SpeechKit

Description

Publish audio versions of every story in seconds with instant text to speech conversion. Sign up and download to take advantage of the full audio service;

  • Highest quality text to speech.
  • 200+ realistic voices in 28 languages.
  • Media and playlist players to fit every page.
  • Block compatible with optional audio shortcodes.
  • Distribution to Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google.
  • Lightning-fast adaptive streaming.
  • Pre-roll sponsorship insertions.
  • Real-time industry-leading audio analytics.
  • 24/7 free support.

Built for digital newsrooms but open to everyone, hundreds of publishers are using SpeechKit to improve reader engagement by serving text to speech on the page.

Any comments, feedback or technical issues please contact the team at support@speechkit.io.

How to get setup

  1. Install and activate the plugin.
  2. Go to SpeechKit.
  3. Create an account.
  4. Create a new WordPress project.
  5. Copy Project ID and API Key credentials.
  6. Paste credentials into SpeechKit WordPress settings.
  7. Start publishing audio.

Customer Testimonial

“We’ve been using SpeechKit to convert our articles into audio for over a year. Overall, we are very impressed with the service. The quality of the audio is consistently the best we’ve found available, the plugin and dashboard provides all the functionality we need, processing and delivery of the audio is fast and the players fit nicely on our page. We’ve had great customer feedback and the team have been quick to make adjustments based on our suggestions” – Kenneth Creamer, Creamer Media.

Highest Quality Audio

By serving millions of audio articles SpeechKit has developed the highest quality text to speech available to digital publishers. Our Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) processing engine cleans text of unwanted elements, identifies and handles problematic words and adds human-like intonation, punctuation, tone and much more.

Podcast and Smart Speaker Distribution

Expand the reach of your stories in seconds by adding additional distribution to podcast apps and smart speakers (premium). Manage feeds to podcast platforms (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play), smart speakers (Amazon Alexa, Google Home) or set up an audio RSS feed to push to your own integrations. Each SpeechKit project can be assigned any number of distribution channels and can be managed in the dashboard tool.

AdStudio

Audio articles provide a brand new way to reach your audience. Monetize this additional content with SpeechKit’s AdStudio. Premium users can create campaigns from the dashboard, upload their own audio track or create a text to speech messages and deliver this as pre-roll to their audio articles. Campaign success is tracked against impressions, CPMs (cost-per-thousand) and CPCs (cost-per-click) and can be paused or managed at any time. Larger audiences may also qualify for programmatic sponsorship through one of SpeechKit’s advertising partners.

Real-Time Analytics

Track, analyse and optimize your audio strategy with granular audio analytics. This premium feature provides paid customers with metrics including listens, audio completion rates, audio click through, audio retention and device type. Performance may be broken down per article for trend analysis, distribution optimization and commercial decision making. Analytics can be accessed in the SpeechKit dashboard and are available with all paid plans.

Premium Product

Access to SpeechKit is free for 5 stories per month. Upgrade to a paid plan in the dashboard for more audio versions and access to premium features, including Real-Time Analytics, Programmatic Ad Placement, Smart Speaker Integration and our Audio API.

Screenshots

Reviews

June 2, 2019
Followed installation instructions. Published a test page. No widget shown. Uninstalled.
March 26, 2019
Very happy with the support and the plugin! Enabling the ability to convert our articles to listenable has been well received by our audience. Another great benefit is becoming more ADA / WCAG compliant. Have integrated with Alexa as well and can't wait to do so with Google Home!
February 20, 2019
It is a great product, but I would like to upload my own audio. On your website, there is an Upload mp3 file button, but not matter what mp3 I choose, it fails after a couple of seconds. The status bar has a red vertical line on the left with the word Failed after it. I tried to send you and email and wrote on the forum, but you haven't responded.
February 18, 2019
Hi Speechkit, This is an amazing plugin for wordpress. But I have a case that Speechkit can be used perfectly. I'm an english teacher. Recently, I want to build an elearning website for my students to practice at home. But one of my needs is that student voice recognition after they learn words or sentences. I want to have a plugin that students can record their voice and the text appears in a text box, that they can see if their pronunciation is correct or not. Is there any chance that I could use Speechkit for that purpose? Thanks you!
December 18, 2018
South Africa is a country with a high illiteracy rate, extremely expensive data and the competition among online news platforms is fierce. Speechkit has helped UnCensored stand out by making it easy and faster for our readers to access our content through listening rather than reading. The figures speak for themselves. Audio engagement per article is way above average customers and grew 38% in October and grew an additional 16% in November. Average Listen Per article grew 23% in November to 3 minutes 29 seconds! Easy and useful.
October 25, 2018
The plugin is simple to use and adds great functionality to the site. Any support request is promptly and courteously dealt with. This is a fantastic plugin which allows people to listen to content whilst doing other things.
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Contributors & Developers

“SpeechKit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “SpeechKit” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Change log

2.9.4

Release date: 23rd March 2020

Enhancements

  • Removed unnecessary checkboxes and formatting from the SpeechKit Meta Box.
  • Refactored Speechkit_Admin::publish_post_hook into smaller methods which can be unit tested.
  • Refactored Speechkit_Admin::speechkit_callback to receive params, for unit testing.

Fixes

  • Fix Generate Audio checkbox issues.

See the previous changelogs here.