How to Adjust Text-to-speech Output on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through configuring the Pixel 7’s language and input settings to make necessary adjustments to the Google TTS output. Here’s a quick guide to adjust text-to-speech output on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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Time Needed : 4 minutes

Google Pixel smartphones integrate Google's very own text to speech application that's used to convert text into human-like speech. Such a system is made possible with Google's very own Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. You can make use of this feature if you're having trouble with grammar and phrasing.

If there’s a need to adjust the TTS output on your Pixel 7 like if it speaks too fast or slow, then you can just tweak the language and input settings according to your preferences. Just follow these steps if ever you need help in the process.

  1. To get started, launch the Settings app by tapping on the gear icon from the quick settings panel or Apps tray.



    To access the Apps tray, just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen. To access the quick settings panel, swipe your fingers down from the top of the Home screen instead.

  2. While in the Settings app menu, scroll to find and then tap System.



    Doing so opens another menu with system-related features and options.

  3. Scroll to find Languages & input from the given items and then tap on it to proceed.



    The Language and input settings menu will load up next. Here, you will see another set of items associated with the Android 13 Language and input system.

  4. Navigate to the Speech section and then tap Text-to-speech output. On the succeeding window, you will see additional options to manage and customize TTS output on your device.



    Features and options you can use and manage from the TTS Output menu would include  Preferred engine, Language, Speech rate and Pitch.

  5. To adjust the default preferred engine settings for TTS, simply tap on the gear icon next to Preferred engine.



    Doing so will take you to the Google TTS Options menu. Here, you will see additional options and features that you can use. Just tap to select the option(s) that you’d like to configure according to your likings.

  6. To change the default language set for text-to-speech output, tap Language.



    On the succeeding menu, select the language that you’d like to use by tapping on it.

  7. To adjust the text-to-speech output speech rate and pitch, just use the given sliders beneath them.



    You can drag the slider left or right to reduce or increase the speech rate or pitch according to your needs and preferences.

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Google Pixel 7 Text-to-speech Options

Among the available Google TTS Options you can use from the preferred engine settings menu include Install voice data, Use Wi-Fi only, Amplify speech volume, Language detection, and more.

A. Install Voice Data 

If you want to add a new voice data, tap Install voice data then select your preferred voice (language) on the next menu. On the succeeding menu, tap Download then select any from the available voices that you’d like to download for the selected language. Simply, tap on your preferred voice to use. Making a voice selection from every available language is pretty straightforward as you will hear a sample audio preview the moment you tap on a certain voice.

B. Use Wi-Fi only

If you’d like your device to download new voice data only when the device is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi network, then simply tap to enable the switch next to Use Wi-Fi only. Enabling this option will help conserve data usage especially when downloading voice data with bigger file size.

C. Amplify Speech Volume

You can turn this feature on if you want to make spoken text louder than normal. This can help make it easier for you to hear over other audio that might be playing while using Google TTS on your phone.

And that’s how you adjust the text-to-speech output settings on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.


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