Text-to-Speech client libraries

This page shows how to get started with the Cloud Client Libraries for the Text-to-Speech API. Client libraries make it easier to access Google Cloud APIs from a supported language. Although you can use Google Cloud APIs directly by making raw requests to the server, client libraries provide simplifications that significantly reduce the amount of code you need to write.

Read more about the Cloud Client Libraries and the older Google API Client Libraries in Client libraries explained.

Install the client library

C++

See Setting up a C++ development environment for details about this client library's requirements and install dependencies.

C#

If you are using Visual Studio 2017 or higher, open nuget package manager window and type the following:

Install-Package Google.Apis

If you are using .NET Core command-line interface tools to install your dependencies, run the following command:

dotnet add package Google.Apis

For more information, see Setting Up a C# Development Environment.

Go

go get cloud.google.com/go/texttospeech/apiv1

For more information, see Setting Up a Go Development Environment.

Java

If you are using Maven, add the following to your pom.xml file. For more information about BOMs, see The Google Cloud Platform Libraries BOM.

<dependencyManagement>
  <dependencies>
    <dependency>
      <groupId>com.google.cloud</groupId>
      <artifactId>libraries-bom</artifactId>
      <version>26.32.0</version>
      <type>pom</type>
      <scope>import</scope>
    </dependency>
  </dependencies>
</dependencyManagement>

<dependencies>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.google.cloud</groupId>
    <artifactId>google-cloud-texttospeech</artifactId>
  </dependency>

If you are using Gradle, add the following to your dependencies:

implementation 'com.google.cloud:google-cloud-texttospeech:2.37.0'

If you are using sbt, add the following to your dependencies:

libraryDependencies += "com.google.cloud" % "google-cloud-texttospeech" % "2.37.0"

If you're using Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ, or Eclipse, you can add client libraries to your project using the following IDE plugins:

The plugins provide additional functionality, such as key management for service accounts. Refer to each plugin's documentation for details.

For more information, see Setting Up a Java Development Environment.

Node.js

npm install --save @google-cloud/text-to-speech

For more information, see Setting Up a Node.js Development Environment.

PHP

composer require google/apiclient

For more information, see Using PHP on Google Cloud.

Python

pip install --upgrade google-cloud-texttospeech

For more information, see Setting Up a Python Development Environment.

Ruby

gem install google-api-client

For more information, see Setting Up a Ruby Development Environment.

Set up authentication

To authenticate calls to Google Cloud APIs, client libraries support Application Default Credentials (ADC); the libraries look for credentials in a set of defined locations and use those credentials to authenticate requests to the API. With ADC, you can make credentials available to your application in a variety of environments, such as local development or production, without needing to modify your application code.

For production environments, the way you set up ADC depends on the service and context. For more information, see Set up Application Default Credentials.

For a local development environment, you can set up ADC with the credentials that are associated with your Google Account:

  1. Install and initialize the gcloud CLI.

    When you initialize the gcloud CLI, be sure to specify a Google Cloud project in which you have permission to access the resources your application needs.

  2. Create your credential file:

    gcloud auth application-default login

    A sign-in screen appears. After you sign in, your credentials are stored in the local credential file used by ADC.

Use the client library

The following example shows how to use the client library.

C++


#include "google/cloud/texttospeech/v1/text_to_speech_client.h"
#include <iostream>

auto constexpr kText = R"""(
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to
the proposition that all men are created equal.)""";

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) try {
  if (argc != 1) {
    std::cerr << "Usage: " << argv[0] << "\n";
    return 1;
  }

  namespace texttospeech = ::google::cloud::texttospeech_v1;
  auto client = texttospeech::TextToSpeechClient(
      texttospeech::MakeTextToSpeechConnection());

  google::cloud::texttospeech::v1::SynthesisInput input;
  input.set_text(kText);
  google::cloud::texttospeech::v1::VoiceSelectionParams voice;
  voice.set_language_code("en-US");
  google::cloud::texttospeech::v1::AudioConfig audio;
  audio.set_audio_encoding(google::cloud::texttospeech::v1::LINEAR16);

  auto response = client.SynthesizeSpeech(input, voice, audio);
  if (!response) throw std::move(response).status();
  // Normally one would play the results (response->audio_content()) over some
  // audio device. For this quickstart, we just print some information.
  auto constexpr kWavHeaderSize = 48;
  auto constexpr kBytesPerSample = 2;  // we asked for LINEAR16
  auto const sample_count =
      (response->audio_content().size() - kWavHeaderSize) / kBytesPerSample;
  std::cout << "The audio has " << sample_count << " samples\n";

  return 0;
} catch (google::cloud::Status const& status) {
  std::cerr << "google::cloud::Status thrown: " << status << "\n";
  return 1;
}

Go


// Command quickstart generates an audio file with the content "Hello, World!".
package main

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io/ioutil"
	"log"

	texttospeech "cloud.google.com/go/texttospeech/apiv1"
	"cloud.google.com/go/texttospeech/apiv1/texttospeechpb"
)

func main() {
	// Instantiates a client.
	ctx := context.Background()

	client, err := texttospeech.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	// Perform the text-to-speech request on the text input with the selected
	// voice parameters and audio file type.
	req := texttospeechpb.SynthesizeSpeechRequest{
		// Set the text input to be synthesized.
		Input: &texttospeechpb.SynthesisInput{
			InputSource: &texttospeechpb.SynthesisInput_Text{Text: "Hello, World!"},
		},
		// Build the voice request, select the language code ("en-US") and the SSML
		// voice gender ("neutral").
		Voice: &texttospeechpb.VoiceSelectionParams{
			LanguageCode: "en-US",
			SsmlGender:   texttospeechpb.SsmlVoiceGender_NEUTRAL,
		},
		// Select the type of audio file you want returned.
		AudioConfig: &texttospeechpb.AudioConfig{
			AudioEncoding: texttospeechpb.AudioEncoding_MP3,
		},
	}

	resp, err := client.SynthesizeSpeech(ctx, &req)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}

	// The resp's AudioContent is binary.
	filename := "output.mp3"
	err = ioutil.WriteFile(filename, resp.AudioContent, 0644)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	fmt.Printf("Audio content written to file: %v\n", filename)
}

Java

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
import com.google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.AudioConfig;
import com.google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.AudioEncoding;
import com.google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.SsmlVoiceGender;
import com.google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.SynthesisInput;
import com.google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.SynthesizeSpeechResponse;
import com.google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.TextToSpeechClient;
import com.google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.VoiceSelectionParams;
import com.google.protobuf.ByteString;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.OutputStream;

/**
 * Google Cloud TextToSpeech API sample application. Example usage: mvn package exec:java
 * -Dexec.mainClass='com.example.texttospeech.QuickstartSample'
 */
public class QuickstartSample {

  /** Demonstrates using the Text-to-Speech API. */
  public static void main(String... args) throws Exception {
    // Instantiates a client
    try (TextToSpeechClient textToSpeechClient = TextToSpeechClient.create()) {
      // Set the text input to be synthesized
      SynthesisInput input = SynthesisInput.newBuilder().setText("Hello, World!").build();

      // Build the voice request, select the language code ("en-US") and the ssml voice gender
      // ("neutral")
      VoiceSelectionParams voice =
          VoiceSelectionParams.newBuilder()
              .setLanguageCode("en-US")
              .setSsmlGender(SsmlVoiceGender.NEUTRAL)
              .build();

      // Select the type of audio file you want returned
      AudioConfig audioConfig =
          AudioConfig.newBuilder().setAudioEncoding(AudioEncoding.MP3).build();

      // Perform the text-to-speech request on the text input with the selected voice parameters and
      // audio file type
      SynthesizeSpeechResponse response =
          textToSpeechClient.synthesizeSpeech(input, voice, audioConfig);

      // Get the audio contents from the response
      ByteString audioContents = response.getAudioContent();

      // Write the response to the output file.
      try (OutputStream out = new FileOutputStream("output.mp3")) {
        out.write(audioContents.toByteArray());
        System.out.println("Audio content written to file \"output.mp3\"");
      }
    }
  }
}

Node.js

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const textToSpeech = require('@google-cloud/text-to-speech');

// Import other required libraries
const fs = require('fs');
const util = require('util');
// Creates a client
const client = new textToSpeech.TextToSpeechClient();
async function quickStart() {
  // The text to synthesize
  const text = 'hello, world!';

  // Construct the request
  const request = {
    input: {text: text},
    // Select the language and SSML voice gender (optional)
    voice: {languageCode: 'en-US', ssmlGender: 'NEUTRAL'},
    // select the type of audio encoding
    audioConfig: {audioEncoding: 'MP3'},
  };

  // Performs the text-to-speech request
  const [response] = await client.synthesizeSpeech(request);
  // Write the binary audio content to a local file
  const writeFile = util.promisify(fs.writeFile);
  await writeFile('output.mp3', response.audioContent, 'binary');
  console.log('Audio content written to file: output.mp3');
}
quickStart();

Python

"""Synthesizes speech from the input string of text or ssml.
Make sure to be working in a virtual environment.

Note: ssml must be well-formed according to:
    https://www.w3.org/TR/speech-synthesis/
"""
from google.cloud import texttospeech

# Instantiates a client
client = texttospeech.TextToSpeechClient()

# Set the text input to be synthesized
synthesis_input = texttospeech.SynthesisInput(text="Hello, World!")

# Build the voice request, select the language code ("en-US") and the ssml
# voice gender ("neutral")
voice = texttospeech.VoiceSelectionParams(
    language_code="en-US", ssml_gender=texttospeech.SsmlVoiceGender.NEUTRAL
)

# Select the type of audio file you want returned
audio_config = texttospeech.AudioConfig(
    audio_encoding=texttospeech.AudioEncoding.MP3
)

# Perform the text-to-speech request on the text input with the selected
# voice parameters and audio file type
response = client.synthesize_speech(
    input=synthesis_input, voice=voice, audio_config=audio_config
)

# The response's audio_content is binary.
with open("output.mp3", "wb") as out:
    # Write the response to the output file.
    out.write(response.audio_content)
    print('Audio content written to file "output.mp3"')

Additional resources

C++

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C#

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Go

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Java

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Node.js

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PHP

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Python

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Ruby

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