Questions regarding the Azure text to speech service

James Troy 21 Reputation points
2022-11-01T22:20:21.817+00:00

Dear Sir or Madam -

I want to use Azure Text to Speech to generate audio content for podcast episodes or Youtube videos that will be available to the public.

These are the questions I have -

1) Am I allowed to use the TTS audio content in that way ?

2) Are there any additional fees for using the TTS audio content in this manner ?

3) Do I have to include an acknowledgement that Azure TTS content is included in the audio ?

4) If required, does the acknowledgement have to be in the spoken audio itself, or may I put it in the descriptive text that accompanies the podcast / video ?

Thank you.

James Troy

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  1. romungi-MSFT 43,681 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-11-02T12:48:51.15+00:00

    @James Troy Yes, you can use the Azure speech service TTS for personal and commercial purposes as long as you are using an Azure subscription/resource that is not running on free credits i.e your subscription should not be a student subscription or a subscription which uses the free initial credits.

    As long as your resource uses the free or standard pricing tier you can use the TTS feature to provide audio in the required voice and language for your content. If you are using custom neural voices, then please ensure to follow the responsible AI principles to disclose the usage of custom neural voices. For all other scenarios, you can wish to include/not include the acknowledgement.

    The charges for the usage of the service is based on pricing of the service as documented on the pricing page. No additional royalty charges will be added for usage of the same in your audio.

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