Text to Speech APIs — finding the most natural one

trying to find the most natural TTS voice

Before this, the only TTS I knew of is the one that’s built into Windows.

Then I heard the one on https://play.ht — that is the most natural sounding computer generated voice I’ve heard.

I’ve decided to look around and see what are the best CG voices that sound natural and found 2.


(which is pretty expensive) pricing

didn’t pronounce ‘APIs’ correctly.


Amazon Polly

(free for 12 months, $4 for 1M characters) pricing

Here’s a video of what these guys sound like:

It sounds like Polly is the best!

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