Builtin TTS (reading / text-to-speech) function on right-click context menu doesn't use default voice on macOS

When you select text on a web page and right click → “Speech” → click “Start Speaking” it reads the text in a voice other than what is selected in System Preferences.

For example, in macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina) I have “System Preferences” → “Accessibility” → “Speech” → “System Voice:” set to “Siri Male (United States)”.

Brave, for some strange reason, instead uses Alex to read instead of this voice.

Can we please get this bug resolved?

@ylluminate,
Thanks for reaching out.
So I think this may be a macOS issue rather than Brave. When I tested this, I was able to get the right voice sometimes and other times it would be incorrect (after changing the selection). I tested this in Chrome and Firefox as well and I’m getting the same behavior.

After a bit more digging it does appear to be an OS issue:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250763557