Make spoken audio actionable
Quickly and accurately transcribe audio to text in more than 100 languages and variants. Customize models to enhance accuracy for domain-specific terminology. Get more value from spoken audio by enabling search or analytics on transcribed text or facilitating action—all in your preferred programming language.
Get accurate audio to text transcriptions with state-of-the-art speech recognition.
Add specific words to your base vocabulary or build your own speech-to-text models.
Run Speech to Text anywhere—in the cloud or at the edge in containers.
Access the same robust technology that powers speech recognition across Microsoft products.
Accurately transcribe speech from various sources
Convert audio to text from a range of sources, including microphones, audio files, and blob storage. Use speaker diarisation to determine who said what and when. Get readable transcripts with automatic formatting and punctuation.
Customize speech models to your needs
Tailor your speech models to understand organization- and industry-specific terminology. Overcome speech recognition barriers such as background noise, accents, or unique vocabulary. Customize your models by uploading audio data and transcripts. Automatically generate custom models using Office 365 data to optimize speech recognition accuracy for your organization.
Run Speech to Text wherever your data resides. Build speech applications that are optimized for robust cloud capabilities and on-premises using containers.
Fuel App Innovation with Cloud AI Services
Comprehensive privacy and security
Speech service, part of Azure Cognitive Services, is certified by SOC, FedRAMP, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, and ISO.
View and delete your custom speech data and models at any time. Your data is encrypted while it's in storage.
Your data remains yours. Your audio input and transcription data aren't logged during audio processing.
Backed by Azure infrastructure, Speech service offers enterprise-grade security, availability, compliance, and manageability.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD$1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Flexible pricing gives you the control you need
With Speech to Text, pay as you go based on the number of hours of audio you transcribe, with no upfront costs.
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.
Businesses that trust Speech to Text
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Documentation and resources
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Frequently asked questions about Speech to Text
It is a feature within the Speech service that accurately and quickly transcribes audio to text.
Cognitive Services are a collection of customizable, prebuilt AI models that can be used to add AI to applications. There are a variety of domains, including Speech, Decision, Language, and Vision. Speech to Text is one feature within the Speech service. Other Speech related features include Text to Speech, Speech Translation, and Speaker Recognition. An example of a Decision service is Personalizer, which allows you to deliver personalized, relevant experiences. Examples of Language services include Language Understanding, Text Analytics for natural language processing, QnA Maker for FAQ experiences, and Translator for language translation.