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In the context of Text-to-Speech (TTS), streaming technology enables instant speech responses from voice agents, creating a more seamless and natural conversational experience for users.

Traditional TTS vs. Streaming TTS

Traditionally, TTS systems require the entire text to be submitted and processed before audio can be played back. This approach means a delay between the request and the delivery of the spoken word, especially noticeable with long texts.

On the other hand, Streaming TTS begins to deliver audio content as soon as the first words are synthesized. This method doesn't wait for the entire text to be converted into speech. Instead, it processes the text in segments and starts playing those segments immediately, leading to a more fluid and natural interaction.

Streaming in Voice Gateway

Voice Gateway integrates streaming capabilities with the ElevenLabs provider.

To enable streaming for voice agent, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Voice Gateway Self-Service Portal.
  2. In the left-side menu, select Speech.
  3. On the Speech services page, navigate to the existing Evenlabs speech service (if previously created) or create a new one by clicking Add speech service.
  4. On the Add Speech service page, enable the Use Streaming option. Note that the Use for text-to-speech option must also be activated.
  5. (Optional) To ensure a smoother and more tailored TTS output, customize the streaming settings. These settings include parameters for optimizing streaming latency, stability, similarity boost, and speaker boost. To configure these settings, activate Extra Options at the end of the page and change the desired parameters.
  6. Click Save.

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