- How do I enable Text to Speech in WoW?
- Can I turn on Text to Speech options in World of Warcraft?
To easily enable Text to speech while logged in to your character in World of Warcraft, open the chat box by hitting the Enter button and type the following command /tts and then press enter. Typing the command /tts will both enable and disable Text to Speech.
Note: Currently Text to Speech will only read chat, it does not read ingame menu's or quest text. We are currently working to expand the Text to Speech feature.
You can also enable Text to Speech voice from the Options menu while logged in to the game following these steps:
- Open the game menu (Default: Escape key)
- Click on Options, the fourth button from the top, to open that menu
- Click on Text to Speech under the Accessibility section
- Put a check in the box next to Read Chat Text out loud
Doing either of the above will enable the button labeled Configure Text to Speech below the Read Chat Text out loud option and a button to the far left of the default World of Warcraft User Interface with a T and a dialogue bubble. Both of these will take you to settings which can help you configure the text to speech options in a way that is most helpful to you.
We've outlined a list of Text to Speech commands below. To enable or disable various options enter /tts then the command:
|Achievement – Enable or disable achievement announcements||Altsample – Speaks sample text in the alternate voice used for system||Altsystemvoice – Toggle the use of an alternate voice for system message narration|
|Altvoice [0 – 1] – Set alternate voice option to the given voice||Blizzard – Enable or disable blizzard whisper messages||Bossemote – Enable or disable boss emotes|
|Bosswhisper – Enable or disable boss whispers||Channel – Enable or disable the given channel||Creatureemote – Enable or disable creature emotes|
|Creatureasay – Enable or disable creature messages||Creaturewhisper – Enable or disable creature whispers||Creatureyell – Enable or disable creature yells|
|Default – Restore Text to Speech defaults||Emote – Enable or disable emote messages||Guild – Enable or disable guild messages|
|Help – Show the help menu that lists all commands||Instance – Enable or disable instance message||Instanceleader – Enable or disable instance leader messages|
|Mymessages – Enable or disable self-narration||Officer – Enable or disable officer messages||Party – Enable or disable party messages|
|Partyleader – Enable or disable party leader messages||Playeractivity – Play a sound for chat window activity||Playline – Play a sound separating chat lines|
|Raid – Enable or disable raid messages||Raidleader – Enable or disable raid leader messages||Raidwarning – Enable or disable raid warning messages|
|Sample – Speaks sample text||Say – Enable or disable say messages||Settings – Read out current settings|
|Speed [-10 – 10] – Set speech rate||Stop – Stop the narration that is currently playing||System – Enable or disable system messages|
|Voice [0 -1] – Set voice option to the given voice||Volume [0 – 100] – Set volume||Whisper – Enable or disable whisper messages|
|Yell – Enable or disable yell messages|
Tip: Making a macro using the /tts stop command can let you create a hotkey for when you need to quickly interrupt a message that’s coming through.