Select a block of text or SSML in the editor and select Speak Selected SSML in the Command Palette or right-click menu.
Uses AWS Polly to speak text/SSML in a way that closely approximates Amazon Alexa's voice.
AWS credentials stored in ~/.aws/credentials. Credentials must have access to Polly.
On macOS, the first time you use the extension, you will receive a prompt asking permission to control QuickTime Player. This is required to play the audio files produced by Polly. Subsequent runs will succeed without a prompt.
chatterbox.awsProfile: Name of AWS profile, as defined in ~/.aws/credentials
chatterbox.awsRegion: AWS region to use
chatterbox.pollyVoice: Name of AWS Polly voice to use