Google’s Text-To-Speech Adds Multiple New Voices

If you use an Android device, you have probably encountered a “robotic” voice in an app or while attempting to utilize Google Assistant. One example that is relevant is the voice that leads the way while using Google Maps’ navigation. To enhance the text-to-speech feature’s clarity, Google has published a new update. It’s an attempt to sound more organic. An extensive collection of samples that show how the new and old voice characteristics are better than the former may be found here.

Although we think the voices sound a little more realistic, they aren’t too different from the original. A voice sample in Hindi has very few variations in clarity and sounds precisely the same.

Google speech-to-text: How to make changes

There’s no need to panic if you currently utilize Google’s text-to-speech tool. It will automatically update in the background to the most recent version. The anticipated timeframe is a few weeks, however it can take some time for the update to reach all of the compatible devices. It’s admirable that Google is attempting to enhance naturalness, since competing text-to-speech technologies fall short in this regard.

The Android Developers website also covers the topic of how text-to-speech may be included into applications. It provides an example of how to acquire a list of voices, specify a desired voice, and configure voice synthesis. The web page contains a code snippet that you may include into your applications to provide TTS support for your users.

For your information, Google now provides 421 voices worldwide in 67 languages. All 64-bit Android smartphones will be able to get the latest update. If there are any new ones available for download, you may manually update it by going to the Play Store Settings.

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