Speech Services by Google

3.5
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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 Services 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 Services by 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 Services by Google as your preferred engine.
Note, on many Android devices, Speech Services by Google is already available, but you can update to the latest version here.
Updated on
Nov 30, 2022

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Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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3.5
3.44M reviews
eau de solero
October 3, 2022
Went down hill. A couple of years ago this app worked far better than it does now. Now it gets words wrong a lot more often than it used to. They took away an extremely helpful feature where in the past you could touch a word and it would give you a list of alternative words to touch. Now it does not do that so I have to delete and type by hand which defeats the purpose. Especially since it's functionality is useful while driving. And often I cannot simply change one letter in a word.
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Bri Darling
July 31, 2022
They've mostly fixed the "muh" instead of "my" problem in the US English voices, but there's still some pretty glaring problems. It's almost never accurate when it comes to abbreviations (for instance, saying "drive" instead of "doctor" for “Dr.“) Context is not it's strong suit. Also, there's still no tonal change for words that are italicized, which often makes sentences sound confusing. I love this app, but there's still plenty of room for improvement!
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Jim Gluckin
July 31, 2022
You recently updated the application and you made a mistake when it came to speed. The local voice applications no longer run accurately at any speed until you get above 2x normal speed. Would very much appreciate if you would restore the application and correct the error that you have made with the most recent update!. Also it is not possible to change the pitch of the application the way we used to be able to do. Testing the voices prior to issuing an update would be extremely desirable!
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What's new

Your app has a new name: “Speech Services by Google” and a new logo. The app also supports new functionality. The Speech Services by 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.