Speak Incoming SMS?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by PurpleSunday, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. PurpleSunday

    PurpleSunday Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    I'm looking for a way to hear incoming SMS messages (full message, not just an alert) while I'm driving - setup as a smart action when I connect my bluetooth, a simple on/off widget, notification bar toggle, etc. I tried Vlingo In-Car Beta, and it worked for a while but now it crashes all the time and I uninstalled it. I tried the Assistant App a couple times for a couple different reasons, and uninstalled it.

    I'm using Handcent SMS. I see there's an option under Settings for Speech, but that seems a little cumbersome to go in and toggle that all the time. And I've found a lot of text to voice apps that simply replace Google's default voice. But I care more about toggling it on/off than I care about what it sounds like.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. PurpleSunday

    PurpleSunday Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    Never mind. After googling some more, I think I found one - Drive Safe.ly
     
  3. 94lt1

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    12,602
    Likes Received:
    1,327
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +1,418
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo
    Glad to see you found drive safely.. that's what I was going to suggest :) hope it does what you need it too. :)

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
     
  4. drew96dawg

    drew96dawg Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,106
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mobile Al
    Ratings:
    +26
    Ive never tried skyvi while driving but it does read messages to you

    Sent from my DROID2 using Xparent Blue Tapatalk 2
     
  5. PurpleSunday

    PurpleSunday Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    Thanks. I tried skyvi too. I didn't like "her" either. I forget why.
     
  6. drew96dawg

    drew96dawg Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,106
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Mobile Al
    Ratings:
    +26
    I didnt like it because it was creepy, i told it i was going to uninstall her and it said "it will be harder than that to get rid of me"

    Sent from my DROID2 using Xparent Blue Tapatalk 2
     
  7. 94lt1

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    12,602
    Likes Received:
    1,327
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +1,418
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo
    Wow drew... lmao

    FEEL THE POWER OF DROID!!!! :lifting::icon_censored: feel it....Feel IT!!! FEEL IIIIIIIIIT!!!!:biggrin:
     
  8. PurpleSunday

    PurpleSunday Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    I've tried both DriveSafe.ly and SMS Reader and I can't get either one to speak my texts. Vlingo was working for a while, but then it kept crashing and stopped speaking my texts too. So somewhere along the way I must've messed up a setting in Handcent and/or my system settings. I'm a little confused about the first option in Handcent Speech Settings - Use Google text-to-speech service or Use Eyes-Free text-to-speech service. But I've tried both options and I haven't had any luck with either option. Any ideas???
     
  9. Ghostwheel

    Ghostwheel Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Ratings:
    +7
    Sounds skeevy. :biggrin:
     
  10. PurpleSunday

    PurpleSunday Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +2
    I finally got to the bottom of it. I uninstalled Handcent (to reset all the settings back to default), and started over again testing various settings along the way. Under Application Settings, the Default Message Application option has to be disabled. A while back I remember switching that option to All - which I've since learned completely blocks other apps, including TTS services. Vlingo now works. FYI - I read some other threads that said TTS Type has to be unchecked, but right now I have it checked and it's working just fine.

    Hopefully I won't have any creepy experiences with Vlingo like Drew had with Skyvi. :icon_eek:
     
Search tags for this page
droid razr maxx speak sms
,

galaxy s3 text to speech messages

,
google text to speech for text messaging droid razr
,
handcent speak text
,
handcent text to speech
,
how can i hear my text messages on a droid razr m
,
how do you get your galaxy s3 to stop speaking your text mes
,
samsung galaxy s3 speak text messages
,
sms reader for razr
,
why speak for my message