SpeechSynthesisVoice.localService

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 localService read-only property of the SpeechSynthesisVoice interface returns a Boolean indicating whether the voice is supplied by a local speech synthesizer service (true), or a remote speech synthesizer service (false.)

This property is provided to allow differentiation in the case that some voice options are provided by a remote service; it is possible that remote voices might have extra latency, bandwidth or cost associated with them, so such distinction may be useful.

Syntax

var amILocal = speechSynthesisVoiceInstance.localService;

Value

A Boolean.

Examples

for(i = 0; i < voices.length ; i++) {
  var option = document.createElement('option');
  option.textContent = voices[i].name + ' (' + voices[i].lang + ')';
 
  if(voices[i].default) {
    option.textContent += ' -- DEFAULT';
  }

  console.log(voices[i].localService);

  option.setAttribute('data-lang', voices[i].lang);
  option.setAttribute('data-name', voices[i].name);
  voiceSelect.appendChild(option);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'localService' 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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