In this article, we are going to learn how to convert text to speech in multiple languages using one of the important Cognitive Services API called Microsoft Text to Speech Service API ( One of the API in Speech API ). The Text to Speech (TTS) API of the Speech service converts input text into natural-sounding speech (also called as speech synthesis). It supports text in multiple languages and gender based voice(male or female).
First, we need to log into the Azure Portal with our Azure credentials. Then we need to create an Azure Speech Service API in the Azure portal. So please click on the “Create a resource” on the left top menu and search “Speech” in the search bar on the right side window or top of Azure Marketplace.
Name : Name of the Translator Text API ( Eg. TextToSpeechApp ).
Subscription : We can select our Azure subscription for Speech API creation.
Location : We can select location of resource group. The best thing is we can choose a location closest to our customer.
Pricing tier : Select an appropriate pricing tier for our requirement.
Resource group : We can create a new resource group or choose from an existing one ( We created a new resource group as “SpeechResource” ).