Convert Web Page Text to Speech with this Browser Extension


Read Aloud

This browser add-on for Chrome and Firefox uses text-to-speech technology to convert web page text to audio.

Listen to the current web-page article with one click in 40+ languages.

Read Aloud is aimed at users who prefer to listen to content instead of reading, people with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, children learning to read, anyone learning the language or simply to provide users with alternative way to consume web content. It works on a wide range of websites. News, blogs, publications, PDF’s, course materials, textbooks, mostly any site that has text will work well.

The extension has several options you can configure; change the voice, reading speed, pitch, volume, or enable text highlighting. You can choose from many available male and female voices. Keyboard shortcuts are editable.
The voice quality and pronunciation is very good. There are additional premium voices available for purchase that require a Google account to use, but the free choices should work well for most people.

Read Aloud is easy to use. After it’s installed, navigate to the page you want to hear, click the loudspeaker icon in the address bar to start and click the icon on the address bar to use the stop, pause, and play buttons, and right click the icon to access options.

Read Aloud uses cutting edge technology to provide life-like synthetic speech that is close to that of human speech. Give it a try and listen to web text instead of reading it.

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'Chromish' browsers are already playing catch up.

chrome://flags > enable Reader.Mode..

At the moment looks like Vivaldi has more options than Chrome, but neither are close to that Extension or Firefox..

"Chromish" I love that. Progress is good.

Works like a charm. David Microsoft voice is perfect. No mistakes.

Hmm, in Firefox doesn't toggling Reader View (f9) then clicking the Narrate button do the same thing?

They are similar. Teh add-on has more options and the narration is much higher quality to my ear. I like the add-on text highlighting as well. And if you don't use Firefox, you can still use it on Chrome. :)