Read2Go - changing voices
Submitted by steven carey on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
iOS & iPadOS
Dear All, Is it possible to change the voice that is used to read books in the ReadToGo app? I live in the UK and would sometimes prefer an English sounding voice, especially when reading non-fiction books. I prefer the standard USA voices on fiction books that are based in the States (just like the RNIB DAISY audio books that are availible in the UK from authors like Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver and Tom Clancy) but when I'm reading academic books and ones of a non-fiction nature, I'd like to use the British English standard voice. If it is possible, how do I do it? I have read quite a lot in the past on this forum concerning ReadTo Go and agree that the app is quite expensive, especially as I am restricted in the content I can download as a UK resident but the app is much better now than it was when I first downloaded it last March. However, I would like to see a much wider variety of voices, rather than just Ryan and Heather. How can we put pressure on Book Share to do this? Many thanks, Steve.
Read2Go has only two voices in the settings menu, which are American English in nature. I was aware of this information a while ago, and I found that it was still the same after I checked it today. I don't know when they'll include new voices, because the release notes haven't discussed any details about this topic. Perhaps you can contact Bookshare by double-tapping the "app support" page and asking them if they could feature more voices later.