Nabu Casa Cloud TTS

With Cloud TTS you are able to have text read aloud with natural sounding voices. This service is automatically enabled when you are signed in to your Nabu Casa cloud account and can be called using the tts.cloud_say service in your automations.

Language options may change from time to time, so if you are missing options which are shown on this page, make sure you are running the latest version of Home Assistant.

TTS Settings

Clicking on “try” will present you with a greeting sample, which you can send to any compatible media player or test it in the browser.

TTS Sample

Testing the TTS service

To test the service, you can select the tts.cloud_say service on the services page from Developer Tools > Services in the UI, and send text to a compatible media player.

TTS Cloud Service

The supported languages are listed below. Each has a female or male option:

Neural voices Language Locale
Arabic (Egypt) ar-EG
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) ar-SA
Bulgarian (Bulgary) bg-BG
Catalan (Spain) ca-ES
Chinese (Cantonese, Traditional) zh-HK
Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified) zh-CN
Chinese (Taiwanese Mandarin) zh-TW
Croatian (Croatia) hr-HR
Czech (Czech) cs-CZ
Danish (Denmark) da-DK
Dutch (Netherlands) nl-NL
English (Australia) en-AU
English (Canada) en-CA
English (India) en-IN
English (Ireland) en-IE
English (United Kingdom) en-GB
English (United States) en-US
Finnish (Finland) fi-FI
French (Canada) fr-CA
French (France) fr-FR
French (Switzerland) fr-CH
German (Austria) de-AT
German (Germany) de-DE
German (Switzerland) de-CH
Greek (Greece) el-GR
Hebrew (Israel) he-IL
Hindi (India) hi-IN
Hungarian (Hungary) hu-HU
Indonesian (Indonesia) id-ID
Italian (Italy) it-IT
Japanese (Japan) ja-JP
Korean (Korea) ko-KR
Malay (Malaysia) ms-MY
Norwegian (Bokmål, Norway) nb-NO
Polish (Poland) pl-PL
Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR
Portuguese (Portugal) pt-PT
Romanian (Romania) ro-RO
Russian (Russia) ru-RU
Slovak (Slovakia) sk-SK
Slovenian (Slovenia) sl-SI
Spanish (Mexico) es-MX
Spanish (Spain) es-ES
Swedish (Sweden) sv-SE
Tamil (India) ta-IN
Telugu (India) te-IN
Thai (Thailand) th-TH
Turkish (Turkey) tr-TR
Vietnamese (Vietnam) vi-VN

Example Automation

Below is an automation which plays a spoken message to a specific media player when a sensor has had an open state for 10 minutes.

- id: DoorOpen10min
  alias: Door is still open
    platform: state
    entity_id: sensor.garage_status
    to: Open
      minutes: 10
    service: tts.cloud_say
      entity_id: media_player.family_room_speaker
      message: the door has been open for 10 minutes
        gender: female
      language: en-US