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How to make mobile Chrome browser on Android read web text out loud to you

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How to make mobile Chrome browser on Android read web text out loud to you
Android's open nature prides in the added value brought by enthusiasts, like the developer who found a way to have web content read out loud to you in Google's mobile Chrome browser that ships with Android handsets.

The way it works is you simply copy the text in the article, email or whatever else you have opened in Chrome, and the phone will read it out loud to you, which can be helpful in many occasions you can't look at your phone, but need some information flowing out from it and the World Wide Web.

How to make mobile Chrome browser on Android read web text out loud to you
Chrome Reader app uses Android's built-in text-to-speech engine, meaning you can experiment with different languages, and the developer is working on saving the readings in audio files, when needed. There are only a few simple steps you need to take in order to have text read out to you in mobile Chrome after installing the app:


If you find the developer's efforts useful, you can also download the official $0.99 Chrome Reader app from the Play Store. This will ensure more Android versions and browsers supported with the next versions, as well as a more polished UI, and the ability to save the readouts in audio files for emailing or listening to later.


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posted on 19 Dec 2013, 11:55 2

1. brar.arsh (Posts: 146; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Great tool to use when you are lazy.. :P

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 18:37 1

2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 633; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Very good tool I'm surprised google doesn't buy his app to incorporate it directly into chrome or worse a competitor buy his app and patent it so no one could make something similar.

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