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Top 5 Alternatives to Google Cloud Text-To-Speech

With Google Cloud TTS you can generate speech with humanlike intonation. Based on DeepMind’s speech synthesis expertise, the API provides voices that are close to human quality. You can choose between a set of 220+ voices across 40+ languages and variants. Select the voice that works best for your user and website.

Create an original voice to represent what you do across all your clients touchpoints, rather than using a ordinary voice shared with other organizations.

As you may know, there are many online platforms for Text-To-Speech besides Google Cloud TTS, but the searching is just so stressful and the bad thing is that you have to pay for some of those services. However, using some free software, you can do text to speech conversions far more easily.

If you are looking for a good Text-To-Speech Software, then Google Cloud Text-To-Speech is going to be one of your first 3 options. But at some point, users will start taking a look at what else is available. So here are Top 5 of Text-To-Speech software the market’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.


Balabolka is a reading software that uses the computer’s voices and recording, however it is now possible to buy and download some other voices from the Internet. With this software, you can import a big range of texts; read them out loud, and convert them to text to speech.

Balabolka’s principal features are that it has a spell check facility; can import a big range of text files Word, HTML and even more, and also allows text to be converted as audio files such as MP3 for example.

Balabolka helps people who can find it helpful to read and listen to text. It can also help individuals for whom English is their second or third language for kids who are starting to read.

IBM Watson

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

Expands SSML to allow expressive intonation and gives voice transformation features  that can broaden the range of possible voices by managing some aspects such as pitch, speed, etc. It also provides a customization interface that you can utilize to specify how the software pronounces unusual words that occur in your input. 


Nuance’s Text-to-Speech technology leverages neural network techniques to deliver a human‑like, engaging, and personalized clients experience. Enhance any customer self‑service application with high‑quality audio improving your brand.

Nuance TTS establishes an original voice for your brand and maintains consistent caller experience across your IVR and mobile channels. Designed to empower high‑quality self‑service applications, Nuance TTS creates natural sounding speech in 53 languages and 119 voice options. You can also grab voices to say whatever you want it to and whenever you need it to, without having to hire, brief or record voice talent.

Nuance Text-to-Speech was created 20 years ago. By pursuing more natural and expressive speech synthesis, they developed technology that can pronounce challenging words better than humans.


CaptiVoice is a well known text-to-speech software that helps people who have difficulties reading or understanding written content. This platform also opens doors to anyone else looking for better ways to access digital content. CaptiVoice was created by a group of speech language pathologists and audiologists, so you know the voice will be good in quality and natural sounding.

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