Give a voice to your website in a matter of minutes. Talkify library provides you with high quality text to speech (TTS) voices in many languages.
Version 2.0.0 will require an api-key to use our backend services (our hosted voices). Visit our portal (https://manage.talkify.net) to create your own API-key, each key includes 1000 free requests per month.
The old endpoints will be open for some period of time but are obsolete, this is to ensure that our current users will have time to fetch their own api-key.
This change does not affect the browser-built-in voices, i.e. Html5Player, since they do not communicate with our backend service.
$ bower install talkify
$ npm install talkify-tts
var player = ;//<--Any element you'd like. Leave blank to let Talkify make a good guess//<-- Returns an instance.;
var player = ; //or new talkify.Html5Player()player;
talkifyconfig =remoteService:host : ''apiKey = 'your-api-key'active: true //True to use Talkifys language engine and hosted voices. False only works for Html5Player.ui:audioControls: //If enabled, replaces the built in audio controls. Especially good for the Web Speech API bitsenabled: falsecontainer: documentbody
Talkify lives in its own namespace - talkify. Hence, everything below is scoped to that namespace (i.e. talkify.playlist, etc).
Playlist builder is Talkifys way to instantiate your playlist. It comes with a fluent API.
Entry point: talkify.playlist()
|begin||Entry point. Call this to start building your playlist||Yes|
|usingPlayer||TtsPlayer/Html5Player||Specify which player to be used.||Yes|
|withTextInteraction||Enables you to click on paragraphs (and other text) to play||No|
|withElements||DOM elements||Specifies with elements to play. If omitted, Talkify will crawl the page and select for you||No|
|withRootSelector||string||'body'||Sets the scope from where Talkify will start to crawl the page for text to play||No|
|subscribeTo||Json object||Event subscriptions||No|
|build||Finalizes and creates the playlist instance||Yes|
This is the instance built from the playliste above.
|getQueue||Returns the playlist queue|
|play||Begins playback of playlist|
|replayCurrent||Replays the current item in the playlist|
|insert||DOM element||Inserts new html elements to play. Useful for elements that Talkify were unable to locate. Elements will be inserted in correct order with respect to the page.|
|isPlaying||True if any item is currently in a playing state|
|setPlayer||TtsPlayer/Html5Player||Sets the player that the playlist is using|
|enableTextInteraction||Enables click to play on HTML elements|
|disableTextInteraction||Disables click to play on HTML elements|
|enableTextHighlighting||Tells the player to use text highlighting. For Html5Player this only works on localVoice.|
|disableTextHighlighting||Turns off text highlighting.|
|subscribeTo||Json object||Event listeners|
|playText||string||Plays a text|
|paused||True if paused|
|isPlaying||True if playing|
|forceVoice||object||For Talkify hosted voices, this is a JSON object with a name property. The value of name should be the name of a voice from /api/Voices. For browser voices, this is the actual voice from window.speechSynthesis.getVoices()|
Entry point: talkify.Html5Player().
|forceLanguage||string||Force the usage of a specific language. Use standard cultures like se-SE for Swedish and so on. Talkify will select a voice that matches the culture.|
|setRate||double||1||Playback rate. A value between 0.0 - 2.0|
|setVolume||double||1||Volume. A value between 0.0 - 1.0|
Entry point: talkify.TtsPlayer().
|setRate||int||1||Playback rate. A value between 1 and 3|
Please note that this library talks with a backend that is driven by personal fundings, therefore I intend to keep it free of charge until no longer possible. A rule of thumb: If you have a commersial product with heavy traffic, then a restriction or fee might be introduced to call the server.