SpeechKit offers a range of audio content management tools alongside cutting edge text-to-speech technology. Digital content publishers use SpeechKit to distribute podcasts and other pre-recorded content, taking advantage of hosting and distribution options.
By harnessing the full capabilities of the SpeechKit platform, newsrooms, bloggers and agencies can manage all of their audio needs under one roof allowing for an easier and faster audio editorial process. This eliminates the need for multiple tools, platforms and dashboards.
In this post we'll outline some key features.
SpeechKit audio players are designed to fit inline with web and mobile content. Our players work for both automated publishing (through WordPress, RSS or API) and/or with Mp3s uploaded directly into the dashboard. To get started set up a new project in the SpeechKit dashboard.
To set up a non-automated project - for podcasts or other content - create a new ‘plain-text’ project. Select a voice in case you choose to add text-to-speech articles too.
More info on setting up new projects in the docs.
Once a project is set up audio can be added using text-to-speech or by uploading pre-generated audio, podcasts or Mp3s. Hosting audio content on SpeechKit lets you distribute it through audio players and through other distribution channels - such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google.
In your new project, to upload a piece of audio content select ‘Add Article’, select ‘Upload Audio’, give your audio a name and hit ‘Upload Mp3 File’.
From SpeechKit you can distribute audio to players embedded on your websites and apps, to Podcast Platforms and to Smart Speakers. Once you have audio you want to distribute head to the ‘Distribution’ tab in the dashboard.
If you want to embed a single piece of audio or Mp3 you can do this from the content tab. Click on the ‘< >’ icon next to the article name to get an embed code for that piece of audio content, or use the URL to embed into Medium and other sites.
From the distribution tab you can set up playlist players, feeds to Spotify and Apple Podcasts, as well as to Alexa and Google Home. Select a distribution option and follow the prompts to get started.
Check out this blog post for info on setting up feeds to Podcast Platforms.
Lastly, using SpeechKit to publish audio will provide you access to data on how audio is performing. The analytics tab in the dashboard tracks listens, audio engagement, device engagement and more.
If you are a customer of Google Analytics you might also want integrate SpeechKit reporting with your GA dashboard. To integrate audio into your Google Analytics access the docs here.
The features of the SpeechKit’s audio content management system are designed to fit the needs of our publishing customers. If you have any question or feedback please contact [email protected].