Microsoft Azure Text-to-Speech - Commercial usage

Perth560 6 Reputation points
2021-07-02T03:23:25.227+00:00

Microsoft Azure TTS in Commercial Settings - can the audio files, the voice outputs from the text I put into Microsoft Azure's Text-to-Speech be used in a commercial/business setting?
If so, must I seek out separate permission or a license from Microsoft?
And lastly, must royalties be paid for each time that audio is played? Or simply, am I the owner of that audio file?
When I say in a business setting, it is to be used in an instruction manual videos.

Outside of the below fees
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/cognitive-services/speech-services/
is there anything I must pay in order to use the audio files?

Later if they are used in say a YouTube video, will I be requested to take them down or to pay a fee?

If there is any documentation that says any of the above definitively, I would most greatly appreciate if someone could provide me with that!
Am desperately searching for an answer...

Many thanks!

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An Azure service that integrates speech processing into apps and services.
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  1. romungi-MSFT 41,861 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-07-02T06:17:54.537+00:00

    @Perth560 Yes, you can use the audio files and text generated from TTS or STT for commercial use. Please ensure you are using a speech resource that is billed for your subscription. The billing will be based on the pricing as mentioned in the pricing page. If you are using a free account or credit you should upgrade to Pay as you go and use the selected tier.

    You need not seek permission or license or pay loyalty to MS for using the output files generated from your resource as long as you use your own content as input to the service. Please ensure to follow certain responsible guidelines listed here while using synthetic voices in your applications and ensure proper disclosures.

    You can lookup more details about the compliance and privacy terms from here. I hope this helps.