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If you’re looking for the best text to speech platform available, then you might want to consider Speechify as an option. Speechify is one of the most popular platforms available.

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Speechify vs. Google WaveNet

When you think of text to speech you probably think of something like Siri, but with new platforms like Speechify, Google Wavenet, or Natural Reader, Amazon Polly, and Voice Dream. that’s not what you should be thinking of. Text to speech can sound natural, so natural that some aren’t sure if they’re listening to a reader or someone doing a voice-over.

What is Google WaveNet?

Google Cloud is Google’s text to speech platform. WaveNet is a program developed by a company called Deepmind. It is an open-source speech synthesis program. Deep mind works with many artificial intelligence programs and is know in this space. Google WaveNet model raw audio for a more natural-sounding voice. A human-sounding voice that puts more emphasis on syllables and words. With the Google Cloud text to speech program, you can choose from over 220 voices and between 40 languages. You can even control the speech that you hear back. Google Cloud is compatible with Chrome and can read aloud from your web browser.

It’s powered by machine learning technology if you already use google’s interface in some way, then you can quickly learn how to use Google Cloud text to speech. It’s also an affordable option. You’re allowed a certain amount of characters free each month; if and when you exceed those characters there is a monthly fee. The monthly subscription price depends on how characters after your free ones run out on the platform in a month. 

How do Speechify and Google WaveNet work differently?

If you’re looking for the best text to speech platform available, then you might want to consider Speechify as an option. Speechify is one of the most popular platforms available. It’s known for its high-quality, natural-sounding AI voices. You can choose from over thirty voices and 60 different languages. Furthermore, you can choose a custom voice and reading speed, pitch, tone, and so much more. With so much customizability, it makes a better listening experience. Speechify is compatible with Windows and iOS, so that you can use it almost anywhere. 

Speechify has a free version and a premium version, $11.58/month billed annually. With the free version, you get a free trial of premium so that you have a chance to try out all the premium benefits before you commit to a subscription. With premium, the word per minute capacity triples, and you get access to more natural-sounding voices. You also get the bonus of note-taking tools.

Which one is better for you and your business needs?

Which platform would work best for your business really depends on the type of business you have. If your business works with people who have trouble reading for some reason, a disability, or disease, then Speechify is the way to go. You’ll see Speechify recommended online a lot for eLearning programs. That’s because compared to a lot of other programs, it’s the best value for your money, it’s easy to use, and it offers more helpful features than any other platform.

If you use TTS readers or speech apps often but not on a day-to-day basis, maybe not all clients or employees even use it, or if most of your business runs on google platforms or uses Google Suite, then you might want to take a closer look at Google WaveNet. Because so many people are already using google in some way, it makes the platform very user-friendly and easy to pick up quickly.

Which one should you choose for your business communication needs?

Again this depends mainly on the type of communication your does on a day-to-day basis and who your customers are. Are you a business that works with people who are teachers, students, people with dyslexia, or even people who are generally on the move and prefer to be read aloud to? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then Speechify is the winner. If you are looking for something to accommodate a few or you really want something that can work well with other Google systems and programs, then Google Cloud may be the way to go. Take a look at your needs and see what program is right for you.

Tts for audiobooks

While neither of these platforms have a library of audiobooks, there are a lot of reason to consider using them to create or listen to ebooks. There are some benefits you may not have considered. You can use programs like Speechify or Google WaveNet to read books that you already have at home on the shelf. They can read your textbooks for school or the page of work notes for a work project. The biggest thing to think about is the reading experience. The high quality natural sounding voices that you can customize to fit your listening style. These platforms work especially well for people with dyslexia or with similar reading disabilities. As someone who uses a TTS platform regularly for lot of activities they may not want to downgrade the experience when listening to an audiobook. Using they natural sounding voice you have customized to your liking can greatly enhance the listening experience. Having a great TTS platform can increase peoples ability to learn and process information but making it a fun and easy experience, relieving some of that stress and anxiety that can come from reading.


Why Speechify?  It is the #1 text to speech platform available for many different reason. The many natural sounding voices that you can customize and listen to in many languages is definitely its greatest feature. The cost is another; if you are an avid reader/listener then with Speechify you are getting the best value for your money. They have a free version that comes with a free trial of the premium version so you can try it before you buy. Speechify also offers tutorials for how to use its features and formats with any audio files.

You may be wondering what exactly is a text to speech program. It can read to you out loud almost anything you have on your screen. While most platforms are limited to certain devices or media type, Speechify works in a variety of ways. It works on Microsoft word, Android, iOS and on web browsers. It works with a chrome extension add-on as well. It can read podcasts, text files, google docs, web pages and make audiobooks out of any book. It can even read text messages and social media. Speechify also supports eHub and html files.

The benefits of a TTS reader or voice reader are almost too many to list. It creates a great listening experience, without the strain that reading causes your eyes or bending cause your neck you can process information much easier and more quickly. If you have trouble reading due to a disability it can relieve the stress and anxiety that comes with reading.

Speechify has more features and benefits than other text to speech software. Over thirty natural HD voice options to choose for transcriptions with lots of customizable voice options. You can listen in 60 languages. Speechify can read anything from audiobooks to emails to text messages. It also has note-taking tools in the premium version. 


How do I use Speechify?

Speechify can be used as an app on your iphone or android phones and other apple and android devices. You can also use it as free text to speech reader on your web browser as a chrome extension. You can add it as a keyboard shortcut on you desktop or laptop.

What is Speechify?

Speechify is a text to speech voice generator platform, it can turn physical books or written text into audio. It can be used as a mobile app on your phones or ipads and on your web browser as a google chrome extension.

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