These voices were the result of having the so-called "Roaming tone" enabled in the Sound settings.
Strangely, the description of this setting is:
Set notification tone informing the status of cellular service
After disabling this option, she no longer speaks to me when I receive a phone call or turn on/off airplane mode.
Though I have no ...
Check your settings for Settings -> Accessibility -> Install web scripts and make sure that it's turned off.
Settings > Accessibility > Vision > "Enhance web accessibility" -Set to "Do not allow"
This fixed my issue, guess I should stop playing with 500 settings at one time.
Also try Settings>accessibility>Hearing>Turn off all sounds ...
Because Google Text-to-Speech isn't really an app: it's a library app. That is, it doesn't have a user interface for you to interact with; rather, it offers an interface to other apps to use its functionality. Other apps on the phone can give text to Google Text-to-Speech for it to speak out loud.
It's up to the author of the app in question to use the ...
Talkback is essentially a screen reader, though somewhat more feature-rich since it can also access hardware like the vibrator. It's intended to be used system-wide for accessibility purposes. The Play Store listing describes it as "[...] an Accessibility Service that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices".
Google TTS is the ...
A bit late I know, but I've just been having a similar problem with a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
This is how I got rid of it. I tried other ways, but found that if I turned the phone on and off again, the speech would come alive again. This was the only way I could kill it off for good.
Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Text to Speech and there will be ...
There's a separate section to choose the text-to-speech output speaker:
Goto settings and choose the UK voice:
Setting => Language & input => Text-to-speech output => Google Text-to-speech => Language
You can install german, spanish, french, italian voice data additionaly to the preinstalled english US/UK voices.
Not sure if this question can be answered any more, because I have had the English UK male voice back for a while now. Turns out it was Google changing things - not me. Just one day it reverted back to the male voice. Thanks to the guys who answered though! :)
Answering my own question, this seems to just be my misunderstanding of how Google Now works.
I was typing the search and expecting a voice response.
But apparently it only responds with a voice if you ask with a voice.
If I use voice search, then a voice does indeed reply.
Leaving this question/answer here in case anyone else has the same ...
From Google help
There isn't any way at this time to force the microphone to stay on for Voice Typing. When you pause for several seconds, voice typing assumes you're taking a break. This likely helps to conserve your device's battery as well
I haven't found any workaround on XDA .
So, I guess sending Google feedback is the only way out for now
Talking Clipboard available from Google Play Store, can read everything from your clipboard, and additionally it directly reads EPUB, TXT and HTML. It even can look-up your links collected with Pocket (formerly known as "Read it Later").
Make your android device read text from any application using clipboard.
Talking Clipboard for Android is a text ...
I have no idea how to achieve this natively -- but you could try Talking Clipboard, which can not only read everything you copy to the clipboard -- but also handle web pages directly. It even supports picking the web page's address from Pocket / Read-it-Later, can read from arbitrary text/html files stored locally, and also ePub books.
I use SVOX classic, it's rather natural and comes with many languages, you can even choose between different speakers (male/female/...) for some languages. Drawback: It's not free, each language costs around 3EUR.
Ivona voice sounds the best hands down (especially Amy and the new not yet on Android Salli voice). Works great on all apps for me. Sadly, whenever I reboot phone, Ivona no longer works. Only fix is to reinstall the whole thing which is a total PITA. I still do it though cause it sounds so much better then any of the other choices.
I have Jelly Bean 4.1.1, and I was able to change the Text-to-speech output setting to English (United Kingdom), which is a male voice. The setting is at Settings | Language & input | Text-to-speech output | Preferred Engine | (settings icon) | Language.
However, Google Now is still giving me output in the English (United States) (female) voice.
Maybe not exactly what you had in mind, but coming close: There are several clipboard-action apps available which might come close to that. I didn't try them, so no guarantees – but their descriptions are promising they can do that. Two examples would be:
Auto Speak Clipboard 2
Hopefully one of them proves helpful to you. Good luck!
Look under SETTINGS > ACCESSIBILITY for Talkback or something similar. Also check under settings of individual apps - Phone/Dialer and Messaging.
Finally check to ensure that DRIVING MODE has not been recently enabled. That might also be the cause. Look under SETTINGS > VOICE INPUT
I'm not sure about Samsung GB, but on my Galaxy S3 running JB 4.1, the setting for the TTS speech rate is found in Settings -> Language and Input -> Text-to-speech Output -> Speech Rate.
Wbogacz suggests that setting may also be found at Settings -> Accessibility -> Text-to-speech Output -> Speech Rate
You need to install the speech synthesis data for the TTS engine. You can find it on the play store here.
Edit : The installer seems to have been removed from the Play Store for some reason. It can be found here.
You have mistakenly activated "Talkback", a google service for blind/visually impaired users.
Open "Settings" -> under "System" open "Accessibility" -> open "Talkback" -> slide the slider in the upper right corner to "off"
go to apps> show system apps>google text to speech engine> force stop it should work; otherwise after force stop> disable it must work; if you want to re-enable it, just touch enable again. this annoying notification works because of the very slow download of the offline voice packages of the tts engine.
The text-to-speech feature mentioned might not be app-specific (refer to @Izzy's linked question for help on that). It probably is an Android system feature enabled.
The Android system feature mentioned is the accessibility setting of text-to-speech (or TTS for short). It is better referred to in-system as Talkback, and the app is automatically updated ...
I have never seen Google TTS switch languages based on the text it is trying to "read", the default language is based on the system language, meaning if you select English as the display language, English is the TTS language by default but you can change it in the Language and Keyboard settings. Are you asking if an ebook is written in English and Spanish (...
You can not replace the voice in default TTS, but you can use external engine and add your voice there.
For example, you can use Flite TTS with your own voice. To add your voice, record voice samples from the existing database (500 samples) and build your voice with the build scripts, then add your voice into TTS. That will take some time though.
Go to Settings -> Accessibility. Make sure that "Select to Speak" is enabled. Then, an icon will appear in the screen.
If you don't have "Select to Speak", download and install Android Accessibility Suite. "Select to Speak" will then be listed among the accessibility services.
To read a text aloud, press the icon, select the part of text you want to read. ...