Pi to 100 places with Amazon Polly and .NET

Here is a quick post for Pi day. With .NET and Amazon Polly, it’s very easy to convert text to speech. I’ve created a simple console application that reads Pi to 100 places.

If you want to see a little more about Amazon Polly, check out these other posts.

The code

Add two NuGet packages to the project -

dotnet add package AWSSDK.Polly
dotnet add package NetCoreAudio

The code is very simple.

using Amazon.Polly;
using Amazon.Polly.Model;
using NetCoreAudio;

var pollyClient = new AmazonPollyClient();
var request = new SynthesizeSpeechRequest
    OutputFormat = OutputFormat.Mp3,
    VoiceId = VoiceId.Matthew,
    Text = "3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679"

var response = await pollyClient.SynthesizeSpeechAsync(request);

using (var fileStream = new FileStream("pi.mp3", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write))
var player = new Player();
await player.Play("pi.mp3");
Console.WriteLine("CTRL-C to exit");
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