Microsoft TTS


I have a question and I cannot find the answer. Is there a way to get microsoft TTS on homey? I know it is possible in HA but maybe it is also available in Homey. Microsoft TTS is a lot better than Google TTS (it sounds more natural).
Would be nice to implement it in homey

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Have you tried the Google Services app? That uses the latest and greatest TTS from Google. I think their new voices are really good.

If you have Sonos speakers you could have a look at the HTTP-API from them, if I remember correctly it is possible to enable Microsoft TTS instead of the default implementation of Google (it uses the old API / voices of Google btw).


Experimental support for TTS. Today the following providers are available:

  • voicerss
  • Microsoft Cognitive Services (Bing Text to Speech API)
  • AWS Polly
  • Google (default)
  • macOS say command

source: GitHub - jishi/node-sonos-http-api: An HTTP API bridge for Sonos easing automation. Hostable on any node.js capable device, like a raspberry pi or similar.

Thank you for this tip, I forgot to react to your post. But I have installed it and am using this now. Thank you very much for the good tips!

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Hi Wilco,
Can you share how you got Sonos to use Microsoft TTS? I dont know how to start…