# Google Cloud Text-to-Speech
Google Cloud TTS Service uses the non-free Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API to convert text or Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) input into audio data of natural human speech.
It provides multiple voices, available in different languages and variants and applies DeepMind’s groundbreaking research in WaveNet and Google’s powerful neural networks.
The implementation caches the converted texts to reduce the load on the API and make the conversion faster.
You can find them in the
Be aware, that using this service may incur cost on your Google Cloud account.
You can find pricing information on the documentation page (opens new window).
# Table of Contents
# Obtaining Credentials
Before you can integrate this service with your Google Cloud Text-to-Speech, you must have a Google API Console project:
- Select or create a GCP project. link (opens new window)
- Make sure that billing is enabled for your project. link (opens new window)
- Enable the Cloud Text-to-Speech API. link (opens new window)
- Set up authentication:
- Go to the "APIs & Services" -> "Credentials" page in the GCP Console and your project. link (opens new window)
- From the "Create credentials" drop-down list, select "OAuth client ID".
- Select application type "Web application" and enter a name into the "Name" field.
- Add "https://www.google.com (opens new window)" to the "Authorized redirect URIs".
- Click Create. A pop-up appears, showing your "client ID" and "client secret".
Using your favorite configuration UI to edit Settings / Other Services - Google Cloud Text-to-Speech and set:
- Client Id - Google Cloud Platform OAuth 2.0-Client Id.
- Client Secret - Google Cloud Platform OAuth 2.0-Client Secret.
- Authorization Code - This code is used once for retrieving the Google Cloud Platform access and refresh tokens.
Please go to your browser ... https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/v2/auth?scope=https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform&access_type=offline&include_granted_scopes=true&response_type=code&redirect_uri=https://www.google.com&client_id=
(opens new window)(replace
<clientId>by your Client Id) ... to generate an authorization code and paste it here. After your browser has been redirected to https://www.google.com (opens new window), the authorization code will be set in the browser URL as value of the "code" URL query parameter. After initial authorization, this code is not needed anymore. It is recommended to clear this configuration parameter afterwards.
- Pitch - The pitch of selected voice, up to 20 semitones.
- Volume Gain - The volume of the output between 16dB and -96dB.
- Speaking Rate - The speaking rate can be 4x faster or slower than the normal rate.
- Purge Cache - Purges the cache e.g. after testing different voice configuration parameters.
When enabled the cache is purged once. Make sure to disable this setting again so the cache is maintained after restarts.
In case you would like to setup the service via a text file, create a new file in
Its contents should look similar to:
org.openhab.voice.googletts:clientId=ID org.openhab.voice.googletts:clientSecret=SECRET org.openhab.voice.googletts:authcode=XXXXX org.openhab.voice.googletts:pitch=0 org.openhab.voice.googletts:volumeGain=0 org.openhab.voice.googletts:speakingRate=1 org.openhab.voice.googletts:purgeCache=false
# Default Text-to-Speech and Voice Configuration
You can setup your preferred default Text-to-Speech and default voice in the UI:
- Go to Settings.
- Edit System Services - Voice.
- Set Google Cloud as Default Text-to-Speech.
- Choose your preferred Default Voice for your setup.
In case you would like to setup these settings via a text file, you can edit the file
$OPENHAB_ROOT/conf/services and set the following entries: