No speech on Chromebook

Words are only spoken in US English or not spoken at all.


Chrome OS no longer has a UK English voice installed by default.

To download and install it:

  1. Click the 3-dot button in the top-right corner of a Chrome window and choose Settings.
  2. In the top search bar, start typing manage accessibility features and click the result when it appears.
  3. Click Text-to-Speech voice settings.
  4. Near the bottom, click Settings next to Chrome OS built-in text-to-speech extension.
  5. Click Install next to Chrome OS UK English (there are two) and wait until the button changes to Uninstall.

To select the voice in our apps:

  1. Click the Settings (cog) icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Click Speech and then Voice.
  3. Select the Chrome OS UK English voice.

About this article
13th May 2019
Last revised
13th May 2019
Applies to
  • Clicker Communicator for Chromebook
  • Clicker Connect for Chromebook
  • Clicker Docs for Chromebook
  • Clicker Sentences for Chromebook
  • Clicker Writer for Chromebook
  • DocsPlus Universal for Chromebook