You may download and install this plugin on your Android device from the link below or from Amazon App Store.
TTS+ Plugin is an enhanced Text-To-Speech plugin for FBReader for Android, the popular free eBook reader created by geometerplus. The plugin module created by Hyperionics and offered here has several enhancements over the original TTS Plugin created by FBReader author:
I hope you'll enjoy listening to your books with this enhanced plugin. I have more ideas for its improvement, and will gladly listen to your suggestions and comments as well - post them in our TTS+ Plugin Forum.
NOTE: Some user comments posted on our Play Store pages relate to the specific TTS Engine and voice they are using, to to this Plugin product, e.g. "can't pronounce contractions", "cannot stand this voice", "stops on ..." - in these cases please try another TTS Engine and voice (e.g. download from Play Store and select between IVONA, SVOX Classic, Acapella...)
Greg at Hyperionics
* For Android 4 (ICS) and higher, added a better lookup
of TTS engines, languages and voices.
* Many bug fixes and performance improvements
* On Android 4 and above, you can now select a TTS Engine
different from system default for the Plugin to use - click "More..." button,
* The playback control buttons have now labels that are spoken when using TalkBack.
* Added Bulgarian translation
* Provided an option to use network speech synthesis also on cell networks.
* Added option to use network speech synthesis. Works
under Android 4.1 JellyBean and newer, for now only with Google TTS engine.
Works only if connected via WiFi, offering much better voice quality than local
* Several bug fixes and performance improvements.
* Added option to keep screen on during reading
* Option to auto-start reading when Bluetooth headset connected - click "More..." settings button, then turn on "Start talking when headset connected"
"Set Language" button let's you choose also voice (speaker name) for TTS engines with multiple voices per language, e.g. Acapela, SVOX Classic.
Performance improvements and bug fixes.
Fixing crash upon return from TTS Settings.
Fixing "long pauses between sentences" problem on some hardware.
Removed "examine application stack" permission, found a better and more reliable way to decide when to start TTS speech when headset button pressed.
More but fixes... Works really well for me now :)
Restoring bottom margin correctly even if plugin crashes.
Added an option to start talking when main FBReader is on top and you press headset "play" button. On by default, if unwanted, turn off in "More..." settings. Also works for plugging in a wired headset, if appropriate option is turned on as well.
A small bug fix (crash when reading a "paragraph" of 0 length)
Work-around a bug in Google TTS Engine under jellybean (would not start correctly until all voices for German, Spanish, French and Italian were installed).
Correcting pronunciation of ellipses (...), long dash and non-breaking space.
Disabled ACRA error reporting, and the Internet permission needed for it - there are no more useful error reports coming that way.
Added WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission, needed to TTS activation on some devices.
More bug fixes from incoming crash reports.
English abbreviation replacements did not work with the original, unmodified version of FBReader. This resulted in reading phrases like "Mr. Brown" with a long pause after Mr., as if it was the end of sentence.
Removed "read logs" permission, turns out it's not necessary for our debugging needs.
The error reporting added in ver. 1.4.7 helped me to localize and fix several bugs, including possible crashes. Big "Thank you!" to everyone who clicked the button to send me the crash info!
Added error reporting.
Asks about installing TTS language data, if the language required for current book is not installed.
Added "Add a new language..." option to the language choice screen.
Small improvements to sentence extractor, e.g. will read initials like T. J. Smith without long pauses after each dot.
Updated Russian translation