How can we improve the Microsoft Edge developer experience?

Web Speech API (input)

Enables web developers to incorporate speech recognition into their web pages.

1,124 votes
Sign in
Sign in with: facebook google
Signed in as (Sign out)
You have left! (?) (thinking…)
Jonathan Sampson [MSFT] shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Web Speech is on the backlog with a priority of Medium. You can track status changes at

We are currently investigating Web Speech along with script-based accessibility as part of our longer term accessibility investments. This joins our wider ranging accessibility investments detailed in our Microsoft Edge for Developers blog post:


Sign in
Sign in with: facebook google
Signed in as (Sign out)
  • Greg Bays commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Speech recognition... available everywhere in the home from Alexis, to Google Home. Available on the road for safety and accessibility!!! Available **Everywhere**

    **that is except Microsoft Edge where it is under consideration

  • Michał Furmaniak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Command recognition without having to click the microphone all the time is a must have. Consents might be done on different level. If it will be done like in Google Chrome with contacting external servers Microsoft must agree on not storing or using the data in any way.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hope to get support on this in Edge Browser pretty soon. Chrome has it for so long now and webspeech recognition is working great!

  • Rakesh Patel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am building BOT Web client and though the MS BOT web chat control supports speech, Edge do not. Hope speech recognition would be available on Edge soon.

  • Leopoldo Peralta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Edge must support w3c speech recognition for it to be a fully speech capable browser. This API should allow interaction with Cortana.

  • Robin Goupil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    > Anonymous commented · July 07, 2015 04:20
    > We have an example of the Speech Synthesis API here:
    > In supported browsers that we have tested it does not show a security warning to users.

    The example you posted concern "Speech Synthesis" (text to voice), not "Speech Recognition" (voice to text).

    Speech Synthesis is as dangerous to the user as a video or audio in a web page, why would browser bother showing a warning to the user?

    I am glad to see this feature is being developed, Edge might finally become a decent competitor :)

  • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So long as Edge doesn't have this feature, I will be recommending to my users that they go and use Chrome for a better user experience. This is a shame as I felt Edge might actually give Chrome a run for it's money. I guess I was wrong.

  • Kevin Lozandier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Accidently flagged this as inappropriate while trying to vote; sorry about that. This is needed & long overdue

Feedback and Knowledge Base