Enabling Text to Speech in World of Warcraft

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Common Problems

  • 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 and type the following, then press enter: /tts on

You can also enable Text to Speech voice from the Interface menu while logged in to the game following these steps:

  1. Open the game menu (Default hot key ESC)
  2. Click on Interface, the fifth option from the top, to open that menu
  3. Choose Accessibility,  the ninth option from the top in the Game tab
  4. 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.

 
Text-to-Speech Commands
To enable or disable various options enter /tts then the command:
menu – Opens the Text to Speech config menu
mymessages – Enable or disable self-narration
channel [name] – Enable or disable a channel
playline – Play a sound separating chat lines
playactivity – Play a sound for chat window activity
sayname – Say <Character Name> in speech
npc – Enable or disable NPC messages
system – Enable or disable system messages
emote – Enable or disable emote messages
whisper – Enable or disable emote messages
say – Enable or disable say messages
yell – Enable or disable yell messages
partyleader – Enable or disable party leader messages
party – Enable or disable party messages
achievement – Enable or disable achievement announce
officer – Enable or disable officer messages
guildannounce – Enable or disable guild announce
guild – Enable or disable guild messages
raidleader – Enable or disable raid leader messages
raid – Enable or disable raid messages
raidwarning – Enable or disable raid warnings
instanceleader – Enable or disable instance leader messages
instance – Enable or disable instance messages
blizzard – Enable or disable blizzard whisper messages
altsystemvoice – Use alternate voice for system messages
altvoice [1-10] – Set alternate voice option
altsample – Sample alternate voice for system messages
volume [0-100] – Set volume
speed [0-10] – Set speech rate
voice [0-10] – Set voice option
default – Restore Text to Speech defaults
sample – Speaks sample text
settings – Read out current settings
stop – Stop the current TTS message
on – Turns TTS feature on
off – Turns TTS feature off
help – Reads out list of all settings
help [command name] – Reads out info for specific command
stop - Stop the current TTS message
altsample – Sample alternate voice for system 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.