Monday, May 14, 2018

KooKoo cloud telephony integrates with Google text to speech

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know by now that Google announced Google Duplex and took the world over by storm.

One of the main building blocks of the Google Duplex system is its natural sounding TTS(text to speech) engine. Though, Google has not opened up those exact voices as a service, they have enabled a lot of great sounding text to speech voices as part of their cloud speech service.

And as of today, KooKoo supports the Google TTS engine. You can now use Google TTS voices to power your IVR flows and make them more natural sounding. Adding Google TTS to your IVR is as simple as just adding an attribute type="ggl" in your <playtext> tags.

And the best news of all, this service is free on KooKoo till August 2018. So go ahead, replace your current TTS voices in your IVR flows with Google voices and see the difference.

Google TTS has lots of options. In the coming weeks, we will be opening up those options through the KooKoo APIs. So keep watching this space.