CoPilot USA - No Text-to-Speech?

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  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the USA-Only version of CoPilot for $4.99 and then swiftly purchased the TTS in-app add on for a cheap $2.99 -- at least I think I did.

    Because today when driving there is absolutely no TTS .. all it tells me to do is turn in a direction - no street names.

    For anyone who has this app, where is the TTS? Is it a bug?
     
  2. karin037 macrumors newbie

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    Here are the instructions I found on Copilot's website:

    Firstly please make sure that you have selected Text to Speech correctly in CoPilot Live v8:
    a) Tap MENU > SETTINGS > LANGUAGE AND SPEECH
    b) Choose the Text To Speech voice (TTS voices have an * next to them)
    c) Exit and restart CoPilot Live v8
    d) Select MENU > SETTINGS > LANGUAGE AND SPEECH and tap the TEST button. You should now hear the Text To Speech voice

    I did this and my tts works now!!
     
  3. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's no * next to any of the voices on mine.

    Do you have the North American version or the USA version?
     
  4. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I have it but I bought the full version with it already included.
     
  5. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So far it's confirmed that the full North American version has TTS .. but not the USA-Only one .. even though it clearly notes that it's available on iTunes.

    Okay ..
     
  6. karin037 macrumors newbie

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    i have the USA one. I bought it for $4.99. Try this: go into Copilot Store, click on restore licenses, put in your password to restore license for TTS. After that go into settings, speech and make sure enable tts help is on. I did all of that before following the steps on copilot's website. After that, another voice (*Frank) appeared in the Language & Voice menu.
     
  7. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! But that is pretty stupid - both voices for English US and UK sound stupid as hell. Why aren't all the voices enabled for TTS? Oh well .. I get what I pay for ...
     
  8. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    This is pretty standard on most GPS units. I have a Garmin Nuvi and not all the voices on it are enabled for TTS.
     
  9. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    Khryz -

    How you liking Copilot so far?

    I'm looking to buy an app and am on the fence between copilot and Navigon.
    Navigon gets great reviews but I don't drive enough to justify the $49 tag.

    Copilot does have turn by turn voice guidance, right?
     
  10. gloss macrumors 601

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    You can buy Navigon's regional apps for I think $18 right now.
     
  11. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    yeah i saw the regional maps on navigon.
    thing is that i'm going on vacation in december to the east coast.
    so not only would i need my region, now i'll have to buy east coast region too.

    i'll prob have to think this is over some drinks and do a drunken buy. lol
     

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