The following blog has instructions on how to make Edge browser text to speech feature to read articles for you.
Sometimes you’re in a situation when you have to do multiple tasks at the same time like reading important web document, blog post or the news while dressing up, and all this because you’re already late for attending an important meeting.
Instead of reading web content, if someone starts reading that content for you, then you can utilize that time in dressing up right? But the question is who’s going to read aloud web content for you?
With the advancement of the technology, there are lots of digital voice assistants exist that can work for you in the same way. All you have to do is to download similar service or extension for browser and let the assistant read aloud for you.
Buy why to grab third-party programs or extension, if the inbuilt feature of Edge browser Text to Speech Feature can do the same for you? Isn’t it great? Yes, it is!
Make Edge Browser Text to Speech Feature to Read Articles
Microsoft Edge is the default browser of Windows 10. It has lots of useful features like inbuilt Cortana Assistance, Extension support, Dark mode, Page annotations, Reading mode and more.
Apart from that, it has a handy feature named Read Aloud feature. With the help of this feature, users can quickly tell the Edge browser to read web content like Blog posts, Articles, PDF files, and eBooks out loud for you.
So if you’re in the situation discussed above, then you can take advantage of this feature. Here is how you can use Edge browser Read Aloud feature:
1. Launch Microsoft Edge browser.
2. Next, visit the blog post or article whose content you want the Edge browser read aloud for you.
3. Here, select content title or first line of the blog post, make a right click and select Read Aloud from the context menu. The browser instantly starts reading the content for you.
The good thing is that program will automatically detect all the content on the page and keep reading till the last line.
In case, you want Narrator to start reading from the middle of the blog post, then select that particular line and choose Read Aloud.
In case, you want Narrator to read from the first line to the last line; then you can take help of keyboard combination CTRL + SHIFT + G.
Alternatively, click on More Action (…) -> Read Aloud.
When narrator starts reading content, you will find a bar with ‘Forward,’ ‘Play,’ and ‘Backward‘ button accompanied by Voice Settings button.
Under settings, you can Adjust Speed and the Narrator’s voice. Currently, three voices are available.
At any point if you want to exit Read Aloud feature, then all you have to do is to click on the Close X icon.
Edge Read Aloud feature is a basic text to speech feature, but does it work perfectly. In case, you want more customization feature; then there are lots of tools which you can use according to your requirement.
Find Edge browser text to speech feature useful? I would like to read your thoughts in the comments.
Himachali, Mechanical Engineer, Snooker Lover, Avid drinker of Scotch, Content Creator, Traveller and Shorter than you (probably).