Pocket for Android gets text-to-speech, not coming to iOS

Pocket for Android gets text-to-speech, not coming to iOS
Can we all agree on something: Reading is for suckers, right? We all appreciate that you come here and read the stuff that we write, but life would be better if everything could be read to you, right? Well, that's the idea behind Pocket's new update for Android which brings text-to-speech (TTS) options.

The new feature is called "Listen", and it's designed to have the Pocket app read to you. So, anything you save to Pocket can be read later, if you want, or now it can be read to you later. That's not a bad option, especially for longer articles. The feature is built on Google's TTS API, which allows apps to hook in and easily offer text to be read to users. In the update log, Pocket does point out that iOS doesn't offer this kind of API, so this feature will not be making its way to Apple's platform. 

The update also includes some bug fixes for various devices, and some minor features or tweaks, including better options for managing site subscriptions. 

If you want to try out the app, it's available for free in the Google Play Store

source: Pocket

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15 Comments

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Great, I enjoy pocket app, this addition could make it truly awesome.

6. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

But I like reading

14. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Confession Bear meme :)

7. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

But when is Pocket coming to WP?

10. 123...

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

never

13. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

No idea, but in the meantime, MetroPaper is a good option for WP

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats neat. read my powerpoints for class to me and I'll be ecstatic.

15. davidk

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

You can get this TTS functionality on the iPhone and iPad using an app called reedeo.

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