Speechy

Speechy

Wrapper for Paid High Quality Text-to-Speech (TTS) APIs like Google's Wavenet TTS. To use this extension, you need your API key.

Speechy
What is Speechy?
Speechy is a Chrome extension that acts as a wrapper for paid high-quality text-to-speech APIs like Google's Wavenet TTS. With Speechy, you can read selected text, choose voice, and adjust voice speed.
Stats
By: hmirin
Users: 674 ▲ 5
Rating: 3.92 (12)
Version: 0.2.2 (Last updated: 2024-03-28)
Creation date: 2018-07-19
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • scripting
  • notifications
Host permissions:
  • https://api.openai.com/v1/audio/speech
  • https://texttospeech.googleapis.com/v1beta1/text:synthesize?key=*
Size: 476.16K
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Summary

Wrapper for Paid High Quality Text-to-Speech (TTS) APIs like Google's Wavenet and OpenAI TTS. To use this extension, you need your API key.

  • Supported APIs

    • Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API (includes WaveNet voices)
    • OpenAI Text-to-Speech API
  • Feature

    • Read selected text
    • Choose voice
    • Change voice speed (Only for Google)
User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • High-quality Wavenet voices
  • The extension has great potential for language learning and text-to-speech tasks
  • Instructions for obtaining the API key are clear and it is easy to set up
Cons
  • Requires subscription to a 'free 90 day trial with Google Cloud' before use
  • Does not support Russian language
  • 5000 characters limit for a single query and lacks some useful features like a stop button or text highlighting
Most mentioned
  • Need for an API key from Google's Cloud Platform
  • Lack of additional controls such as play/pause and voice speed adjustment
  • Potential improvements include adding hotkeys, highlighting text as it's read, and more robust navigation controls like next/previous sentence
Recent reviews
So you have to subscibe to a "free 90 day trial with Google Cloud" before you can even see how it works? And they want your phone number so they can "confirm where we can reach you about solutions to support your Cloud experience".
by Zoran M Zoran M, 2021-08-12

no have russian lang
by Sandman Sandman, 2020-07-22

5000 characters limit for a single voice generation query (this limitation is set by wavenet, but a workaround could definitely be found if the author would like to find it). No stop button, no hotkeys in the documentation. And you must have got an API Key on WaveNet web site at first, which is not that easy.
by Arthur Bisle Arthur Bisle, 2019-10-01
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Safety
Risk impact

Speechy is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Speechy if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Speechy is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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