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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.

Home Assistant versions below 2020.12.0 are limited to the original en-US, de-DE, and es-ES standard voices. In order to use the Neural voices and additional languages shown below, Home Assistant version 2020.12.0 or newer is required.

Supported gender options are male or female

The supported languages are:

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

Testing the TTS service

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

TTS Cloud Service

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
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: sensor.garage_status
    to: Open
    for:
      minutes: 10
  action:
    service: tts.cloud_say
    data:
      entity_id: media_player.family_room_speaker
      message: the door has been open for 10 minutes
      options:
        gender: female
      language: en-US