[Resolved] Discord TTS Not Working? 6 Easy Ways to Fix It

Written By Rawnak Islam Rumi

Discord’s TTS(text-to-speech) feature can come in handy when you want to be a part of a voice chat but don’t have a microphone or aren’t in the mood of talking. You can just type whatever you want to say & Discord will do the rest.

Unfortunately, this feature can often stop functioning properly, as many Discord users have reported. If you’re also facing such issues & looking for a definite solution, you’ve come to the right place.discord-tts-not-working

Let’s dive into this article, as I have highlighted the best methods to fix TTS-related issues on Discord.

How to Fix TTS(Text to Speech) Not Working on Discord

Improper Discord settings or server/technical issues; any of them can be the probable cause of why the TTS(Text to Speech) might not be working on DIscord. So before we start troubleshooting, go to discordstatus.com and ensure that all official systems are up and running.

If the servers are down, no amount of tinkering can solve the issue. In case all servers are showing green, but you’re still unable to use TTS, here’s what you need to do:

1. Re-enable TTS Feature on Discord

The first thing you need to do is to make sure that the TTS feature is indeed enabled on your Discord app. If it’s enabled but still not working, try disabling and re-enabling it again to see if it works.

It’s a simple switch-off-switch-on method, but it has worked for many users, including myself.

Follow these steps to re-enable text-to-speech on Discord:

  • Run the Discord app and click on the gears icon next to your profile icon. It will open the Users Settings.
  • Select Accessibility from the left side pane.
  • Scroll down to Text-To-Speech and toggle off the Allow playback and usage of /tts commands option.discord-tts
  • Save the changes and exit the Discord app.
  • Re-launch Discord and follow the same steps to toggle on the TTS option.

Once you’ve turned TTS on again, go to a server or DM to see if the feature is working as intended.

2. Turn on TTS Notifications for All Channels

Another possible reason why the Text-to-Speech feature might not be working is due to disabled notification for TTS.

Go to Discord’s Settings and select Notifications from the left side pane. Now scroll down to the Text-to-Speech Notifications section and select For all channels.discord-notification-tts

Now restart the Discord app and see if everything is working properly.

Furthermore, switch to another device(laptop or desktop), log in with your Discord account, and check if the TTS is working on that device. If it does, the issue lies on your end. In that case, move on to the next method.

3. Update the Audio Driver of your PC

Corrupted or outdated drivers can also cause various issues and stop certain apps from functioning properly. There’s a good chance that the audio driver on your device is unable to execute the necessary commands that TTS requires.

To get rid of such issues, consider updating the audio driver of your computer/laptop.

Right-click on the Windows icon and select Device Manager. Now expand the Audio inputs and outputs section and right-click on your audio input device, such as internal microphone. Then from the context menu, select Update driver > Search automatically for drivers.

Done! It will automatically download and install any available update for your computer’s audio driver. Now launch Discord and check if the TTS is working. If not, move on to the next method.

4. Change the Speaker Configuration of your Device to Stereo

When the speaker configuration of your device is anything other than Stereo, the TTS feature on Discord will not work. So you need to make sure that the Stereo option has been selected as your device’s audio channel. Here’s how to do it:

  • Right-click on the speaker icon from the taskbar.
  • Select Sounds. This was for Windows 10. For Windows 11, search for Change system sound.
  • Navigate to the Playback tab and right-click on your audio device.
  • Select Configure Speakers from the context menu.
  • Choose Stereo from the Audio channels box and hit Next.stereo-channel
  • Follow the on-screen instruction to finish the setup.

After you’re done, reboot your PC and run the Discord app. Then join a DM/server to check whether the TTS is working as intended or not.

5. Reinstall Discord

Sometimes the Discord app can start to act all finicky due to technical issues, outdated cache, or corrupt files. No matter the cause, reinstalling the Discord app can resolve such issues.

Here’s how to reinstall Discord:

  • Click on the Windows search bar and type apps & features.
  • Scroll down to find Discord.
  • Select Discord from the apps list and hit Uninstall. Complete the uninstallation process.uninstall-discord
  • Head over to discord.com and download the Discord installer.
  • Install the setup file and log in to your account.

Now check if you’re able to use text-to-speech in DM/server chats.

6. Update Windows

If none of the above methods have worked for you, consider updating the Windows OS to the latest version.

Press Windows Key+I to go to your device’s Settings and click on Update and Security. Now select Windows Update from the left side pane and choose Check for updates.

Your device will automatically download the latest OS update if available. In case you’re still unable to fix the issue, contact Discord support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enable text-to-speech on Discord?

Discord users can enable TTS(text-to-speech) from Users Settings > Accessibility > Text-To-Speech and toggling on the Allow playback and usage of /tts commands.

Does TTS work for Discord notifications?

Yes. Discord has a built-in option for text-to-speech notifications. Once enabled, it’ll read out your Discord notifications.

Key Takeaways

  • If the Discord TTS is not working, you need to re-enable the TTS option from Discord’s Users Settings > Accessibility.
  • Some users might need to change the speaker configuration of their devices to Stereo.
  • You can also try updating the Discord app, audio driver, and Windows OS to their latest version.
About The Author
Rawnak is a tech enthusiast and a hardcore FPS gamer. He graduated in Electronics & Communication Engineering and is now focused on writing comprehensive tech content. He might be a PC gamer, but his heart belongs to PlayStation since 2010.

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