Google Speech to Text API Alternative

Faster, more accurate, and yeah, cheaper, too.

Innovators are leaving Google Speech-to-Text for Deepgram. Find out how easy it is to switch.

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Deepgram vs Google STT - Speech to Text API Alternative


All the features. Better performance. Lower cost.

Features and Capabilities
Google STT
Batch processing (1hr of audio)
20 seconds
1443 seconds
Streaming processing lag
<300 ms
800-2000 ms
Word Error Rate (WER)
Tailored Speech Model
Deep Search (audio)
Diarization (separate per speaker)
Up to 10
Up to 6
Noise Reduction
Custom Vocabulary (keyword boosting)
Profanity Filter
Numeral Formatting

Higher Speed

We measure in milliseconds, not seconds.

With our End-to-End Deep Learning Neural Network, pre-recorded and real-time streaming speed are built into our platform. That means you never have to sacrifice accuracy or cost to get faster transcripts. Get the speed you need to create real, human-like voice experiences.

Higher Accuracy

Beyond out-of-the-box accuracy.

Our real-world tests with customers show that our base models beat Google out of the box, but for us, that’s only the beginning. Deepgram lets you customize a model to recognize your unique branded terms, industry lingo, and audio environment — giving you 90%+ accuracy within weeks.

Architectural Advantage

Built to scale.

One of the many advantages of an End-to-End Deep Learning Neural Network is not being stuck with slow, resource-hungry legacy speech models. Instead of single-streaming on CPUs, we can multi-stream on GPUs. Get ready to go big.

Fair Billing

No rounding up.
No surprises.

Rounding up fees to the nearest 15 seconds is a common practice in speech recognition – but not at Deepgram. We think you should only pay for what you actually use. With our Fair Billing, you can reliably predict your STT expenses and not find yourself getting hit with a bill that’s 3X more than you expected.

Switching to Deepgram is easy.

APIs, SDKs, and docs? 
Why, yes we do!

We’ve made switching to Deepgram easy with APIs, detailed guides, and clear documentation. Go ahead. Take it for a spin and get $150 in free credits.

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Meet innovators who’ve made the switch.

We tested Deepgram’s Enhanced model extensively, and it was much more accurate than Google STT in our testing. Deepgram also has much lower latency which is great for our conversational AI bots. Deepgram will help us grow our business.”

Nathan Stratton, CTO, Vocinity

We initially considered using a speech solution from a legacy, Big Tech company and realized that we would need to pay eight times the price for it, without getting a solution that was eight times better.”

Adam Settle, CTO, Sharpen

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