Release notes

This page documents production updates to Text-to-Speech. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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August 27, 2019

Cloud Text-to-Speech now offers 76 new voices, both standard and WaveNet, in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English (India)
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Norwegian
  • Vietnamese

February 05, 2019

The audio profile feature is generally available for use in new applications. Cloud Text-to-Speech API now allows developers to specify an audio profile for the audio generated from Cloud Text-to-Speech API. Audio profiles are optimized for specific hardware used for playback, from headphones to car stereos.

Added new Standard and WaveNet voices in the following languages and variants:

  • Danish (Denmark)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Slovak (Slovakia)
  • Turkish (Turkey)
  • Ukrainian (Ukraine)

Review the voices list for complete details.

August 28, 2018

Cloud Text-to-Speech API general availability (GA) release.

This release includes the public availability of the v1 API endpoint, both in REST and RPC.

July 24, 2018

Added new WaveNet voices in the following languages and variants:

  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • English (Australia)
  • English (UK)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Review the voices list for complete details.

Cloud Text-to-Speech API now allows developers to specify an audio profile for the audio generated from Cloud Text-to-Speech API. Audio profiles are optimized for specific hardware used for playback, from headphones to car stereos.

June 01, 2018

Added Korean (ko-KR) voice. Review the voices list for complete details.

March 27, 2018

Cloud Text-to-Speech API is now available in beta.

March 20, 2018

The names of voices provided for speech synthesis in the Text-to-Speech API have changed. Previous versions of the voice names do not work. To see the list of voices provided in the Text-to-Speech API including the correct names, see the voice list.

March 02, 2018

The gender field changed to ssmlGender.

February 02, 2018

Add voices in the following languages:

  • English (US)
  • French (Canada)
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

See the voices list for complete details.

November 10, 2017

Cloud Text-to-Speech API Alpha release.

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