Tune Announcer

Tune Announcer


Speaks the Songs and Toasts the Tracks.


ANNOUNCER

Tune Announcer speaks the track name and artist when playing music using the built in 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 free version only lightly toasts, about 1/3 of the time. For well done toasts, go Pro.

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

Toasts can be enabled and disabled independently of the Announcements.

Pro version is available with additional functionality:

- no adverts
- toggle widget for speech
- notification icon
- configure the application to ignore certain characters and symbols when speaking.
- well done toast
- speak album name
- free format speech mode allows you to choose what parts to say and where to place them.
- option to ignore all text in brackets when speaking.
- tasker support to enable or disable toasting and announcements
- force all speech to be in English (British)
- limited support for Google Music
- speak at the end of the track, rather than the beginning
- network based speech synthesis for a more natural speech sound

See the website for more details.

Text To Speech
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Your device MUST support Text to Speech and be configured to use it. Tune Announcer won't work if you haven't configured Text to Speech. Check your Settings under Language and ensure that Text to Speech works.

Scobbling
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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.


NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, CONTACT THE DEVELOPERS. IT CAN'T BE FIXED IF YOU DON'T REPORT THE PROBLEM. Leaving a comment below saying it 'doesn't work' is useless and helps no-one -> we're looking at you Xperia folks in particular. If you've got time to leave a negative comment, then you've got time to email.

Recent changes:
v3.0.0

+ 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.


More details on our Google+ site https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113750147836457488590/
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Free
76
3.8
User ratings
100
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
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File size
528 kb
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About Tune Announcer
Speaks the Songs and Toasts the Tracks.


ANNOUNCER

Tune Announcer speaks the track name and artist when playing music using the built in 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 free version only lightly toasts, about 1/3 of the time. For well done toasts, go Pro.

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

Toasts can be enabled and disabled independently of the Announcements.

Pro version is available with additional functionality:

- no adverts
- toggle widget for speech
- notification icon
- configure the application to ignore certain characters and symbols when speaking.
- well done toast
- speak album name
- free format speech mode allows you to choose what parts to say and where to place them.
- option to ignore all text in brackets when speaking.
- tasker support to enable or disable toasting and announcements
- force all speech to be in English (British)
- limited support for Google Music
- speak at the end of the track, rather than the beginning
- network based speech synthesis for a more natural speech sound

See the website for more details.

Text To Speech
==============

Your device MUST support Text to Speech and be configured to use it. Tune Announcer won't work if you haven't configured Text to Speech. Check your Settings under Language and ensure that Text to Speech works.

Scobbling
=========

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.


NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, CONTACT THE DEVELOPERS. IT CAN'T BE FIXED IF YOU DON'T REPORT THE PROBLEM. Leaving a comment below saying it 'doesn't work' is useless and helps no-one -> we're looking at you Xperia folks in particular. If you've got time to leave a negative comment, then you've got time to email.

Recent changes:
v3.0.0

+ 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.


More details on our Google+ site https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113750147836457488590/

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User reviews of Tune Announcer
Very useful when listening to music whilst exercising and can't see the screen. Developer comment: If you have problems, then email me with all the details and I'll investigate. I've been running it daily on a Desire with 2.2 and not experienced a problem.
Oct 7, 2010
Good but far too loud, even on lowest setting before mute, volume needs finer control. Oh, and it just crashed twice in 5 minutes. :( great idea tho
Sep 17, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 3, 2014
EXCELLENT, JUST WAS I LOOKING FOR!
A Google User
Feb 17, 2014
Great app! The only problem I found is that I can't hear the announcement via Bluetooth in car... Volume is very low.
A Google User
Jan 9, 2014
Almost Great idea. Crashes xt1080m 4.2.2 sensor player
A Google User
Jul 14, 2013
Stops Why does the music stops when the screen is off? Now if i want to listen to music the screen must be on... :(
A Google User
Jun 24, 2013
Speech barely above a whisper Couldn't even get it working well enough in the test screen.Unable to get spoken text loud enough, even after cranking volume up in system and app. Also fails to speak at all sometimes.