Google Translate text-to-speech


The google_translate text-to-speech platform uses the unofficial Google Translate text-to-speech engine to read a text with natural sounding voices. Contrary to what the name suggests, the integration only does text-to-speech and does not translate messages sent to it.

Configuration

To add the Google Translate text-to-speech integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

Supported Languages

All languages where the “Talk” feature is enabled in Google Translate are supported. The following is the current list of languages supported by Google.

Language Code Language
af Afrikaans
am Amharic
ar Arabic
bg Bulgarian
bn Bengali
bs Bosnian
ca Catalan
cs Czech
cy Welsh
da Danish
de German
el Greek
en English
es Spanish
et Estonian
eu Basque
fi Finnish
fil Filipino (Tagalog)
fr French
gl Galician
gu Gujarati
ha Hausa
hi Hindi
hr Croatian
hu Hungarian
id Indonesian
is Icelandic
it Italian
iw Hebrew
ja Japanese
jw Javanese
km Khmer
kn Kannada
ko Korean
la Latin
lt Lithuanian
lv Latvian
ml Malayalam
mr Marathi
ms Malay
my Myanmar (Burmese)
ne Nepali
nl Dutch
no Norwegian
pa Punjabi
pl Polish
pt Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)
ro Romanian
ru Russian
si Sinhala (Sinhalese)
sk Slovak
sq Albanian
sr Serbian
su Sundanese
sv Swedish
sw Swahili
ta Tamil
te Telugu
th Thai
tl Tagalog (Filipino)
tr Turkish
uk Ukrainian
ur Urdu
vi Vietnamese

Check the complete list of supported tld for allowed TLD values. This is used to force the dialect used when multiple fall into the same 2-digit language code(i.e., US, UK, AU)

You can also use supported BCP 47 tags like the below or the 2-2 digit format for your supported dialect(en-gb or en-us). Below is a list of the currently implemented mappings:

Dialect Language TLD
en-us en com
en-gb en co.uk
en-uk en co.uk
en-au en com.au
en-ca en ca
en-in en co.in
en-ie en ie
en-za en co.za
fr-ca fr ca
fr-fr fr fr
pt-br pt com.br
pt-pt pt pt
es-es es es
es-us es com

Service speak

The tts.speak service is the modern way to use Google translate TTS action. Add the speak action, select the entity for your Google translate TTS (it’s named for the language you created it with), select the media player entity or group to send the TTS audio to, and enter the message to speak.

For more options about speak, see the Speak section on the main TTS building block page.

In YAML, your action will look like this:

service: tts.speak
target:
  entity_id: tts.google_en_com
data:
  media_player_entity_id: media_player.giant_tv
  message: Hello, can you hear me now?

Service say (legacy)

The google_translate_say service can be used when configuring the legacy google_translate text-to-speech platform in configuration.yaml. We recommend new users to instead set up the integration in the UI and use the tts.speak service with the corresponding Google Translate text-to-speech entity as target.

The google_translate_say service supports language and also options for setting tld. The text for speech is set with message. Since release 0.92, the service name can be defined in the configuration service_name option.

Say to all media_player device entities:

# Replace google_translate_say with <platform>_say when you use a different platform.
service: tts.google_translate_say
data:
  entity_id: all
  message: "May the force be with you."

Say to the media_player.floor device entity:

service: tts.google_translate_say
data:
  entity_id: media_player.floor
  message: "May the force be with you."

Say to the media_player.floor device entity in French:

service: tts.google_translate_say
data:
  entity_id: media_player.floor
  message: "Que la force soit avec toi."
  language: "fr"

Say to the media_player.floor device entity in UK English:

service: tts.google_translate_say
data:
  entity_id: media_player.floor
  message: "May the force be with you."
  language: "en-uk"
service: tts.google_translate_say
data:
  entity_id: media_player.floor
  message: "May the force be with you."
  language: "en"
  options:
    tld: co.uk

With a template:

service: tts.google_translate_say
data:
  message: "Temperature is {{states('sensor.temperature')}}."
  cache: false

For more information about using text-to-speech with Home Assistant and more details on all the options it provides, see the TTS documentation.