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Questions tagged [text-to-speech]

For questions regarding apps that convert text to audible synthesized speech.

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Text to speech on Android

I went to the Play store to search for a text to speech app. To my surprise, it said I already had one: Google Text To Speech, and that it was probably already on. Sure enough, in settings, there it ...
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Default text-to-speech (TTS) engine in LineageOS 16.0?

I have recently updated my OnePlus One to LineageOS 16.0 and noticed that there does not seem to be any TTS provider included anymore. In previous versions (LineageOS 15), there used to be Pico TTS as ...
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Feeding audio to Gboard from other sources than microphone

Google has released a new improved speech recognizer for Android and Gboard, see here: link Normally, you use Gboard with the microphone, but this could be kind of interesting with audio from other ...
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List of Google TTS voices

I'm looking for a list of all available voices for the Google text-to-speech engine (Android tts engine, not the Cloud one), and whether they are male of female. I can't find this in the Android ...
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Better alternative to Pico TTS [closed]

I frequently use OsmAnd as a navigation aid while driving, with turn-by-turn instructions spoken out loud using the default Pico TTS as the speech engine. When driving with other people in the car, ...
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On Android 7, when using a TTS engine, would power use show for the engine itself or the app using it?

For example, would power use be attributed to a navigation app or Pico?
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Change Assistant Language Without Changing Locale on Oreo

I am in the United States, but I would like it if my assistant and navigation voice had an Australian accent. On Oreo, the only way to do this seems to be to change the system language to English(...
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How to control how long Google Assistant keeps listening when there is silence?

I'm using Google Assistant to take notes on my phone via my bluetooth headset. However, when I'm taking a note, if I don't talk for about 1.5 seconds, it immediately asks me if I want to save the ...
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How can I turn on text to speech in Android?

I'm not an Android user and I'm stumped. I've got a friend who wants to turn on text-to-speech on his new phone. His old phone has a "speech" icon on the screen. When he taps that and then taps text, ...
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Looking for TTS APP to Use Phone Interactively

I am speech impaired and trying to find an APP that I can use on my phone using TTS and can have active conversation without having to go through a 3rd party. There are plenty of APPs for the TTS but ...
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SP flash tool error please help me?

when flashing mtk6592 there is an only one error coming when conecting the error in SPflashtool S_BROM_CMD_JUMP_DA_FAIL please help me im so desperate
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Syncronizing audio and ebook?

So the actual problem that I'm trying to solve is to read books via TTS on my phone and also read the same book as text at the same place. Every ebook reader I've tried that does this sucks in ...
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Android Auto language tied to phone?

I have a Nexus 6P and just got a car with android auto, i use my phone and most of my things with English language (i'm used to English for tech) even tho i live in a Spanish speaking country. Now ...
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How to use my voice instead of default voice in Text-to-Speech android

I am Enthusiasts about this thing very much I want to use my voice instead of default voice. Any idea ? bcoz i dont have Any specific library or method or class or anything that can be usefull are ...
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No Text to Speech Settings in ICS

I have a Xolo A500 phone running a custom ICS 4.0.4 ROM. I have installed some TTS apps like Google TTS and SVOX but I am unable to select either of them. There are no TTS settings inside Settings. ...
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How does Google TTS decide which voice to use?

How does Google TTS decide which voice to use? If a book is written in two or more languages, can TTS choose the language-voice pair (perhaps based on the information stored in a dictionsry app or e-...
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TTS versus TalkBack

What is the difference between Text-to-Speech and TalkBack and Google Talk? (also, I am unable to open the TalkBack tutorial on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android 4.4.2 (it just crashes the Settings ...
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Listen to text messages

Can somebody help with how can I listen to text messages on my phone? One of my friend using this same feature now I want to know how it works. Is there any way I can listen to my texts?
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TTS speech from console

Can I synthesize arbitrary text strings with TTS from the Android's console? To give the idea, on Debian I would do: festival --tts <(echo Buongiorno signore) The TTS engine needs to be always ...
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How to use text-to-speech to read out text on Google Books

I would like to know the exact steps a visually impaired or blind person would take to Download a book called "X" from the Google Play store Enable text-to-speech for their language (e.g. Zulu) on ...
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How to scroll screen when using text-to-speech accessibility?

Under normal circumstances a swipe will cause controls in the Android UI to scroll. Such as swiping the home screen will get to the next screen. Swiping a list will scroll the list. The swiping ...
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Change Navigation Language Google Maps

I got a new OnePlus One recently and have noticed that the Google Maps Navigation Voice is in English (India) ( I bought the phone in India). This is very annoying and refuses to change no matter how ...
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Personal google play books, how to make them voice-readable?

I am trying to load a couple of personal ebooks on my google play account, so that they are readable by google play books. The books are DRM-free, also. Is there any way, to make them voice-readable? ...
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how to change text to speech for an apk in my samsung galaxy star pro

i have installed an application but it has taken default text to speech is google , but i have Samsung TTS in my mobile. now when ever i want to run the apk it is asking me to download google text to ...
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Text to speech: Unable to switch to UK English

My phone (Fairphone) does not have the 'English (UK)' locale, only the US one. I recently discovered how to download custom voices for Google text-to-speech ('Install voice data' from settings) and ...
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Note 4 - won't stop announcing alarm title

When an alarm goes off, my brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will speak the title of the alarm and then speak the current time. How the heck do I disable this? It does not speak any other things. I ...
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tts or some other notification sounds not playing at right time when screen is off

tts stops reading the next paragraph when screen is off , notification sounds from some apps don't play while screen is off. But when I turn on the screen it starts playing again, even if I don't ...
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Add languages to Anki the text-to-speech?

On AnkiDroid, the only TTS language I can add is "English". I'd like to have Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and French, as well. How can I get these languages to load up?
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How to enable TalkBack without accessibility navigation?

I have all the Google text-to-speech software installed, but the "Read Aloud" option is not enabled in Google Play Books for a book I bought from Google Play. If I turn on the TalkBack feature then ...
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How to dismiss an anoying “Queued” notification in android 4.4?

Since this morning there is a new notification in my notification bar. The title is "Queue" and there is a progress bar under it that never stops moving. The only information that I see is this text ...
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PDF (not text) to Speech

I need a TTS program to read my PDF files. I tried several programs, but all convert PDF to raw text, then read it. My PDF files have lots of pictures and designs, and I need to look at the PDF file ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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. Also,...
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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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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 -> Text-to-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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). However,...
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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 ...