VoiceRSS


The voicerss text-to-speech platform uses VoiceRSS Text-to-Speech engine to read a text with natural sounding voices.

Configuration

To enable text-to-speech with VoiceRSS, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
tts:
  - platform: voicerss
    api_key: YOUR_API_KEY

Configuration Variables

api_keystringRequired

The API Key for VoiceRSS.

languagestring(Optional, default: en-us)

The language to use.

codecstring(Optional, default: mp3)

The audio codec.

formatstring(Optional, default: 8khz_8bit_mono)

The audio sample format.

Check the VoiceRSS API documentation for allowed values.

Full configuration example

The configuration sample below shows how an entry can look like:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
tts:
  - platform: voicerss
    api_key: YOUR_API_KEY
    language: 'de-de'
    codec: mp3
    format: '8khz_8bit_mono'

Please note, some media_players require a certain format. For example the Sonos requires a format of ‘44khz_16bit_stereo’