Speech Recognition & Synthesis

4.0
3.67M reviews
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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
Oct 24, 2023

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
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Ratings and reviews

4.0
3.5M reviews
Chrysse Crash
November 9, 2023
Another high tech frustration creation. It's fantastic how it stops two words into a sentence. I use it whenever I need to send a message two words at a time. ( Not recommended if you enjoy complete sentences. Especially if you're fancy and use punctuation. ) And thanks to it's new never-ending search mode, my battery life is minimal and I get more exercise looking for my charger. I wish I could track my progress but I'm using the Samsung Health app. ;) Looking forward to the next update!
312 people found this review helpful
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September 19, 2023
Speech-to-text is getting worse. It misunderstands words (I don't have an accent), auto capitalizes words mid-sentence, and replaces real words with celebrity names and musical groups. This results in needing to re-read and correct errors caused by speech recognition. It also has a VERY ANNOYING habit of turning the microphone off after the first word is written. Often I find myself having to repeat the same sentence twice because the microphone stopped working before my sentence was complete.
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Corrine Colby
September 14, 2023
Constantly write the right thing that I'm saying. And then back tracks and undues everything that I did. And put down only part sentences. Puts at a period at the of sentences and upper case letters at all the wrong times just like in this review. Whether you can see mistakes right In. My review. Extremely annoying and takes up a lot of time to go back to go back fix everything. When I could have just typed it myself. And yes, I left all the mistakes in this as a perfect example. Of how.
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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.