Lot of categories here but no one about TTS.
And know what ? Apart ourselves, who spend time installing, developing, debugging and talking to snips, all other house (business ?) member mainly know snips for her voice
And actually, it’s nice to get picotts voice, because it’s free … But it is seriously lacking.
Voice is really monotonous, if not robotic. In french, a lot of english words we use everyday are just unusable… Try to send “Bon week-end”, you will avoid that …, etc …
For example, I’m listening music on a kodi device at home. I use snips to ask her to play jazz, pop etc. I have the code to ask her who is playing which song, but with a lot of english artists / song titles, I just disable this skill …
I think that to stay reliable and fast, we have to stay cloudless (full local tts). I don’t know exactly which other solution exist (I tried a few online, most were better).
But just so you know it, I’m ready to pay to buy a really usable, nice voice for my home.
I use quiet a lot TTS, for things to not forget at home, and on morning / evening connected to a netatmo welcome who recognizes us and can talk to us personally. A good voice would open a lot more use of TTS.
I know Snips team is aware of this and are looking for solution, just wanted to put a big vote on this side of snips