Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader
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Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader

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Overview

Read aloud the current web-page article with one click, using text to speech (TTS). Supports 40+ languages.

Read Aloud uses text-to-speech (TTS) technology to convert webpage text to audio. It works on a variety of websites, including news sites, blogs, fan fiction, publications, textbooks, school and class websites, and online university course materials. Read Aloud allows you to select from a variety of text-to-speech voices, including those provided natively by the browser, as well as by text-to-speech cloud service providers such as Google Wavenet, Amazon Polly, IBM Watson, and Microsoft. Some of the cloud-based voices may require additional in-app purchase to enable. Read Aloud can read PDF, Google Docs, Google Play books, Amazon Kindle, and EPUB (via the excellent EPUBReader extension from epubread.com). Read Aloud is intended for users who prefer to listen to content instead of reading, those with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, and children learning to read. To use Read Aloud, navigate to the web page you want to read, then click the Read Aloud icon on the Chrome menu. In addition, the shortcut keys ALT-P, ALT-O, ALT-Comma, and ALT-Period can be used to Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, and Forward. You may also select the text you want to read before activating the extension. Right clicking on the selected text will provide you with yet another option to activate Read Aloud via the context menu. To change the voice, reading speed, pitch, or enable text highlighting, go to the Options page either by right clicking on the Read Aloud icon and choose Options, or by clicking the Gear button on the extension popup (you'll need to stop playback to see the Gear button). Read Aloud is an open-source project. If you wish to contribute bug fixes or translations, please visit the GitHub page at https://github.com/ken107/read-aloud.

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Matthew W.Jun 15, 2024

This is perfect, and for the people that are complaining that "the voice sucks". All you have to do is change the voice inside of the settings. Go to your extensions and select Google Translate English or whatever languages that you speak. There's no need to give this awesome extension a bad review because of your incompetence.

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Said ElmouadinJun 13, 2024

Good work!

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Karla RiveraJun 11, 2024

Not good.

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Details

  • Version
    2.11.0
  • Updated
    May 21, 2024
  • Size
    443KiB
  • Languages
    9 languages
  • Developer
    Business
    158 Magellan Ave San Jose, CA 95116 US
    Website
    Email
    support@lsdsoftware.com
  • Trader
    This developer has identified itself as a trader per the definition from the European Union.

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Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader has disclosed the following information regarding the collection and usage of your data. More detailed information can be found in the developer's privacy policy.

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  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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