Adjusting the Voice, Speed, and Volume of Narrator in Windows 11

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This article provides a detailed guide on how to customize the Narrator’s voice, speed, pitch, and volume in Windows 11 using Narrator settings in the Windows Settings app. The Narrator, a screen-reading app, aids those with vision limitations and has functionalities like sending emails, browsing the web, and document writing. Users can install additional natural…

This article explains how to change the Narrator’s voice, speed, pitch, and volume in Windows 11.

The Narrator app is a screen-reading app built into Windows. It helps those with limited vision or who cannot see the text clearly on their screen. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text, links, and buttons.

The Narrator has also been improved and integrated into Windows, including sending emails, browsing the web, and writing documents.

If you don’t like the current Narrator’s voice, you can install additional natural voices to suit your taste. Natural voices leverage state-of-the-art text-to-speech on devices with Windows.

Through the Narrator settings pane, users can also change the Narrator’s voice, speed, pitch, and volume.

Customize Narrator settings

As described above, users can use the Narrator’s natural voice to leverage state-of-the-art text-to-speech on their Windows devices. Not only can you change the voice, but you can also change the speed, pitch, and volume.

Here’s how to do that.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Accessibility button on the left.

windows 11 accessibility tile
Windows 11 accessibility tile

Select the Narrator tile on the right to expand it.

Windows 11 add or remove natural voices to the narrator app

On the Accessibility -> Narrator setting pane, select the “Choose a voice” tile under “Narrator’s voices.”

Use the drop-down arrow (caret) to list the available voices one can use with Narrator. Select one from the list to use as your Narrator’s voice.

Change Narrator voice, speed, pitch and volume in Windows 11

Select the second drop-down arrow (caret) to expand the tile on the Choose a voice tile. Then change or adjust the settings for the following Narrator’s features:

  • Speed – Use the slider to change the speed. Or press the Narrator + the Plus sign or Narrator + the Minus sign to change the voice speed.
  • Pitch – Use the slider to change the pitch.
  • Volume – Use the slider to change the volume. Or press the Narrator + CTRL + the Plus sign or Narrator + CTRL + the Minus sign to change the volume.
Change Narrator voice, speed, pitch and volume in Windows 11

When you are done, exit the Settings app.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change the Narrator’s voice, speed, pitch, and volume in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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