Open Bug 1729750 Opened 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago

Speech synthesis doesn't work in the snap


(Core :: Web Speech, defect)

Firefox 92





(Reporter: olivier, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:92.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/92.0

Steps to reproduce:

Using the firefox snap, open the devtools console, and enter:

speechSynthesis.speak(new SpeechSynthesisUtterance("Testing 1 2 3"));

Actual results:

Nothing (no text is being spoken).

Expected results:

speech-dispatcher should be speaking "Testing 1 2 3".

This is a snap-specific issue, speech synthesis works well with an unconfined build of firefox. More details at

Blocks: snap

The Bugbug bot thinks this bug should belong to the 'Core::Web Speech' component, and is moving the bug to that component. Please revert this change in case you think the bot is wrong.

Component: Untriaged → Web Speech
Product: Firefox → Core
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