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gTTS (Google Text-to-Speech), a Python library and CLI tool to interface with Google Translate text-to-speech API

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gTTS (Google Text-to-Speech), a Python library and CLI tool to interface with Google Translate's text-to-speech API. Write spoken mp3 data to a file, a file-like object (bytestring) for further audio manipulation, or stdout. Or simply pre-generate Google Translate TTS request URLs to feed to an external program.

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  • Customizable speech-specific sentence tokenizer that allows for unlimited lengths of text to be read, all while keeping proper intonation, abbreviations, decimals and more;
  • Customizable text pre-processors which can, for example, provide pronunciation corrections;
  • Automatic retrieval of supported languages.


$ pip install gTTS


Command Line:

$ gtts-cli 'hello' --output hello.mp3


>>> from gtts import gTTS
>>> tts = gTTS('hello')

See for documentation and examples.



The MIT License (MIT) Copyright © 2014-2020 Pierre Nicolas Durette

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