Global Text-to-Speech (Software, Services) Market Forecast to 2026 with Nuance Communication, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Dominating – | Financial Buzz

Global Text-to-Speech (Software, Services) Market Forecast to 2026 with Nuance Communication, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Dominating –

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The global text-to-speech market was valued at USD 2 billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach USD 5 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 14.6% during the forecast period.

The rising demand for handheld devices, increased government spending on education for differently-abled, the dependence of the growing elderly population on technology, and the rising number of people with different learning disabilities or learning styles are factors driving the growth of the text-to-speech market. However, the lack of prosody and pronunciation of naturally occurring speech may restrain the growth of the market during the review period.

Large Enterprises are the leading adopters of text-to-speech software and services in 2020

Large enterprises are the leading adopters of text-to-speech software and services with the increasing need for speech recognition, virtual assistants, and chatbots. Hence, large enterprises accounted for significant share in 2020. SMEs have been gradually recognizing the importance of text-to-speech solutions and have started deploying them to enhance customer experience and gain a leading edge in the market. Owing to the availability of cost-effective cloud solutions, text-to-speech software and services are expected to witness a prominent growth rate among SMEs during the forecast period.

English and Mandarin Chinese, by language in the text-to-speech market, will hold the highest and second-highest share in the coming years

The demand for English and Mandarin Chinese languages in text-to-speech software tends to increase as roughly 1.1 billion or 15% of the global population can speak English followed by Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, and Spanish. The English language holds a major share of the text-to-speech market in 2020 while the market for Spanish is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

APAC is attributed to grow at the highest CAGR in the text-to-speech market during the forecast period

APAC is witnessing increased traction for speech recognition solutions integrated with text-to-speech due to growing penetration of AI, analytics, and IoT devices in the region. This is creating a favorable market environment, and the region is witnessing rising adoption of voice-activated technology in the Asian markets, such as India, China, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, and Singapore. The countries are developing various favorable policies to increase AI penetration among enterprises for improving industry performance and customer experience.

This has proliferated the use of Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA), chatbots, and smart speakers in the daily activities of people. In Japan and China, text-to-speech systems have been deployed at airports and ATMs. Other countries, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia, are looking forward to integrating new technologies into their businesses.

The market is dominated by Nuance Communication (US), Microsoft Corporation (US), IBM Corporation (US), Google, Inc. (US) and (US).

Market Dynamics


  • Rising Preference for Handheld Devices
  • Increased Government Spending on Education of Differently-Abled Students
  • Dependence of Growing Elderly Population on Technology
  • Increasing Number of People with Different Learning Disabilities


  • Complexity in Generating Prosody and Pronunciation of Naturally Occurring Speech


  • Seamless Communication Between Human Beings and Robots
  • Growing Artificial Intelligence Market
  • Text-To-Speech Solutions for Temporarily and Permanently Disabled Students
  • Growing Inclination Toward Cloud-Based Deployment Mode


  • Creation of a Generic Acoustic Database That Covers Language Variations
  • Slow Network Speed in a Few Regions Limits Adoption of Cloud-Based Text-To-Speech Services

Supply Chain Analysis

  • Core Industry Segments
  • Research and Product Development
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • End-users

Technology Trends

  • Adoption of Text-To-Speech Solutions by People with Listening Disabilities or Listening Fatigue
  • Role of AI in Text-To-Speech Market

Regulatory Implications

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Office of Communications
  • Polish Civil Code
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • General Data Protection Regulation

Company Profiles

Key Players

  • Nuance Communications
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Sensory Inc.
  • Readspeaker
  • LumenVox LLC
  • Acapela Group
  • CereProc
  • Speech Enabled Software Technologies (SESTEK)
  • iFlytek

Other Company Profiles

  • TextSpeak
  • Nextup Technologies
  • iSpeech
  • Nexmo Inc.
  • Baidu, Inc.
  • Facebook Research
  • Govivace
  • GL Communications

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