Is it Free to Use Google API?

Absolutely Yes! Google Cloud provides free tiers for personal and business use. You can get free usage(up to monthly limits) and always free APIs. You can learn more to read Google’s official document about its free policy.

Google will also provide free $300 free credit for the new users. So you can spend the credit on any products or APIs from Google Cloud Platform. It is quite enough for your personal use and basic business use and test.

Let’s take Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech for example.

#1 Free usages of Google Cloud Speech-to-Text

Here is the pricing of Google Cloud Speech-to-Text API.

google cloud speech to text pricing

You will get free 60 minutes of speech recognition for each month. Then $0.024 for each minute beyond that limit. However, if you have the $300 credit, then you will get 12,500 minutes in total.

#2 Free usages of Google Cloud Text-to-Speech

Here is the pricing of Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API.

google cloud text to speech pricing

You will get free 4,000,000 characters from text to speech each month. Then only $4 for 1 million character beyond that limit. However, if you have the $300 credit, you are capable of converting 75,000,000 characters to speech in total.

So, it is quite possible to use the services from Google Cloud and call the powerful API for 100% free. No payment required!

Now, you can start creating your own Google Cloud account and API credential file!

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