AwesomeTTS for Anki

Easily add text-to-speech to your Anki cards

Storing MP3 Audio Files from the Card Browser

AwesomeTTS can generate many audio files for the notes of the cards you select in the browser.

This method, along with the , will store the generated audio files with your Anki collection, inserting [sound] tags into your note fields. These tags are understood natively by all versions of Anki, and once generated can be played back even without AwesomeTTS. If you do not study outside of the desktop version of Anki, the or the on-demand presets method might be easier.


  1. From the card browser, highlight the cards whose notes for which you would like to generate audio.
  2. From the “AwesomeTTS” menu, select “Add Audio to Selected”.
  3. Select your desired service and configure any options.
  4. Type a sample phrase and then click “Preview” to confirm that your audio is as you would like it to sound.
  5. Select the source field from the dropdown menu that you would like AwesomeTTS to read from.
  6. Select the destination field from the dropdown menu where you would like AwesomeTTS to store the [sound] tag (or path).
  7. Indicate whether you would like to append or overwrite this field with the result. If you want to keep the text you already have, select append. If you want to remove the text entirely and replace it with the sound, choose overwrite.
    • If appending, you may choose to add additional [sound] tags rather than cleaning up old ones by unchecking the “remove existing” option.
    • If overwriting, you may choose to store the bare path to the audio rather than the [sound] tag by unchecking the “wrap the filename” option.
      Please note that the option to use bare paths is for backward compatibility with older versions of the add-on and its use is not encouraged. Anki cannot automatically detect media files as in-use if you use bare paths.
  8. Click “Generate” to begin processing. You can cancel processing mid-batch if you need to.



User selects multiple cards from the card browser
Selecting target cards in the card browser
Mouse hovers “Add Audio to Selected” option
Card browser “Add Audio to Selected” menu item
Mouse hovers “Generate” button
Mass generator dialog
Dialog shown while MP3 generation is underway
Mass generator progress screen
Confirmation dialog announcing successful processing
Confirmation dialog
Example note with a new [sound] tag in one of the fields
Example note afterward