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Text to speech is a Google Assistant app that uses artificial intelligence to read digital text aloud. This software can be found on external platforms or as an extension to existing apps like Google.

The Google TTS feature is available for Android, iOS, and Windows devices. While it’s proven to be a helpful feature to some, other device owners may not want to use it. In this article, you’ll learn how to disable text to speech.

How to deactivate Google text to speech

Every device offers the option to deactivate Google text to speech. Here you’ll find step-by-step troubleshooting for each device.

Android

Follow these steps to turn off the Google text to speech output on Android devices like Samsung and Motorola smartphones.

  • On your Android device, open settings.
  • Tap on “Audio and Video” from the menu.
  • Tap on “Text-to-speech.”
  • Use the toggle to turn it off.
  • Go to Google Play Store.
  • On the search bar, type “Text to Speech.”
  • Tap on the Android app you want to disable the feature from.
  • From the main screen, toggle “TTS OFF.”

You can also disable the Google Speech service from the Settings section of the app, which converts voice input to text. Just follow these steps:

  • In the Settings category of the app, go to “Personal.”
  • Tap on “Language & Input” and then “Google voice typing.”
  • To disable the feature, uncheck the “Enable Google voice typing” box.

Windows

If you don’t want your PC to read aloud every word you type, you need to turn off the text to speech Google feature. Follow the steps below:

  • Open “Settings” on your home screen.
  • On the right pane, click on “Interaction.”
  • Go to “Speech.”
  • Select the “Speech button” under “Start Menu.”
  • Turn off “Text to speech.”

With Windows 10 operating system, you can use the “Turn off the text to speech” keyboard shortcut to force stop the feature. Just click Win + Ctrl + S.

iOS/Apple devices

You can also disable the text to speech app from your iPhone or iPad. Follow these steps:

  • Go to “Settings,” then “General.”
  • Tap on “Accessibility.”
  • From the menu, tap “Speech” and then “Voices and switch.”
  • Switch to off the “Speak Selection.”

Why remove Google text to speech?

  • Google text to speech was incorporated into other Google apps, such as Gboard, which is a dictation app. While these features may be helpful for some users, for others, they may not provide any useful advantage.
  • The reader may already be familiar with a particular TTS app and its functionality. Changing to Google’s text to speech engine would require learning a new text to speech program.
  • The reader may already be familiar with a particular TTS app and its functionality. Changing to Google’s text to speech engine would require learning a new text to speech program.

Replace Google text to speech with Speechify

Google’s text to speech app may be an excellent starter. However, if you’re looking for an app with more tools, you may want to check out Speechify’s text to speech services.

Adjustable playback speeds

Speechify is text to speech software you can easily use to have your docs read aloud. To enhance reading comprehension or to go through documents faster, Speechify allows you to increase or decrease the playback speed to your liking.

If you want to increase your reading speed or learn a new language, this feature will allow you to challenge yourself entertainingly.

Over 20 languages with even more accents

Speechify is a speech recognition app you can use in over 20 different languages. This feature is helpful for users interested in learning a new language or looking to improve their pronunciation skills.

Along with the playback speed feature, you can enhance your comprehension and listen at your own pace. Speechify provides a fun and interactive way of learning.

Download audio files

Suppose you want to create multimedia files, such as turning your PowerPoint presentations into videos. In that case, you can use Speechify Voiceover to generate an audio file that will take your presentations to the next level.

You can use it to create a presentation transcription or to add additional comments and clarifications. Once you’ve typed in the text for your presentation, you can adjust the speed and accent of the voiceover. To add it to your videos, you can download it to your PC in an MP3 file.

Available for multiple devices

Speechify is a user-friendly app and multi-device compatible. You can use it on your PC, Apple and Android phone, and iPad and tablet.

Starting with Speechify, whether on your Android or iOS devices, is simple. Install the app for free, insert the desired text, choose the voice and speed, and click “Play.”

Usable for webpages

Speechify is not only limited to use with your Google docs and PDFs. Installing the Speechify Google Chrome extension will make the service available for web pages.

Speechify will instantly read aloud any website you visit, whether you’re researching a specific topic or making purchases on Amazon.

Try Speechify for free

Speechify is an AI-based app that will simplify how you work, improving your reading comprehension skills and concentration on the task at hand. Try Speechify today for free and utilize one of the best text to speech platforms.

FAQ

Can I uninstall Google text to speech?

With Android devices, it’s possible to uninstall Google text to speech. Open Settings on your device, then go to “Apps.” Tap on “App Manager”. Find and tap on the “Google Text-to-Speech” app. Choose “Uninstall” from the options. With some devices, the option available will be “Disable” instead of "Uninstall”.

Is Google Voice the same as Google text to speech?

No. You can customize the voice setting with the Google text to speech app. You can choose between Chrome OS TTS, which has more human quality, and eSpeak, which are computer-generated voices. Google Voice, meanwhile, is a phone service that supplies users with a second phone number.

Is Google text to speech free?

No. The price for the app is based on the number of characters synthesized through the service every month.

How do I stop Google from reading my email?

Google has an email tracking feature such as Smart Replies that can be easily disabled from the settings menu. In “See all settings,” turn off the “Smart Compose personalization” option.

What is the purpose of Google text to speech?

The Google text to speech app was designed to aid people with disabilities, including visual or learning disabilities like dyslexia. However, it’s also a simple way to enhance productivity. For example, you can use the app to read your emails while driving.

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.