Google this afternoon released a small update to its Text-To-Speech app on Android. The update bumps the app to version 3.1, and while it may not be the biggest update, it certainly packs some useful changes for a handful of users. The update adds support for selecting and speaking text in Polish, Dutch, and Russian. It also improves its already existing support for some English dialects spoken in India.

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With this update, Text-To-Speech on Android now supports 13 languages, but most of them are European-based languages, so those in the Asia and other areas are still left waiting for the app to add support for their languages.

  • Google Text-to-speech powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:
  • Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favourite book
  • Google Translate to speak translations aloud so that you can hear the pronunciation of a word
  • TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device

To use Google Text-to-speech on your Android device, go to Settings > Language & Input > Text-to-speech output. Select Google Text-to-speech Engine as your preferred engine. Note, on many Android devices, Google Text-to-Speech is already turned on, but you can update to the latest version here.

The update is available now on the Play Store.

(via Android Police)

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