Speech Recognition & Synthesis

4.0
3.74M reviews
10B+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Power your device with the magic of Google’s text-to-speech and speech-to-text technology. Google Speech-to-Text functionality
Speech Recognition provides speech-to-text functionality to Google and other third party apps to convert what you say to text. For example, it can be used by:
• Google Maps when you use your voice to search places
• Recorder App to transcribe your recordings on device
• Phone App Call Screen feature to get a real-time transcription of your caller
• Accessibility apps like Voice Access for operating your device through voice
• Dictation or keyboard apps you might use to dictate text messages through voice
• Apps that contain a search by voice feature so that you can quickly search for your favorite shows or songs
• Language learning apps that recognize what you say as you practice a new language
• …and many other applications in Play Store
To use Google Speech-to-Text functionality on your Android device, go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Default apps > Assist App. Select Speech Recognition and Synthesis from Google as your preferred voice input engine.
Google Text-to-Speech functionality
Speech Services powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:
• Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favorite book
• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the pronunciation of a word
• Talkback and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device
• …and many other applications in Play Store
To use Google Text-to-Speech functionality on your Android device, go to Settings > Languages & Input > Text-to-Speech output. Select Speech Recognition and Synthesis from Google as your preferred engine.
Note, on many Android devices, Speech Recognition and Synthesis from Google is already available, but you can update to the latest version here.
Updated on
Apr 2, 2024

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.0
3.58M reviews
Matt Welch
April 1, 2024
Every since I got my S22, and use Google Voice typing, the screen will time out while I'm speaking and while it's in the middle of converting my voice into text. With any other Samsung Galaxy I've had the screen remains on the entire time you're talking even if you talk for 3 minutes straight. But this one goes dim and then shuts off after 30 seconds (or whatever my screen timeout setting is set to). This is actually my second s22 and both of them have done the same thing.
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K. I.
March 16, 2024
Works inconsistently. It's horrible in switching languages. Switching languages has to be done manually. Instead of punctuation signs, the app displays punctuation as words aka 'comma', 'period', 'question mark' regardless of a language. Annoyingly improper autocorrect feature. While improved on grammer, the basics are still needed to be fixed. Now I type instead of using voice recognition. Seems like several years ago, the app was more robust in recognizing different languages.
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Eris Peregrine
March 11, 2024
Basically unusable. Words double randomly. Punctuation adds itself in for no apparent reason. I enunciate extremely well, and it still can barely understand me. Ironically, I was using it for this review, and I've had to edit it four times already. This is unconscionable. This is a huge, glaring accessibility issue. I cannot type very easily, or sometimes at all. I went with Google pixel products specifically for features like this, and can't even use them. I'm genuinely considering a refund.
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What's new

Your app has a new name: “Speech Recognition and Synthesis from Google”. The Speech Recognition and Synthesis from Google app not only provides text-to-speech but also empowers applications with speech-to-text functionality to convert your voice to text. Read more in the “About this app” section.