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 programming a custom app myself?

UPDATE: The OS has a synthesizeToFile() method ... I'm just looking for an app that uses it instead of developing one on my own.

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Make sure your default Text-to-Speech engine is PicoTTS (from settings). Install and start a sound recording app (there are many in Play Store). Send it to background and use Speaking Pad.

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