Tune Announcer Pro

Tune Announcer Pro


ANNOUNCER

This application speaks the track name, artist and album title when playing music using the default media players, or others that support scrobbling.

It's useful if you have a large music collection and cannot see the screen to check the names, e.g whilst exercising.

It uses the native Text-to-Speech capabilities of the device to speak. If you don't like the way it speaks, or pronounces words, then download an alternative TTS provider for your device. Try the SVOX ones, they may be better!


TOASTER

Tune Announcer also toasts the song details whilst speaking. Shows the album cover, track name, artist and album name.

The details of the tune pop up are large enough to be comfortably and safely read whilst driving.

Toasts can be enabled and disabled independently of the Announcements.

TASKER Support

Tasker can be used to create Action Intent Tasks that enable or disable Tune Pop and Announcements. See this blog for more details : http://softwyer.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/tasker-support-for-tune-announcer-pro/

Pro version has:

- toggle widget
- notification icon
- configure the application to ignore certain characters and symbols when speaking.
- option to ignore all text in brackets () & []
- well done toast
- speak in English option (British)
- speak album name
- free format speech mode allows you to choose what parts to say and where to place them.
- tasker support.
- speak at the end of the track, rather than the beginning.
- Google's network sourced speech synthesis

SPEAK AT END OF TRACK

This relies on the track containing a reasonable estimate of the time as well as it being scrobbled correctly. Scrobble Droid, Google Music, Double Twist and the Built in Android/HTC players all seem to be OK for scrobbling track length.

If you fast forward through a track, or pause it, then there will be no speech at the end. Android does not scrobble this information.

Toasts always appear at the start of the track, regardless of 'speak at end' setting.

SPEECH VOLUME

On some devices the speech volume can be quiet, especially when played through headphones or over bluetooth. Unfortunately this is a limitation of the device and Android OS. We can't fix these problems so please try the free version before buying the paid version.

PRE-REQUISITES

For Tune Announcer to work, your music player MUST support SCROBBLING. Tune Announcer supports a variety of common scrobble formats and will work with most players that implement scrobbling. Some players require that you enable scrobbling in their settings. Furthermore, some players won't scrobble unless you install the LastFM scrobble client. Usually, it is enough just to install it, you don't always need to register with LastFM to scrobble.

Turn on Tune Announcer's debug mode and play music. If you don't get any 'toast' messages with debug scrobble information, then your music player is not scrobbling. Either change your music player's settings, or change your music player. Tune Announcer is NOT psychic, it requires the player to scrobble.

To speak, your device must have an Text-to-Speech service built in. All modern Android OS's will have this, though you may need to enable or download the speech libraries. Check your Android OS Settings under Language and Input.

As always, please email us with any issues so that we can fix them! Feature requests are always welcome.

Recent changes:
v3.0.1

+ Word substitutions are made against whole words - prevents Kraftwork from being spoken as Kra featuring work ;-)

v3.0.0

+ New feature to substitute words.
+ Major UI overhaul for settings.
+ Older Android OS versions no longer supported (pre OS4)
+ TTS Speed and Pitch options removed as they are no longer supported in later Android OS.


Further details on Google+ here -> https://plus.google.com/113750147836457488590
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About Tune Announcer Pro
ANNOUNCER

This application speaks the track name, artist and album title when playing music using the default media players, or others that support scrobbling.

It's useful if you have a large music collection and cannot see the screen to check the names, e.g whilst exercising.

It uses the native Text-to-Speech capabilities of the device to speak. If you don't like the way it speaks, or pronounces words, then download an alternative TTS provider for your device. Try the SVOX ones, they may be better!


TOASTER

Tune Announcer also toasts the song details whilst speaking. Shows the album cover, track name, artist and album name.

The details of the tune pop up are large enough to be comfortably and safely read whilst driving.

Toasts can be enabled and disabled independently of the Announcements.

TASKER Support

Tasker can be used to create Action Intent Tasks that enable or disable Tune Pop and Announcements. See this blog for more details : http://softwyer.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/tasker-support-for-tune-announcer-pro/

Pro version has:

- toggle widget
- notification icon
- configure the application to ignore certain characters and symbols when speaking.
- option to ignore all text in brackets () & []
- well done toast
- speak in English option (British)
- speak album name
- free format speech mode allows you to choose what parts to say and where to place them.
- tasker support.
- speak at the end of the track, rather than the beginning.
- Google's network sourced speech synthesis

SPEAK AT END OF TRACK

This relies on the track containing a reasonable estimate of the time as well as it being scrobbled correctly. Scrobble Droid, Google Music, Double Twist and the Built in Android/HTC players all seem to be OK for scrobbling track length.

If you fast forward through a track, or pause it, then there will be no speech at the end. Android does not scrobble this information.

Toasts always appear at the start of the track, regardless of 'speak at end' setting.

SPEECH VOLUME

On some devices the speech volume can be quiet, especially when played through headphones or over bluetooth. Unfortunately this is a limitation of the device and Android OS. We can't fix these problems so please try the free version before buying the paid version.

PRE-REQUISITES

For Tune Announcer to work, your music player MUST support SCROBBLING. Tune Announcer supports a variety of common scrobble formats and will work with most players that implement scrobbling. Some players require that you enable scrobbling in their settings. Furthermore, some players won't scrobble unless you install the LastFM scrobble client. Usually, it is enough just to install it, you don't always need to register with LastFM to scrobble.

Turn on Tune Announcer's debug mode and play music. If you don't get any 'toast' messages with debug scrobble information, then your music player is not scrobbling. Either change your music player's settings, or change your music player. Tune Announcer is NOT psychic, it requires the player to scrobble.

To speak, your device must have an Text-to-Speech service built in. All modern Android OS's will have this, though you may need to enable or download the speech libraries. Check your Android OS Settings under Language and Input.

As always, please email us with any issues so that we can fix them! Feature requests are always welcome.

Recent changes:
v3.0.1

+ Word substitutions are made against whole words - prevents Kraftwork from being spoken as Kra featuring work ;-)

v3.0.0

+ New feature to substitute words.
+ Major UI overhaul for settings.
+ Older Android OS versions no longer supported (pre OS4)
+ TTS Speed and Pitch options removed as they are no longer supported in later Android OS.


Further details on Google+ here -> https://plus.google.com/113750147836457488590

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A Google User
Jun 21, 2014
Worth every penny Does what it says - voice is only as good as your tts engine but the app itself is flawless. Very customisable and one of the few apps on the Play Store of its kind
A Google User
Jun 3, 2014
Fantastic software! Definitely a must have for driving or running. Very well written! I couldn't ask for a better software. I love using this while driving so that I don't have to exit my navigation app to see what song is playing. Also great for the gym or while running. Sometimes you just aren't in the mood for a song and need to skip before it really gets started. It also works well with streaming apps such as Milk Music. Developers are very proactive, and even quickly implemented one of my suggested features.
A Google User
Apr 12, 2014
Love it even more... Still using today with my note 3
A Google User
Mar 14, 2014
Very handy app.. Very usefull app.I have a lot of songs on phone and cannot remember all songs .Handy when i go for a run/driving and a song plays and i don't like song As i know name /or artist ,I can delete song later from phone ! Been using app for long time ,works fine .No problem( Note 3 ) Thanks for updates.
A Google User
Feb 6, 2014
Works Great! Great app for when you can't take your eyes off of something, or you want an easy and quick way to see what song just started playing. Very friendly and willing developer!