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Listen To Articles With Read Aloud

Listen to articles with Google app [iPhones or iPads]

With Read Aloud, you can turn page text into speech.

Read Aloud is available in the Google app for iPhones or iPads.

Important: This feature isn’t available on all sites.

Read Aloud reads each word you see on the screen out loud in order to provide you with the maximum opportunity to comprehend and engage with what is written on the page.

The Voice Reader Study conducted by the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Regensberg (2015), shows when listening to text being read out loud while simultaneously reading it to themselves, participants experienced a 44% increase in comprehension over reading to themselves only.

Listen to articlesFigure 1: Listen to articles

Listen to a page or add it to your queue

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app
  • Search for what you want to read.
  • Tap the search result you want.
  • At the top right, next to the URL, tap Share [icon]
  • From share menu list, tap Read Aloud [icon]
  • Select an option.
    • Listen now Play
      • At the bottom, use the media player to pause, skip back, and skip forward.
    • Add to queue [add to your playlist]
      • To open your queue, in the media player, tap List .

Change voice

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial > Settings > Voice and Assistant.
  3. Under “Read Aloud,” tap Choose voice.

Tip: You can also change voice if you tap More More in the media player.

Change speech speed

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app.
  2. To listen to a page, tap Read Aloud > Listen now.
  3. In the media player, tap More > Reading speed.
  4. Select a speed, then tap Done.

If you do not have an iPhone

You can also get a chrome browser extension to activate a desktop version of Read Aloud

Click here for Google Web Store and the free "Read Aloud" Chrome Browser extension

 free "Read Aloud" Chrome Browser extensionFree "Read Aloud" Chrome Browser extension

We hope you enjoy this new way to "read" articles.

Let me know what you think of the new audio audio feature with a message at LinkedInTerrence O'Hanlon

Terrence O'Hanlon

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