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Test Microsoft Translator’s text and speech translation performance

There are multiple ways to test Microsoft Translator’s text and speech translation performance right now for free.

At the simplest level, you can try out translation right away over the web or in Office products without installing any new programs. If you would like to take a closer look, you can install apps such as the Microsoft Translator apps for your smart phone or the PowerPoint Presentation Translator plug in.

To see how Translator works, we offer free sample apps on GitHub for text and speech, complete with open source code so you can view the code in action. To use the sample apps, you will first need to sign up for a free subscription to the Text or Speech API.

If you want to jump directly to testing out Microsoft Translator in your own apps, sign up for a free subscription to Translator Text or Microsoft Speech.

View pricing for the Microsoft Translator Text API and Microsoft Speech Services.

Try out in web apps and in Microsoft Word

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Translator for Bing

Instantly translate your text from one language to another with Translator for Bing. Powered by Microsoft Translator, the site provides free translation to and from any of the supported text translation languages.

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Translator live conversations

Translate in-person, face-to-face conversations in real time, with up to 100 speakers all speaking their own languages and using their own device. Learn more

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Word Translator

Microsoft Office 365 subscribers can translate Word documents into over 60 languages using Word Translator, an intelligent service made available through the cloud. The built-in Word Translator can be used whether you want to translate a selection of words within a document, or translate the entire document. Learn more

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Install Translator apps and plugins

Microsoft Translator App

Microsoft Translator is a free, personal translation app for over 60 languages, to translate text, voice, conversations, camera photos, and screenshots. Learn more

Presentation Translator

Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project, displays live, translated subtitles as you speak while giving audience members the opportunity to follow along in their own language on their own device. Learn more

Download now from the Microsoft Download Center

Translator for Microsoft Edge

Translate foreign language web pages from 60 languages using the Microsoft Edge web browser. Learn more

Download now on the Windows Store

Translator for Outlook add-In

Translator helps you read messages in your preferred language across devices. Learn more

Download from the Office Store

Test sample apps

The following apps require subscription to the Microsoft Translator Text or Speech API. View how to sign up below.

Document Translator

Microsoft Document Translator allows you to translate your Word, PDF, PowerPoint, plain text or Excel documents quickly and easily. You can also customize and fine tune your translations. The source code for this sample app is also available on GitHub.

Download the app on GitHub

Speech Translator

Translate as you speak and show the translations in a subtitle window displayed on your screen. This sample application shows the use of near real-time translation and transcription. The source code for this sample app is also available on GitHub.

Download the app on GitHub

Develop your own app

Follow these 4 steps to begin using the Microsoft Translator API to start developing your own app.

If you are in China, you can subscribe to a free trial on View steps for subscribing on

  • Sign into Azure

    1. Sign into Azure

  • Subscribe to Microsoft Translator

    2. Subscribe to Microsoft Translator

    • After you sign into Azure, go to the Cognitive Services section
    • Under "API Type" select the Text or Speech API
      • You can only add one Translator API subscription at a time
    • In the Pricing Tier section, select the pricing tier that best fits your needs
      • Each subscription has a free tier. The free tier has the same features and functionalities as the paid plans and does not have an expiration date
    • Fill out the rest of the form, and select the Create button
    • All subscriptions go into effect immediately
  • Authentication Key

    3. Authentication Key

    • Retrieve your authentication key by going to the menu All Resources > click on your subscription
    • The Key value is used for authentication, keep the Key value confidential. You will need this when you develop your app
  • Learn, test and get support


Customize your translations and create a translation system tuned to your own terminology and style with Custom Translator

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