SpeechSynthesisUtterance.voice

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The voice property of the SpeechSynthesisUtterance interface gets and sets the voice that will be used to speak the utterance.

This should be set to one of the SpeechSynthesisVoice objects returned by SpeechSynthesis.getVoices(). If not set by the time the utterance is spoken, the voice used will be the most suitable default voice available for the utterance's lang setting.

Syntax

var myVoice = speechSynthesisUtteranceInstance.voice;
speechSynthesisUtteranceInstance.voice = speechSynthesisVoiceInstance;

Value

A SpeechSynthesisVoice object.

Examples

var synth = window.speechSynthesis;

var inputForm = document.querySelector('form');
var inputTxt = document.querySelector('input');
var voiceSelect = document.querySelector('select');

var voices = synth.getVoices();

  ...

inputForm.onsubmit = function(event) {
  event.preventDefault();

  var utterThis = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance(inputTxt.value);
  var selectedOption = voiceSelect.selectedOptions[0].getAttribute('data-name');
  for(i = 0; i < voices.length ; i++) {
    if(voices[i].name === selectedOption) {
      utterThis.voice = voices[i];
    }
  }
  synth.speak(utterThis);
  inputTxt.blur();
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'voice' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 33 49 (49) No support ? 7
Feature Android Chrome Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support 2.0 No support No support 7.1

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