AwesomeTTS for Anki

Easily add text-to-speech to your Anki cards


Getting AwesomeTTS installed is quick and easy.


AwesomeTTS only supports Anki 2.0.x. The add-on will not work with the newer Anki 2.1.x.

As an add-on, AwesomeTTS cannot be run on its own. If you have not already done so, please visit the Anki website to download an installation package for your computer.

Linux Users

If you are a Linux user, you can probably obtain Anki from your package manager, but you might need to check that you have all needed dependencies installed.

For audio playback, both Anki and AwesomeTTS depend on MPlayer (or software with an MPlayer-like interface), which can be obtained on most distributions by installing the mplayer or mplayer2 package.

Additionally, AwesomeTTS converts some services’ raw output to MP3s using the LAME MP3 Encoder, which can be similarly obtained on most distributions with the lame package.

Getting the Current Release

Tools menu showing an “Add-ons” submenu
Anki’s “Tools” menu
Dialog box showing 301952613 in its “Code” field
Anki’s “Install Add-on” dialog

The current release of the add-on can be downloaded directly from within Anki. From Anki’s main window…

  1. go to the Tools menu
  2. open the Add-ons submenu
  3. select Browse & Install…
  4. enter 301952613 as the code and hit OK
  5. once downloaded, restart Anki to enable the add-on