead of routing the audio to the headset or speakers) without ...
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Say caller name feature

I am missing that feature from Nokia devices, Is there a chance to make my Xperia X10 say callers name when I have incoming call
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Is there a way to have my device say the callers name when the call is coming in?

I have a HTC Desire Z with Froyo . I am trying to find a way to have my device speak the caller name. I have tried SayMyName but it only works if you are connected to the internet. I want a similar ...
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Stroke Patient - Android Ice Cream Sandwich TTS

I have a friend who has had a stroke and can't speak any longer. I have a Xoom with Ice Cream Sandwich (I can upgrade it anyway), and I'm just wondering if there are any built in, or inexpensive Text ...
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Changing the Google Now voice back to male?

Not sure why, but today the voice on Google Now has changed from a male to a female. I'm in the UK and before I had a male with a British accent but now that's changed to an American female. I can ...
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Changing the voice used on Nexus 7 for Google Now search

I have recently bought a Nexus 7 from the Google Play UK store and it seems to be configured as a US tablet in that the voice on the Google Now search is an american woman, whereas on my Nexus S when ...
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Android App to read current time out loud?

I am looking for an Android app that would read out loud the current time. For example if I'm in bed and don't want to open my eyes, I would just press a button or something, and it would read "It is ...
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How can I perform Optical Character Recognition and have it read with Text-To-Speech?

I know about the (Danish) app SkanRead, but apparently it is discontinued, so I'm looking for alternatives. The only function I need is that it should allow using the camera to take a photo of some ...
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Text-to-speech reading queue?

Anything similar to InstaPaper/Chrome to Phone, but with reading (text-to-speech) capabilities?
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How to use Google Text-to-Speech?

This might be a no-brainer but I am having a hard time figuring it out. Today I got the update of Google Text-to-Speech on my HTC One X. I was able to configure it and even listen to an example. But ...
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Voice command when switching pages on home screen

On the main home screen when I slide between the different pages, a voice says "page 1 of 2" "page 2 of 2" etc. This also happens when my phone is on silent mode and out of driving mode. How can I get ...
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Google Translate text-to-speech not working

In Google Translate application, when I try to install text-to-speach, It gives me a box saying: Text-to-speach requires: SVOX voice data: {disabled button}Installed{/disabled button} ...
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How to replace the generic Google TTS service?

I kind of hate the voice used for navigation, alarm clock. Seems everything is using that same voice. Too robotic for my liking. I found IVONA Text-to-Speech Voices | TTS Voices | Text To Voice Not ...
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“No language is installed in your default TTS Engine”? What should I do?

I have just installed a pdf reader in my Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone which comes with android 2.3 Gingerbread. This pdf reader has a text to speech option, but I am not able to use it and getting ...
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AnkiDroid: Change decks tts language

In my phone, Ankidroid ask me every time what language shall be used for each card side. Which is listed as a bug. But with other phones (eg. Samsung S2 mini) opposite problem arises. Once you ...
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What is the dominant factor for evaluating performance for TTS & ASR?

We know that CPU speed ("MFLOPS") alone is not the only factor that determines the performance of an Android device. Other factors include the I/O subsystem, memory speed and, of course, the software ...
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1answer
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Why does my phone say “Verizon Wireless” when I receive a phone call?

Whenever I receive a phone call on my DROID RAZR MAXX, the phone speaks the words "Verizon Wireless" in a female voice and then begins playing the ringtone. If I put the phone into airplane mode, the ...
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How do I get the Android 4 web browser to read arbitrary web pages out loud?

Can the Android browser in ICS read any web page out loud with TalkBack? How? It reads user interface elements, and some parts of specially scripted web pages (google.com) but I don't see how to make ...
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Is there a way to change the “text to speech” person's voice?

By default, it uses the robotic woman's voice for reading text to speech. Is there a way to change the voice to something else?
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Text to speech erratic after android 4.3 update

I use the app AnkiDroid on my HTC One to learn Italian. It has a text to speech option which, when enabled, reads the text on the flashcards aloud. However, after updating to Android 4.3, this ...
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How do I get my Android phone to speak text in the navigation voice?

I know my phone is capable of text to speech because it speaks in Google Navigate. Can I get this same voice to say other things?
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AnkiDroid: Reset TTS language of a single deck

I am not able to find the correct way to reset the TTS language of just one deck (as opposed to resetting all TTS assignments by using Menu > Preferences > General > Reset). I have seen this question, ...
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Navigation Voice is not changing

Hi I have got Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. I have downloaded Samsung's high quality British English TTS engine and set it as "Preferred TTS engine" From Settings -> MyDevice -> Accessibility -> ...
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Voice of turn by turn navigation alternating between male and female

Sometimes the voice will be the female voice of Google text-to-speech and sometimes it will be the one from SVOX TTS, which is a different one. What should be causing them to alternate and how can I ...
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1answer
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Briefing Alarm News and Weather Not Read Aloud on Galaxy S3

I've got an alarm set daily on my Galaxy S3 with the briefing alarm type selected in my alarm's settings with all three briefing content items selected (weather, today's schedule, and news). ...
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TTS and STT while driving - Samsung G3 (BlueTooth)

I have a few cell phones, and have never had a problem with TTS/STT with my 2012 Rio until I got a Samsung S3. My Rio has build in blue tooth. My HTC WP7, iPhone, and BlackBerry read messages out ...
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Google Now has no speech on Galaxy Note 3

I have a Galaxy Note 3, and Google Now has no speech. The "Google Search" app is up to date from the Play Store. All of my volumes are set to maximum. I have gone into Google Now settings and ...
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1answer
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Text-to-Speech Going too fast

I have recently installed this app into my Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The speed at which words are being spoken by this system is too high for me to grasp. ...
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Disable voice notifications on SGS2/Android 2.3?

I don't know what I've modified recently, but my Samsung Galaxy SII (running stock Android 2.3) keeps notifying me vocally whenever I get an incoming call or an SMS. Is there a way to disable this ...
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Remove “Folder Open” “Folder closed” announcements without disabling Accessiblity

I have a Galaxy S3 4G. I also have a Pebble watch. The Pebble watch uses the Accessibility service in order to project messages etc to your wrist. Unfortunately, this means certain other ...
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Text To speech feature on selected text

I wonder if there is ability to replicate this feature from iOS : In iOS you can turn on Accessibility function that add the "Speak" button to the "selection menu". And if you click, it would turn ...
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Galaxy S3 Providing Audible Voicemail Notifications and Alarm reads the time out loud [duplicate]

My Galaxy S3 just started notifying me of voicemails by stating out loud that I had a new voicemail. In addition, the alarm now states the time out loud as it plays the normal alarm music. I have ...
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Text to speech for apps that do not support it? [closed]

Is there a way to read aloud the text shown on the screen by apps that do not support text to speech? For instance, it would be very nice to listen to the text shown by the Kindle app if you can't ...
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Voice notification management

I got a new Galaxy S 2 and played with it a little. Somehow I activated voice notification, so each SMS message I get someone talking and telling me who sent the message. Each phone call, the same. ...
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How can I get the device to read back to me what I type?

I'm looking for something that would read back to me the words I typed in as I'm typing. I'm using Bluetooth keyboard.
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TTS Accessibility for Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) Messages

This applies to Android users in the USA. Has anyone received a CMAS message (used for tornado warnings, etc.) with a TTS accessibility solution (i.e. Google Talkback, etc) enabled? Any ...
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How can I have SMS texts read out to me?

How can I have incoming texts read out to me? It can be useful when I am driving.
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My Nexus 5 talks in an Asian language!

Every time I get a phone call over Bluetooth android starts saying the number in some Asian language which sounds pretty much Chinese to me. I have played with Bluetooth, languages, and text to speech ...
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Installing Google text-to-speech hd voices on sd card

I use the Google text-to-speech engine and it has the option to download high quality voices. Those are about 250 mB per file, and i barely have any internal memory left after i download them. Is ...
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audible caller and text id for samsung galaxy s3

Is there any way to set up the audible caller ID and text ID but not to have it read your message as well? Using the Samsung Galaxy S3.
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TTS No longer working

About 6 months ago I had Jarvis working with Pico. I never really liked Pico's voices and it just stopped working all of a sudden about 3 or 4 months ago totally. It will still dictate SMS to me in ...
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Read Out Text Messaging Notification

I just bought a new Galaxy S 4 over the weekend - I did some light googling on this topic, but no luck yet. I want to know how to configure my Text Messaging Notifications. Ideally, the phone would ...
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Moon+ Reader Pro TTS

I know that there is a TTS ability in MOON+ Reader Pro. Can someone explain me exactly how I can TTS a ebook with MOON+ Reader Pro. I don't see any option or speak button. regards
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Issue with woman's voice reading out the txt on my AT&T LG2

Someone help me, please?! I've got that obnoxious woman from the navigation app as a personal announcer of everything I view online. Idk what setting I accidentally activated or app I downloaded ...