# PicoTTS (text-to-speech)
Component Type: Actuator (Subcategory: Audio and Voice)
The PicoTTS component creates speech output of given input text.
This component uses the picoTTS binary to create a temporary wavefile, which is played after creation.
Linux environment only!
Please install the pico2wave binary with following command (on Debian/Ubuntu based platforms):
“sudo apt install libttspico-utils”
If this plugin is not working (no speech output), please ensure, that the aplay command is available.
# Input Port Description
- input [string]: The text sentence, which will be converted into speech.
- language [choice]: Defines the output language. Available by picoTTS: English (UK/US), German, Italian, Spanish, French