Updated on Dec. 18, 2023

“Integrating a wake word engine is expensive, involves upfront cost, and takes time. Although affordable for big companies this can be a show-stopper for startups who want to join the voice-enabled revolution.” This is a snippet of Picovoice’s first article when we launched Porcupine (co-incidentally our first product). Fast-forward a few years, and we are even more committed to the democratization of voice AI. Before wrapping up 2021, we take a significant leap towards this goal.


Anyone with an email address, GitHub, LinkedIn, or Google account can train on-device speech models and deploy them, even commercially, for free. This includes all Picovoice engines:

Free Plan for Everyone

No credit card is required. You don’t need to ever convert to a paying customer if you are working on a small project, personal or commercial. You can use all capabilities of Picovoice Console to train voice models and deploy them using any of our SDKs to your target device.

Commercial Explorations

Picovoice offers Developer and Enterprise plans for commercial engagements. Developer Plan gives customers access to all engines with higher usage limits to enable them to develop and test when they get more serious before committing to higher volumes with the Enterprise Plan. Please visit Picovoice’s pricing page and FAQs to learn more about commercial plans.

Closing Remarks

If you would like to learn more, check the pricing page for details of the above plans. Ready to build? You are just a few clicks away! Docs is a great start.