Apr 302011

ITunesSpeak is a very simple program I made for iTunes on Windows that uses voice synthesis to read aloud the name of the song currently playing.

This can be useful if you put your music on random and people keep asking you “What’s that tune?

Once launched, the program sits in the system tray (icons on the bottom, beside the clock) and offers a simple menu.

There is no installation; simply open the archive and execute the application.

Photo of the menu

You can download it here


If you have any ideas for improvements, let me know.

The source code is available on request. It is based on the iTunes SDK and Microsoft SAPI (Text to speech TTS), both communicating with COM.

  One Response to “ITunesSpeak: An automated voice announcer for iTunes (Windows)”

  1. Love the app! I would be awesome if it could accommodate gapless playback by fading the song while it’s being announced. also for short songs/intros if it could skip the info after the short song and announce the second song after it has been played. Example: Tune: (short song info) [plays the short song] [flows into next song] That was (previous tune/artist) now here’s (next tune/artist).

    Thank you! Great app!

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