Amazon Polly is the best in breed when it comes to text to speech applications. Their English neural voices sound very natural. The service is accessible via an online no-code interface and via an API.
Cheapest premium plan: $4 per month
Amazon Polly is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis. For our calculation, we’ve taken 1 million characters read with the standard TTS voices. Neural TTS is 4 times more expensive. Amazon tells us that reading a Christmas Carol by Dickens, which amounts to 165 000 characters / 64 pages, will cost $0.66 with a basic voice and $2.64 with a neural quality voice.
Amazon Polly Free plan available: NO
Amazon Polly is best for
content creators who need a spoken version of their publications, at a very affordable price. The quality of the English neural voices is outstanding, sometimes so natural that you won’t notice it’s an AI-powered voice. At time of writing (November 2020)y ou don’t have access to the same quality for other languages.
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