Release notes

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

February 5, 2019

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

June 1, 2018

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

May 22, 2018

Added Italian (it-IT) voice. Review the voices list for complete details.

March 27, 2018

Cloud Text-to-Speech Beta release.

March 20, 2018

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

March 2, 2018

The gender field changed to ssmlGender.

February 2, 2018

Add support for the following voices:

Language Language code Voice name Gender
English (US)en-UStpa-wavenetMALE
English (US)en-UStpb-wavenetMALE
English (US)en-UStpc-wavenetFEMALE
English (US)en-UStpd-wavenetMALE
English (US)en-UStpe-wavenetFEMALE
English (US)en-UStpf-wavenetFEMALE
French (Canada)fr-CAcaa-vocodedFEMALE
French (Canada)fr-CAcab-vocodedMALE
French (Canada)fr-CAcac-vocodedFEMALE
French (Canada)fr-CAcad-vocodedMALE
Dutch (Netherlands)nl-NLtfbFEMALE
Portuguese (Brazil)pt-BRafsFEMALE
Swedishsv-SElfsFEMALE
Turkishtr-TRmfmFEMALE

For more information, see Voices.

November 10, 2017

Cloud Text-to-Speech Alpha release.

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