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Top 3 Text-To-Speech Alternatives to IBM Watson

Watson Text to Speech can synthesize text to audio in many ways, it can produce male and female voices for lots of languages ​. It offers concatenative neutral voices. This software accepts text and XML-based speech synthesis markup language (SSML) annotated text.

Extends SSML to enable expressive intonation and gives voice transformation capabilities that can broaden the range of possible voices by controlling aspects such as pitch, velocity, and more. It also provides a customization interface that you can utilize to specify how the software pronounces unusual words that occur in your input. 

Like we all know, the Text-To Speech Software world has so much to contribute for people from all over the globe, and there are so many fantastic software that can help us in so many ways. 

Converting text to speech and using this technology to read online articles is definitely an advantage to be more productive. As a matter of fact, text to speech is expanding day by day with human-like voices. 

There are many services for text to speech translations, but you have to pay for some of those. However, using some free software, you can do text to speech translations far more easily.

If you are looking for a text to speech software, then Watson is going to be one of your first choices. But at some point, people will start taking a look at what else is in the market. So here are Top 3 of Text-To-Speech Tools that everyone’s talking about:


With this software you can easily convert your text into professional speech for free using female or male premium voices making it more natural. It is perfect for e-learning, presentations, YouTube videos, and increasing the accessibility of your website.

Woord’s SSML Editor is a unique tool that aims to create a wide range of Artificial Intelligence enabled services and products such as text to speech. This text to speech service speaks in high quality, with realistic sounding male or female premium voices. 

  • Just type a word or a phrase, or copy-paste any text.
  • Choose the speech rate that works for you.
  • Start from any position in the text.
  • Replay the text as many times as you wish.

If you want to test the voices before signing up, you can use his Free online reader.

You can use this service to practice your listening and speaking skills, mastering your pronunciation or you can also listen to any written materials in authentic voices while doing something else.


Wideo is a Text-To-Speech Platform with plenty of users registered across the world.This app decided to provide a text to speech service integrated with Google text to speech API after many requests from their customers. Now it’s easier to convert text to voice, download it as an mp3 file, upload the audio file to the video editor and make videos more powerful with a professional voiceover. 


ReadSpeaker is a worldwide Text-To-Speech specialist providing lots of languages and human-like voices. Utilizing its own industry-leading technology, the software provides some of the most natural-sounding voices available on the market. ReadSpeaker also uses modern Deep Neural Network technology to structurally increase the quality of a voice at all levels. They have offices in 15 countries, and over 10,000 customers in 65 countries, providing a complete TTS platform offering, both as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and as licensed solutions. 

An altogether integrated TTS provider, ReadSpeaker encompasses all of HOYA’s technologies (NeoSpeech, Voiceware, VoiceText and rSpeak), providing a vast variety of apps for varying devices in multiple companies. ReadSpeaker gives a voice to businesses and organizations for online, embedded, server or desktop needs, speech production, custom voices etc. 

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