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Launching a new text to speech integration API, Narakeet makes it possible for anyone to access realistic, natural, text to speech voices

WOKING, U.K. -- Text to Speech technology adoption is surging worldwide, driven by online education, businesses struggling to provide effective training to work-from-home employees, and companies adopting emerging technologies to communicate with customers. With the new integration interface, Narakeet aims to democratize access to high quality AI voices, making it possible for anyone to easily use text to speech functionality in their own applications.

The global text to speech market is expected to reach more than $7 billion over the next four years, according to Emergen Research. Based on deep neural networks and machine learning, modern text to speech processors can mimic human voice with incredible accuracy, but they can be complicated to set up and operate.

"Over the years we've accumulated one of the largest online collections of realistic text to speech voices, with everything from popular English dialects to Icelandic and Macedonian," said Gojko Adzic, founder of Narakeet, "and we've been hearing from other application developers that they would love to get the same high quality of voices but within their software."

Narakeet is a text-to-speech video maker that turns Powerpoint slides into narrated videos. Although it had a third-party developer integration option since 2020, it was optimized for large tasks and long jobs suitable for video contents. Audio projects are a lot simpler.

"Instead of a long and complicated process, the simplified streaming API helps you achieve everything you need with just a single request," said Adzic. "Anyone can now use our collection of more than 350 voices in 60 languages and develop the integration within minutes."

Recent advances in the quality of voice output as well as hardware performance are opening new use cases for automated voice communication. According to Markets and Markets Research, the "growing need for automation and convenience is increasing the adoption of text-to-speech technology in everyday applications."

Text to speech technology is already quickly being adopted in automotive and transportation industries, in healthcare, finance, education and consumer electronics industries, and many others.

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Adding 60 Text-to-Speech Voices, Narakeet Enables Educators To Easily Create Video Lessons in Regional Dialects

WOKING, U.K. -- Remote and virtual learning environments are putting educators under pressure to create engaging video materials, yet few teachers have the equipment or skills to record professional audio. Adding 60 new voices, Narakeet this week enabled educators to easily create video lessons and voiceovers in 40 languages and regional dialects.

NCTQ studies found that teachers spend 45 minutes on average planning lessons. Having to record audio and edit videos puts additional pressure on already busy schedules, often requiring hours of extra work per day. Neural AI text-to-speech systems, with natural sounding voices, offer a compelling alternative to recorded audio, cutting preparation time from hours to minutes. Until recently, AI voices only represented major language variants, limiting the effectiveness of this approach. According to Statista research, accent or dialect issues are the second biggest barrier to adoption for voice technology in 2021, affecting 66% of respondents.

"Students like to hear voices that sound like them. They engage better with content in regional dialects. Using our new voices, educators can make video lessons that speak to their audience much more effectively," said Gojko Adzic, founder of Narakeet.

Narakeet is a text-to-speech video maker that turns PowerPoint slides into narrated videos. This week's update brings support for English variants including South African, Irish, Nigerian and Filipino voices; French with Swiss, Canadian and Belgian dialects; Spanish with Mexican and Puerto Rican variants and improved Brazilian Portuguese and Indian English.

"Combined with the recent addition of Swiss German and New Zealand English, Narakeet now has a rich collection of local dialects in many popular languages, and one the largest collections of neural text-to-speech generators," said Adzic. "Some of our competitors may offer a larger list of options, but they include older technology which cannot mimic human speech, and often provide the same voice with regional variants. Narakeet does not reuse voices across local variants, so each voice is unique."

According to MarketsandMarkets research, the text-to-speech market was valued at USD 2.0 billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach USD 5.0 billion by 2026, driven by the rising demand for handheld devices and increased investment in government spending on education. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant growth in demand for cloud-based solutions, especially important for schools as they shifted from in-person education to remote, virtual learning environments and mixed educational models.

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