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Voice Out Small App, Simple TTS Client

26th September 2013, 08:29 AM   |  #1  
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I wrote a Sony Small App to use the Android built-in TTS engine.

It's basically a TTS Client and I hope that someone will find it useful!

It's free and Ad-free!

Download at Google Play

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download the apk here: Voice Out - Small App.apk

Voice Out is a simple Text-to-speech client that makes your device speak texts with the Android Text-to-speech Engine (TTS). Your phone must be capable to run Small Apps and have a Text-to-Speech engine to make it work.

To check if you have a Text-to-speech Engine installed, go to Settings -> Accessibility -> System -> Text-to-speech output.

Tested on Sony Xperia Z Ultra with the following TTS Engines:

- Google Text-to-speech Engine
- Pico TTS
- Ekho TTS (余音), for Cantonese and Mandarin support

This small application access your device clipboard to get the copied text so you don't need to paste it manually.
This small application can be minimized or moved around the screen.

Small apps extension for Sony products.


For the users who doesn't have a device with Small Apps support can always try the Voice Out for Android 2.1 and up available here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ight=voice+out
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28th September 2013, 06:39 PM   |  #2  
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Sounds good but how do you use Google TTS engine ? I don't have it on my phone , is there an apk available ?

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That's strange, what phone do you have? Z Ultra?

Try to install the Google Search and see if it comes with the Google TTS Engine:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...quicksearchbox

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Sounds good but how do you use Google TTS engine ? I don't have it on my phone , is there an apk available ?

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Originally Posted by luisarn

That's strange, what phone do you have? Z Ultra?

Try to install the Google Search and see if it comes with the Google TTS Engine:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...quicksearchbox

Yes i have Z Ultra. Here is a screenshot

Google Search is installed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yogaxl

Yes i have Z Ultra. Here is a screenshot

Google Search is installed.

Honestly I don't know where the Google TTS came from, I though it was installed by default but now seems it's not the case.

I never installed a Google TTS apk but I installed the following apps from Google, maybe you can give them a try one by one to see if it comes with the TTS:

Google Search
Voice Search
Google Translate
Maps
Google+
G+ Photos
Hangout

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thx for sharing

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