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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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Long StormicusJul 14, 2024

Absolutely vital for helping me read my digital textbooks and reading back my homework notes to me. Also very useful for proofreading my assignments (sometimes you just don't notice that something sounds weird until you hear it). And, of course, good for reading long internet posts haha! The only downside is that every once in a while it doesn't seem to work the first few tries.

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Supam ChangJul 13, 2024

This is so far a better TTS extension for any chrome based browser, with good options to customize it. However, sometime, the extension fails to fetch the website, and this is a stability issue. Otherwise, it would be the best, if this issue is sorted out.

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Juan MartinezJul 13, 2024

Excellent extension to read any test on a page. I love the number of different voices to choose, and the natural and fluid way in which the voice sounds. Thank you!

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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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