Text to speech (TTS) software reads text aloud to users. This article explores using TTS on an LG cell phone or laptop.
Text to Speech LG
Text to speech (TTS) software reads text aloud to users. Many modern devices, such as the iPhone and phones made by Samsung, have TTS functionality.
The same goes for LG phones and laptops. In addition to accepting voice input, both types of devices can convert a text message into verbal dictation. This article explores using TTS on an LG cell phone or laptop.
Many TTS readers work by allowing users to copy text into a text field. The software then reads the text aloud using speech synthesis technology.
Many also allow you to customize the text to speech output. For example, you may be able to alter the voice used or the speech rate.
Advantages of TTS
TTS comes with a host of advantages. Better yet, you only need a Wi-Fi connection and an appropriate piece of software to enjoy these benefits.
Many use TTS software to create audio they can place over videos. It’s an easy and cost-effective way to get natural-sounding voiceovers and talkback.
TTS allows people to listen to text rather than read it themselves. Why strain your eyes staring at an Android phone screen when you can have a TTS reader handle it?
Productivity increases with TTS as it allows people to multitask. You can listen to the text while working on different projects.
TTS enhances mobility by allowing people to listen to text while on the go. More advanced versions of the tech feature offline speech recognition that allows use even if you don’t have an internet connection.
Text to speech software promotes accessibility for those with disabilities affecting their eyesight or reading abilities.
How to operate the TTS feature on LG
How you access TTS features on an LG device varies depending on whether you use a cell phone or laptop. With a cellphone, you can navigate to TTS software utilizing the phone’s touchscreen, but you’ll likely have to rely on Microsoft Window’s built-in TTS reader for laptops.
Setting up TTS on the LG V30 phone
Activating TTS on an LG V30 is a relatively simple process:
Navigate to the settings app on your phone’s home screen.
Select the “Language & Input” option.
Scroll to the “Speech” section and choose “Text to Speech.”
Choose your TTS engine. Your phone should give you a choice between LG TTS and Google Text to Speech engine.
Select “Settings” next to the search engine.
Tap “Install Voice Data.”
Wait for the data to load before selecting your preferred language.
Note that these general steps will work for many other types of cell phones running the Android operating system. The Samsung Galaxy is a good example. However, they won’t work for Apple devices.
Setting up TTS in Windows
You may have an LG laptop with an LG keyboard, but the odds are that your device runs on the Windows operating system. If that’s the case, you can use the Narrator program to access TTS on your LG computer.
The Narrator option switches off by default in Windows. As such, you’ll have to grant the software-specific permissions before you can use it.
Click the “Start” button and navigate to “Settings.”
Select “Ease of Access” followed by “Narrator.”
Toggle on Narrator.
Choose “OK” from the dialog box.
Once you’ve switched Narrator on, you can use some simple shortcuts to start and stop it.
Start Narrator – Windows Logo + Ctrl + Enter
Stop Narrator – Windows Logo + Ctrl + Enter
Pause – Ctrl
Narrator Settings – Windows Logo + Ctrl + N
Examples of use
Examples of use for text to speech software include:
Reading text for people who have dyslexia or a visual impairment.
Creating audio files you can use later on.
Increasing productivity by having TTS software read text while you work.
Listening to articles while you work out.
This list offers just a small sample of uses. The great thing about TTS is that you can keep it running in the background no matter what you’re doing.
Speechify — Another option
While the TTS technology with LG devices is robust, it’s also limited. For example, you won’t have access to different voices or languages.
You can also snap pictures of any written text and Speechify will read it. Plus, the software works anywhere as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection.
How to use Speechify with your LG device
You can download the Android version of Speechify to use it with an LG smartphone.
Consider downloading the Speechify Chrome Extension if your device doesn’t use Android. The extension works with the free Chrome internet browser and allows you to read any text you find on the web.
Getting started with Speechify
Getting started with Speechify is as simple as creating an account via the website. Once you have an account, choose between the Free and Premium versions of the app. You can also access a three-day free trial if you want to test out Premium before you commit.
How do I turn on talk to text on my LG phone?
You can turn on talk to text by activating Google voice typing on your LG phone.
How do I turn off text to speech on my LG phone?
Follow the steps shared earlier in this article to turn LG TTS on or off.
How do I activate text to speech?
You can follow the instructions in this article or download Speechify to use with your LG device.
How do I use text to speech on LG Velvet?
The LG Velvet smartphone has the same text to speech settings as LG’s other phones. The instructions in this article help you activate it.
How do I use text to speech to dictate an email?
As long as you have text to speech software installed on your device or browser, you should be able to use it to read emails.
What is the purpose of text to speech?
Text to speech makes digital content more accessible and allows you to complete other tasks while listening to articles.
What is text to speech?
TTS software reads digital text aloud as if turning it into a podcast.
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