SpeechRecognition.start()

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The start() method of the Web Speech API starts the speech recognition service listening to incoming audio with intent to recognize grammars associated with the current SpeechRecognition.

Syntax

mySpeechRecognition.start();

Parameters

None.

Return value

Void.

Examples

var grammar = '#JSGF V1.0; grammar colors; public <color> = aqua | azure | beige | bisque | black | blue | brown | chocolate | coral | crimson | cyan | fuchsia | ghostwhite | gold | goldenrod | gray | green | indigo | ivory | khaki | lavender | lime | linen | magenta | maroon | moccasin | navy | olive | orange | orchid | peru | pink | plum | purple | red | salmon | sienna | silver | snow | tan | teal | thistle | tomato | turquoise | violet | white | yellow ;'
var recognition = new SpeechRecognition();
var speechRecognitionList = new SpeechGrammarList();
speechRecognitionList.addFromString(grammar, 1);
recognition.grammars = speechRecognitionList;

var diagnostic = document.querySelector('.output');
var bg = document.querySelector('html');

document.body.onclick = function() {
  recognition.start();
  console.log('Ready to receive a color command.');
}

abortBtn.onclick = function() {
  recognition.abort();
  console.log('Speech recognition aborted.');
}

recognition.onspeechend = function() {
  recognition.stop();
  console.log('Speech recognition has stopped.');
}

Specifications

Specification
Web Speech API
# dom-speechrecognition-start

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also