Google Chrome for Android Adds Text-to-Speech Feature for Webpages

Sophia Rodriguez

You can now listen to web pages aloud on Chrome for Android with the new “Listen to this page” feature. This means better accessibility and convenience when you’re too busy to read a webpage.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

Google has introduced a new feature on Chrome for Android that allows you to listen to web pages being read aloud. This feature aims to enhance accessibility and convenience for users who are unable to read the page themselves. The new function offers podcast-like controls and works in multiple languages such as English, French, German, Arabic, Hindu, and Spanish. Additionally, the feature is equipped with text highlighting, the option to choose different voices for various languages, and the ability to continue playback even when you have locked your screen. This feature is being gradually rolled out as part of Chrome 125, and it may take some time to reach every user.

T/F Summary: What’s Next

TF expects further improvements and updates to the “Listen to this page” feature to make it even more accessible and user-friendly. Stay tuned for more developments from Google to enhance the user experience on Chrome for Android.

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By Sophia Rodriguez “TF Eco-Tech”
Sophia Rodriguez is the eco-tech enthusiast of the group. With her academic background in Environmental Science, coupled with a career pivot into sustainable technology, Sophia has dedicated her life to advocating for and reviewing green tech solutions. She is passionate about how technology can be leveraged to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world and often speaks at conferences and panels on this topic.
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