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Google Chrome: Make the Browser Read Text to You

Sometimes you don’t have time to read through an article by looking at the screen and having it read to you works better. Here’s how to do that in Google Chrome.

If you have poor eyesight or are too lazy to read a webpage, Google Chrome can read it for you. Make Chrome read to you with the Chrome Speak extension.

Make Google Chrome Read Text Aloud to You

Go to the Read Aloud extension page on the Chrome Web Store and click the Add to Chrome button.

Read Aloud Chrome Extension

Next, verify you want to install the extension by clicking the Add Extension button.

verify extension installation

Now, open any website and highlight the text you want Google Chrome to read. Right-click on the highlighted text and click on the “Read aloud selected text” option from the menu that comes up. It will read the entire text for you.

 read highlighted text aloud

It can read the entire article for you as well. Head to a web page where you want the article read. Click the “Read Aloud” icon in the upper-right corner of the toolbar. Text will be highlighted as it is read to you. At the top, you will have basic playback buttons like play/pause and skip ahead.

Reading full article

You can change different things like the playback speed, type of voice used, pitch, volume, and more from the Options page.

Read full article options

That’s all there is to it. This is a simple extension that does exactly what it advertises. And if you are an Edge user, check out our article on how to make Microsoft Edge read aloud to you.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Carla

    I could not find this app anywhere in the Google Playstore. Is the Chrome store somehow different?

  2. Mark

    Fishpowered browser lets you read aloud any web page and put your phone in your pocket and listen to the web like a podcast app

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