Discord comes with a TTS (text-to-speech) feature that works better than expected. It is best used for allowing the mute to have a voice when in chat. It’s also great for people lacking a microphone but wants to communicate via audio in the chat. However, there are times when the feature can malfunction, but luckily for all, it’s not hard to have it up and running again.
Discord Text-to-Speech not working on Windows PC
Fixing this problem is easier than you think, but it still requires some effort on your part. The information below will help a great deal so keep reading.
- Refresh Discord text-to-speech
- Open the Discord app
- Navigate to the Settings area
- Go to the Accessibility settings
- Disable text-to-speech
- Log out and log back in
- Turn on text-to-speech
- Edit text-to-speech notification settings
- Go back to the Settings section of Discord
- Navigate to Notifications
- Choose the For all channels option
- Fix issues relating to your audio
1] Refresh Discord text-to-speech
We believe the best way to solve the text-to-speech problem on Discord is to refresh the feature. Let us look at how to get this done in a timely manner, shall we?
Open the Discord app
To begin, you must first launch Discord on your Windows computer. You can do this by double-clicking on the icon located on your desktop, or the one found on the Taskbar if you’ve placed it there. Alternatively, you could look to the Start Menu for the Discord icon.
Navigate to the Settings area
Once the Discord app is up and running, it’s now time to open the Settings area. Do this by clicking on the gear icon at the lower-left corner of the app.
Go to the Accessibility settings
From the now opened Settings section, please look to the left panel for Accessibility. It should be located under App Settings, so you shouldn’t be able to miss it.
In order to disable the text-to-speech function, you must now locate the Text-to-Speech option, and from there, click on the toggle button next to Allow playback and usage of /tts command to disable it.
Log out and log back in
Go ahead and log out of Discord, then log in again. This should fully ensure TTS is off.
Turn on text-to-speech
Return to the same Accessibility section and turn off text-to-speech by toggling Allow playback and usage of /tts command, and that’s it. All your problems should now be fixed, so go on ahead and check if things are working as they should.
2] Edit text-to-speech notification settings
If everything above fails to work accordingly, then your best bet, then, is to tweak the text-to-speech notification settings. This is a simple task to get done, so follow closely.
Go back to the Settings section of Discord
If you haven’t opened Discord yet, please do, then from the lower-left corner, go ahead and select the gear icon.
Navigate to Notifications
OK, so under the App Settings area on the left panel, you must click on Notifications. You will see a bunch of options here, but not all are important at this time.
Choose the For all channels option
Scroll down and be sure to click the circle next to For all channels. You should find this under Text-to-Speech Notifications.
Restart the Discord app and check if things are working as they should.
Fix issues relating to your audio
Windows 11/10 from time to time can have audio problems, and these same problems can affect how text-to-speech works in Discord. So, what do we suggest, then? Well, you can read how to fix Sound and Audio problems.
Does TTS work on Discord mobile?
Yes, the text-to-speech feature works just fine on Discord mobile, which is a good thing from our point of view.
Is Discord ok for children?
Discord is a social network and like all such networks, there will be adult content and themes available. There are channels on Discord that have warnings pertaining to adult content, so for children to use the platform, parents must get involved in some shape or form.