How to Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10


In Windows 10, you can add and remove voice packages for a language for your device and apps. For example, text-to-speech (TTS) voices for Narrator.

Starting in Windows 10 build 18309, you can download additional voices in other languages without having to download language packs.

See also: Appendix A: Supported languages and voices | Windows Support

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove voice packages for a text-to-speech (TTS) language for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add and remove speech voices in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:






Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10
Add Speech Voices by Adding Language

1. Add a language (click on link) you want with at least the Text-to-speech language feature checked. (see screenshots below)

Name:  Add_language-1.jpg
Views: 94
Size:  20.0 KB Name:  Add_language-2.jpg
Views: 89
Size:  36.1 KB






Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10
Add Speech Voices in Settings without Adding Language

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Time & Language icon.

2. Click/tap on Speech on the left side, and click/tap on Add voices under Manage voices on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Add_speech_voices-1.jpg
Views: 92
Size:  30.8 KB

3. Select (check) one or more languages you want to install all voices for that language, and click/tap on Add. (see screenshot below)

You can view which voices are available in each package for a language here: Appendix A: Supported languages and voices | Windows Support

Name:  Add_speech_voices-2.jpg
Views: 89
Size:  43.2 KB

4. The voice package(s) of the selected language(s) will now be added. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Add_speech_voices-3.jpg
Views: 90
Size:  38.6 KB

5. To use new voices, close and reopen Settings as well as any apps that use voices.






Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10
Remove Speech Voices in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Time & Language icon.

2. Click/tap on Speech on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3. Under Manage voices on the right side, click/tap on the language (ex: "Spanish (Mexico)") of an installed voice package you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Remove.

4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

Name:  Remove_speech_voices.jpg
Views: 91
Size:  39.6 KB


That's it,
Shawn