Support Text to speech - silly question!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stevelitchfield, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. stevelitchfield

    stevelitchfield New Member
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    Sorry if this is a silly question, but....

    On my ZTE Blade, I've enabled Text to Speech in Settings and have installed the TTS voice pack from the Android Market, as prompted.

    Yet I still don't get any visible way to 'play' messages or emails. Am I missing something, or is TTS only used by selected apps?

    Thanks
    Steve
     

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  2. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, it's only used by selected apps.
    For automatically reading incoming text messages out loud, I recommend Tasker. You can even use it to preset when or where you want it to read the texts.

    As for email... I dunno.
     
  3. stevelitchfield

    stevelitchfield New Member
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    So it's more an underlying thing that Google put in for their own use in Navigation and not something which ANY of the built-in apps use? Seems a waste. My old Nokias all have text-to-speech built-in and available for all the messaging apps.... 8-(
     
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