Google Chrome introduces "listen to this page" to Android users


Android users can now listen to written information while browsing online.

Chrome has been working on its text-to-speech (TTS) feature, available for Android devices.

Users can listen to the text being read while browsing the same website or navigating through other tabs. They can also listen to the reading while on a locked screen.

"Listen to this page" isn't available on all websites yet. When a page isn't available for playback, the Listen to this page menu item won't appear in the overflow menu," notes Google Chrome Help Center.

"Listen to this page" can be found by clicking on three dots on the right side of the page. The feature should be placed between "Translate" and "Add to Home screen."

A mini-player will be displayed once "Listen to this page" is selected. While listening to the text, users can play, pause, rewind, or fast-forward. They can also change the playback speed, choose a preferred voice, and turn on and off text highlighting and auto scroll.

Google Help Center also shared the available languages in TTS: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.


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