Voices in ClaroRead Chrome

Which text-to-speech voices you can use in ClaroRead Chrome depends on where you are running Chrome.

Chrome on Windows PC

  • You get the Google voices. These are all streamed over the Internet so you must be online for them to work. Voices include English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and more.
  • If you are a ClaroRead Chrome Premium customer you get many more voices streamed over the Internet. You must be online for them to work.
  • You can also access any SAPI5 voices installed on your machine. SAPI5 voices come free with Windows, and different versions of Windows have different voices. SAPI5 voices are installed on your Windows machine so you do not need an Internet connection to use them.
    • You can install more voices by adding new Language Packs from Control Panel (Start > Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Add a language).
    • Not every Language Pack adds a SAPI5 voice you can use.

Chromebook

  • You get the Google voices. These are all installed on your Chromebook so you do not need an Internet connection to use them. Voices include English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and more.
  • If you are a ClaroRead Chrome Premium customer you get many more voices streamed over the Internet. You must be online for them to work.

Apple macOS

  • You get the Google voices. These are all streamed over the Internet so you must be online for them to work. Voices include English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and more.
  • If you are a ClaroRead Chrome Premium customer you get many more voices streamed over the Internet. You must be online for them to work.
  • You can also select and use any voice installed on your Mac and shown in the Speech control panel in your System Preferences.
    • You can obtain dozens of new voices for free from the same Speech control panel. These cover many languages and voices and are completely free. See our Mac System Voices article for detailed instructions on how to do this.

ClaroRead Chrome is an extension, so does not run on Android or iOS (iPad and iPhone).

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