Issues with Microsoft Text to Speec

I’m having an issue with MS Text to Speech… in that it doesn’t work. To test, I’m sending the following JSON to the tts.Microsoft_Say service:

{"entity_id":"media_player.living_room_2","message":"May the Force be with you"}

It comes back with a failed to call service. When I look at the log it just spins and I have to reboot home assistant. I’ve got it set up as:

- platform: microsoft
    api_key: xxxxx
    gender: Male
    volume: 20

Anyone have it working? I got the api from the azure website per the link in the Microsoft Say/Home Assistant documentation.


Look here: Is anyone actually using Microsoft.tts?

Thanks. Switched to Polly and it works great!