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NaturalReader - AI Text to Speech

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Read aloud any text with realistic AI voices, compatible with webpages, kindle Ebooks, Google Docs, PDF, Emails, and more.

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Description from store NaturalReader - Text To Speech, is a chrome extension that converts text online into natural sounding audio. Simply press play and have your Emails, Websites, PDFs, Google Docs and Kindle Books read aloud to you! By using our voice reader, our users enjoy the benefits of saving time, by listening at speeds faster than they can read, and being more productive, as they can listen in times they cannot read such as commuting to work or school, walking the dog, or while making dinner! With an extensive free version, and two paid premium plans there is a price range for every budget. v7.0.7 updates: - Fixed issues of reading Kindle books - Updated TTS Endpoints Main Features: -- AI Powered Smart Reader: Using powerful AI technology we have trained our voice reader to not read aloud interrupting, and unwanted text. Page headers and footers, citations, image captions and urls can all be automatically skipped creating a natural listening experience. -- Customizable Listening Experience: Choose your optimal listening experience by selecting your favorite voice and the listening speed that's best for you. For extra focus, try our immersive reading function which eliminates any distractions found on the page. -- Voices + Languages: 150+ Voices across 20+ Languages with free, premium and plus voice tiers. Paid users can enjoy unlimited use of our top of the line, natural sounding voices. -- NaturalReader Online + App Account: Have access under the same NaturalReader account to our free online text to speech reader, and our free mobile application. -- Advanced Compatibility: Advanced compatibility with any website, Gmail, Outlook, Google Docs, PDFs and Kindle Books. -- Continue listening: Seamlessly save your listening to your mobile phone, so you can continue listening on the go, with the NaturalReader App. -- Download to MP3: Download your file into MP3 audio so you can listen without wifi connection or cellular service. -- User Friendly Features: One click to start reading, highlight word functionality, Immersive reader for greater focus, light and dark mode compatibility. Free version limitations: You can listen with the Free Voices unlimitedly, Premium Voices for 20 minutes per day, and Plus Voices for 5 minutes per day.

Latest reviews

  • (2024-05-16) Elaine LaBonte: Natural reader is great for me. My eyes get tired quickly and I can't focus on the content for more than 10 or 15 minutes without Natural Reader before my mind wanders. I consider NR one of my disability apps. The free voices are ok, but I like the more professional ones.
  • (2024-03-12) is sr: NaturalReader hightlights: - love using chrome extension on desktop & laptop, - to read webpages, - to cut and paste into online reader, - easy to use, - good voice choices, - helpful speed option, - focusing attention by highlighting words being read, - can use on many file types, and - first assistive technology text to speech (tts) used last 20 years starting with offline desktop & laptop. <3 - post-note: preferred not to have Android App connected to google or any other...
  • (2024-03-04) christophe ménard: J'adore cette merveilleuse extension qui me permet d'utiliser mon service NaturalReader. Ça me simplifie tellement la tâche avec mes études qui lit la théorie, les travaux et les exercices des pages web. J'utilise la page de NaturalReader pour mes documents non-web. C'est très utile, je ne m'en passerais plus jamais.
  • (2023-12-22) Matt Carlson: So far it seems to be working well. Sometimes selecting what needs to be read can be cumbersome.
  • (2023-12-19) Manolo: Updated review 5 December 2023: (1)When trying to get the extension to read webpages, I have to click on the extension icon in the toolbar twice (2x) to to get the control panel (the play button, etc) as it doesn't appear after the first click. Could something please be done about this? (2) In trying to get pdf files read, I was redirected to naturalreaders.com/online, where it says the following: "Free users can sample the Premium Voices for 20 minutes per day and the Plus Voices for 5 minutes per day. Or use any available Free Voices unlimitedly" When I click on the voice options (English -US), all I can see in the drop-down list of voices, are Plus or Premium voices. There aren't any FREE voices available. So, the statement about the ability to use available free voices is very misleading! Review dated: 9 March 2023: Been using this extension for some time now, but I think the control panel should be smaller so that it isn't a distraction, and that it blocks only as little as possible of webpages/articles being read.
  • (2023-12-15) Luke Shapiro: This is a very good extension, but I find it very frustrating that it frequently changes my default voice from Samantha to David, one of the paid options. Then sometimes the sentence and word highlight function will stop working with no explanation, and I have to uninstall and reinstall the extension to regain this functionality. If the developers fix these issues, I will gladly give a five-star review.
  • (2023-12-13) Habtamu Abraham: Very cool app plugin, I like it keep it up, has free version with relatively better sound than other I used!!
  • (2023-11-27) Kyle Morgan: Sometimes it makes me turn on my phone home screen to keep going. Still a great app and I haven't felt pushed towards getting the paid version. Use it both on phone and chrome.
  • (2023-11-20) Casca99: Natural reader is a wonderful extension app well worth the money for what I need. I use my voice for all of my typing and communication needs; Natural reader, is an extension of that. Natural reader insurers that, i have auditory feedback after dictating an email or editing an article, or any other written task being able to hear my document being read back to me makes it easier to find mistakes,and inconsistencies.This extension also comes in very handy for helping me to read large documents, when I no longer feel like staring at a screen. I am a very satisfied user of natural reader, and i will continue to use it for many years to come.
  • (2023-11-14) Varuna LiyanaArachchi: This has all options as a TTS application. If you are a lazy reader due to more video watching,this will cover your reading needs.
  • (2023-11-13) golam kibria: Excellent application, Its helps and improve my work sped and quality regularly.
  • (2023-11-11) Kinjishi no Shiki: Amazing, I am a student and this extension helps me save a lot of time.
  • (2023-11-11) Madison Pope: The Ai generated voices are great but even if you buy a subscription, the voices aren't unlimited. you only have so many characters you can use per day, so i couldn't use it for reading my e-textbooks or notes. found that frustrating but the voices sound human.
  • (2023-11-10) Tony: Junk! It's very slow to launch and it's too expensive. The 5 minute free trail is a joke. No reason to switch from so so many free Text to Speech options.
  • (2023-11-10) Ray Renfro: Natural Reader has opened the door for me to hear many articles I would have never read in the past. This is because I have dyslexia and don't read well. I have several friends without dyslexia that heard me talk about Natural Reader and now use it because they had rather hear an article than read it. All in all Natural Reader has been a big help for me.
  • (2023-11-07) Oren Katznelson: Works for me. I compared it against a few other voice readers and I like its integration with the page, how it highlights words and sentences as it reads and how you can easily skip between paragraphs. I like its small footprint on the page. The reading mode is interesting, but I need to try it further to tell if I like it. The controls are also really good compared to others.
  • (2023-11-07) Yo this dog is behaving Goofy af: doesn't work at all
  • (2023-11-06) Jason Prechtl: Some have the attention span to continue to look at a textbook and know exactly what they are reading. However I am not one of those individuals and after coming across this app it made reading, learning or even writing so much easier and interactive!!
  • (2023-11-05) Pietro Santoro: Buggy as hell
  • (2023-11-04) Ahmad Danjuma: Don't trouble your eyes when there's an app like this. this app is a must-have for anyone who reads up to 100 pages a month online. I use it to reduce my CVS.
  • (2023-11-04) Political politics: No idea why it's rated above average when it seems to refuse to read...
  • (2023-11-03) Tanakorn Chantasuban: Good one but way too expensive and no buyout option
  • (2023-11-02) Tyler Rider: As a individual who is both dyslexic and in college, I needed an application that would read PDFs reliably and in a fluent manner. I first tried Speechify (another TTS extension) but the reading fluency was poor. Speechify seemed to generate audio that would mimic reading the words one at a time instead of as an idea or even sentence. Upon learning about NaturalReader, I used the free version on the Edge browser and the software generates audio that seems to mimic a person making an audiobook recording versus reading the words one at a time. As a graduate student, I spend six hours a day reading and two hours a day writing on average for course work. NaturalReader enables me to read faster and maintain my comprehension of what I am reading. I also use NaturalReader for revising, editing and proofreading my research papers and emails. I would recommend this extension to individuals with learning disabilities as a tool to assist them in developing their skills in reading and writing.
  • (2023-11-01) Muhammad Rahman: very bad experience not user friendly
  • (2023-10-31) Francisco Arroyo: I was beginning to love it until I get interrupted mid text with a 5min daily limit...
  • (2023-10-30) Allison Sigmon: I have ADHD and a really hard time reading everything I'm supposed to for college. NaturalReader helps me a ton, because I can listen and read at the same time to engage more of my senses and keep me focused for longer. The voices are good, the extension is easy to use, and the free version isn't too bad. Highly recommend :)
  • (2023-10-29) Thisura Thenuka: Highly recommended. As a university student, I have a lot of reading to do and Natural Reader helps me with most of it. Appreciate you guys providing a free version that works really well. Definitely buy the premium version if you are able to, because it's worth it and the team deserve it.
  • (2023-10-28) Susan Slayton: Excellent addition to my browser!
  • (2023-10-26) Asad Abidi: Amazing. I prefer listeninig at times and this app comes in handy!
  • (2023-10-25) Patrick Howden: Great extension! It even reads Kindle books!
  • (2023-10-25) Analyst Dharmesh Bhatt: its very nice and helpful .! Thanks to the creators
  • (2023-10-24) Sophiaselia Sannes: this has helped so much with my assignments and have been using for year and love it. I have learning disorder and I love being able to have something that is clear and i am able to understand.
  • (2023-10-24) Xinef Afriam: This is one of the best services I have found. As a writer, it is extremely useful in helping me hear my words aloud in different tones, and with the paid subscription, you get voices that are scarily real sounding. There's of course still a little uncanny valley in the production, but for what it is, no real complaints. -- My only notes are more buggish, like sometimes i need to refresh a few times because it loads slowly, but not a big enough deal for how useful this can be.
  • (2023-10-24) Peter Rowe: I am dyslexic and have a very slow reading speed this is great for documents and easy to start and stop whilst I take notes.
  • (2023-10-22) Priyanka Rathod: good application ...............!! i like to use this.......
  • (2023-10-21) Jacqueline Davis: Thank you so much! I had no idea that I was an auditory learner and listening would increase my comprehension! My family and I have used your plug in since at least 2017 if not before! Thank you.
  • (2023-10-18) Mark Palmos: Has potential but makes Gmail jerky and it's very hard to simply click on an email and then click to have it read out... sometimes works sometimes not, and there is no icon ON THE EMAIL ITSELF... so you don't know if it has selected the right email. Im uninstalling, trying Read Aloud next.
  • (2023-10-16) Anand Kamath: I've been a paid user of Natural Readers on my 3 laptops and 2 phones. I love it. It syncs all the data between the devices. I wish my read rate speed setting would be saved across devices. I find having to set the reading speed on each device (a touch annoying). Also I notice that the user ID logs out too often. So sometimes I am looking to have a large block of text read and it stops half way saying free tier has been reached. Then I have to Log back in, re enter the Text and continue from where I had left off. But still a great app. Allows me to go through content quickly. I wish there was a Share option that would share the recording and readback highlighter with the person that I shared it with. It would be great to share content with my wife or manager so that they could see the experience of text the same way I was reading and listening to it. Thank you,
  • (2023-10-15) Skarlett Ross: Paid Version Been using this program on and off since high school. I find it very useful. Some the best text-to-speech I've seen! It's nice that its now a headless plugin and I can now use it on not only desktop windows chrome, but also in my Linux system and the kiwi browser on my phone (though its still a bit buggy as it will crash when I'm tabbed out for too long, but it's not a supported platform so understandable).
  • (2023-10-15) Chris Thompson: This saves me an incredible amount of time.
  • (2023-10-14) Ofer Reichman: This is a good reader, unlike most others. Not as good as Edge's though.
  • (2023-10-14) Dalia Nabhan: Great work!
  • (2023-10-14) Bryan “Ironman” Stark: Good voices but not free. You only get 5 minutes a day then you have to buy it. So, not really worth my time, I hardly got a chance to use it in 5 minutes.
  • (2023-10-14) Jonathan Azzopardi: I'm really loving this reading software. It's super handy for me aas i can listen to my study materials on the go. Plus, I can listen to my fellow students' creative writing, and even have my own work read out loud without having to depend on anyone. The realistic voices are a big plus, they add a human touch that keeps things flowing smoothly. Definitely a good investment for anyone looking to make their reading and studying easier and for busy people to have evreyithing on the go even whilst driving for eaxmple.
  • (2023-10-13) Rebecca Charles: really love how realistic the voices are, it makes me want to learn more when reading and studying. just wish the Volume can be louder, i may have to get an additional speaker but over i love it and i am using the free version.
  • (2023-10-13) Marielle Simoes: makes a huge difference for me!
  • (2023-10-12) Jennifer Soh: I love this. I paid for the subscription because it's 100% worth it. This company clearly put a lot of thought and effort into developing, maintaining and improving this service and I think it's unrealistic to expect them to offer it for free with this level of quality. If you want a free app, there are sure to be others out there that are less polished than this. That said, I do agree that 5 minutes a day is a bit short, and it would probably be better to consider at least extending it to 30 minutes.
  • (2023-10-10) Sharon Cadena: Great tool. I use it everyday. I also appreciate the continuous development in the software.
  • (2023-10-10) Mojahidul Islam: very natural. i love it. i have tried many but found natural reader very natural and attractive. five loves from my side.
  • (2023-10-07) IndoSkill CEO: "Efficient and natural-sounding TTS software. Clear voice quality, multiple languages, and easy integration. A valuable tool for accessibility, content creation, and communication." ~CEO Indoskill from India

Latest issues

  • (2023-11-03, v:7.0.5) Sharney Wilks: NOT WORKING PROPERLY ANY MORE
    I'm reading a book from my kindle and it stop working and I can't use it. I need it fix ASAP!
  • (2023-11-01, v:7.0.5) Birdbath: It's not reading sites
    When I click on the reader it opens but won't read any site. It starts to, highlights the line, says nothing, and stops. I logged out of the app and back in using the web interface and that hasn't helped. I tried this on multiple profiles and that didn't help. I looked in the extension permissions and cannot find anything to help. I tried using it on a different machine and it worked well. Any ideas?
  • (2023-08-31, v:7.0.4) Sebastien Boelpaep: Video of problems loading new speech, extension doesn't respond anymore
    Here is a video link where you can see that all the chrome integratin of natural reader are not responding correctly anymore after one or more requests: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FNI-PMes7UiRFa7AIQd0vagfuwovw4cF/view?usp=sharing Can you please fix this, because I can't work this way, the chrome extension is the most used of your applications, i'm a paid customer: [email protected] You will also note that it has some strange behavior (pronounciations) during speech.
  • (2023-08-31, v:7.0.4) Sebastien Boelpaep: Problems with speech generation (newlines and dots) are not resulting in a small pause during speech.
    I found another bug in chrome extension regarding to the reading behavior. When sentences are not terminated with a dot, it reads the second line as one line without taking a pause. The strange thing is that in the online version of the natural reader it knows that "new line" characters should be interpreted as pauses. The text below also demonstrates that the dots in the text are also not interpreted as a space during speech, which makes it diffucult to follow. For example this text which is multiple choices for an exam question: An oral statement from the auditee B.The results of a test performed by an external IS auditor C.An internally generated computer accounting report D.A confirmation letter received from an outside source
  • (2023-08-24, v:7.0.3) Molly Lui: Pause between counting numbers
    How do I insert a pause between words or numbers? e.g. countdown from 10 to 0.
  • (2023-08-17, v:7.0.3) Maureen R: Permissions
    When I went to install this extension it came up that this app can "Read and change all (my) data"?! Did I read that correctly?!!
  • (2023-07-08, v:7.0.2) Paul Sandyck: Natural Reader Chrome extension and Android phone?
    Will the Natural Reader Chrome extension work on an Android phone? If yes, how to install it?
  • (2023-06-21, v:7.0.2) Roei: highlight text
    is there an option to highlight the text that currently read because i like to read and listen
  • (2023-06-14, v:7.0.1) Maxim Bîrcu: Hotkey for playback speed.
    It would be very handy to have a hotkey to adjust the playback speed, something similar to youtube "shift + >".
  • (2023-05-25, v:7.0.0) Bambi Banks: Starts reading from where you choose
    I noticed that there was not a way for you to set the voice reader to start from a page you choose. It lets me skip to a page I want but will only "back read" from previous pages that were passed. And after that, itsb just frozen. It wont read anything it just sits.
  • (2023-05-03, v:7.0.0) Johnny Kamigashima: Detect Language
    I really would like Natural reader autodetect most preferred languages when reading, my main language is portuguese-br and I kept a favorite language, but I read a lot of english content too, and I have a pinned voice for that too, but having to manually switch after the read started is not productive, specially on mobile
  • (2023-05-03, v:7.0.0) Adam Clinton: Does the pronunciation editor not work when reading web pages?
    I tried to change the pronunciation of "Ma'am" (the voice I was using just pronounced it as "m'm"). It worked well on the naturalreaders website, but when I tried to have it read the word "Ma'am" on a web page, the pronunciation was no different.
  • (2023-03-27, v:6.0.4) Manolo: Suggestion to make control panel resizable (or option provided to make it smaller)
    With weakening eyesight due to aging, I find myself having to zoom in to webpages to make texts appear larger for reading, but by doing so, the control panel becomes enlarged to the extent that it blocks off large portions of texts. It would be very helpful for older users if the control panel - which can be dragged to any part of the webpage - could also be made resizable using the cursor (or an option provided in Settings to be able to do so)
  • (2023-03-19, v:6.0.4) Keith Triplett: Extension Issue
    Recently the highlight & right click option to read text does not work. I have tried many work arounds but still it isn't working. Please help.
  • (2023-03-16, v:6.0.4) Daniel Krammes: Data Security
    Does Natural Reader browser extension collect data about what I am reading? For instance, If I am reading a pdf in a browser, is that information it is reading being stored on natural reader's backend servers?
  • (2023-03-01, v:6.0.4) Ray: Problem with button sizing on Naturalreaders Chrome extension
    I wanted to bring to your attention an issue I encountered while using your Chrome extension. There seems to be a problem with the stylesheet for the text selection popup, causing the button to appear larger than the allotted space. This issue makes it difficult to use the button, and it appears to be a scaling issue. Please see email I sent to ([email protected], [email protected]. ) which includes zoomed in and zoomed out images for reference.
  • (2023-02-27, v:6.0.4) Majd Abu Rakty: Chrome extension audio does not work with casting to a wifi speaker
    Hello, I put this under suggestion because I am not sure it can be considered a problem. It is a problem for me at the moment but only due to temporary circumstances so I leave the final judgement to you. Here is the issue, I just damaged the speakers of my laptop yesterday and the only alternative I have at the moment is my smart wifi speaker that cannot output sound from the laptop directly. To have a smart speaker output audio from a pc/laptop, one needs to cast the source (an app or a chrome window for example) to the speaker. So far, youtube in chrome and other audio sources inside a browser window all worked seamlessly. However, when I used Natural Reader to read a web page (which I often do while doing other light activities) and cast the audio of the Chrome window to my wifi speaker, it did not work. I believe the issue stems from that the audio is coming from the extension itself rather than the window. So the sound still came from the laptop and as a result I am unable to use Natural Reader at the moment since my laptop speakers are damaged. This is definitely a temporary issue for me until I either fix or replace the laptop or get a bluetooth speaker maybe. However, I still wanted to notify you of the issue in case it can be fixed with some coding and an update on your part. I tried other chrome tts extensions and I luckily managed to find only one extension that worked with casting to a wifi speaker but I still prefer the voices in Natural Reader hence me writing this message. Cheers! Cheers.
  • (2023-02-26, v:6.0.4) Kait Blake: latest chrome update effecting extension
    since updating chrome, the highlight & right click option to read text does not work the majority of the time - haven't had this issue with regular use of the extension for over a year until now. have tried everything to make it work, but still is not working correctly
  • (2023-02-24, v:6.0.4) Empathy Heals: When I open certain PDF files in Chrome a new tab pops up with NarualReader
    Whenever I open PDF file in a Chrome tab, another tab automatically opens with https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/. I have no idea why this is happening, but it's very annoying. Can you please make it stop?
  • (2023-02-23, v:6.0.4) Carole Bullard: hOW TO CHANGE THE VOICE
    I need to change free voice in Google Chrome. I used to have a male voice, but now it's JANE and is horrible. Can you please change it on my account to Davis, which I think is also a free voice. I am semi-blind, so I cannot follow technical instructions. Can you just change the Jane voice on my account to Davis. My email is [email protected].
  • (2022-03-15, v:5.0.3) Ro Sands: Kindle Books
    I was using the Natural Reader extension to read my Kindle books online through https://read.amazon.com/ I received an email from Natural Reader that said that reading Kindle books was a new feature that that now have, but when I try to read my Kindle books now the extension will not work. It won't do anything when I click on the play button. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
  • (2022-03-03, v:5.0.2) Reba: Question and Feedback
    Hello. I recently started using natural reader and I have to say.. I love it. It makes studying and going through quizzes much easier. I've never been one for reading so having something that does it for me is very nice. I noticed that the web app version added several plus voices which sound very realistic. I was wondering if those voices are going to be rolled out to the google chrome extension as well. Lastly, one thing I wish for- is the ability for click to read to not only read the highlighted section, but to continue onwards like it does when highlighting and clicking the headphone icon- Rather than stopping at the end of the highlight. At least the option to do that would be nice. Also possibly additional styling options for highlighted text as it reads, outside of Ice, Warm, etc.
  • (2022-03-02, v:5.0.2) Ryan Cuthbertson: Please don't add the widget to all PDF files
    I only want the floating reader widget to appear after I click the extension in the Chrome toolbar. This is thankfully how it works for all pages but not for PDF files. Please allow me to turn off the appearance of the floating widget in PDF files. Currently, every time I load a PDF file in Chrome, I have to click the power button to make it go away and it's annoying.
  • (2022-02-16, v:5.0.1) Elba Roman: Reading Highlighted Text
    The app reads other text instead of the text I have highlighted it to read.
  • (2022-02-08, v:5.0.1) Subiraj Rathore: NaturalReader extension
    Hi Team Pls be informed I'm using OS win 10 and Chrome Version 98.0.4758.81 (Official Build) (64-bit) And there is something wrong with NaturalReader Extension after the update on 19January, as all the voices vanishes for eg Hira(IN) etc except some, and they they be only available after removing and re-intsalling the extesnion again & again. Kindly do something
  • (2022-02-07, v:5.0.1) Anna Titcomb: Kindle books
    How to I use this program with kindle books?
  • (2022-02-03, v:5.0.0) maria vinti: Lingua di lettura
    é possibile impostare la lingua di lettura in italiano?
  • (2022-02-02, v:5.0.0) Pretend School: Is it free? from new user
    This extension seems good, the only thing i'm worried about is if you have to pay for it. Is it completely free or what do I have to pay for?
  • (2022-01-25, v:5.0.0) Addison Brown: Page format issue..
    When I select text to be read and it reloads the page with the system, it messes up the page layout to where not everything is shown and the toolbar won't even expand the settings. Only when I use it on (connexus.com) school website. This happened with the latest update because I've never had this issue before.
  • (2022-01-24, v:5.0.0) Ron Ocher: Grammarly
    Hi . . . Will your service work with Grammarly.com. Ron [email protected]
  • (2022-01-24, v:5.0.0) matt lein: what i use this for
    i use this programe when i make my phone call up stairs because 19 years ago i was hit by a drunk driver so this makes people understand me
  • (2022-01-23, v:5.0.0) Steve Richards: New version
    Things that got worse with the new version. 1. The size of the extension. Before the size used to fit well. Now it is simply too big. 2. If you set the extension to "when the extension is clicked" then you only had to click and the extension worked. In the new version, the page must first be reloaded so that the extension works. 3. With the old version, you could click somewhere else while the text was being read so that another area was read. With the new version this is no longer possible.
  • (2022-01-13, v:4.2.1) Tandy Egg: Can’t access Google Docs
    I keep getting an error every time i try to sign in to the Google Drive. It says the App was Blocked, but I have no idea how to change it on the Google Drive side. I don’t know why it’s blocking. How do I connect?
  • (2022-01-10, v:4.2.1) Cézanne Alves: Native Microsoft (Windows) voices disappeared from the extension
    The voices from windows tts api (David, Mark, Zira) disappeared from the extension. Those were the voices with the fastest delay between sentences, very useful for speed reading. Is this a bug or where they removed on purpose, and if so, why?
  • (2021-12-30, v:4.2.1) Tim M: Diasble in Gmail
    Hello, is it possible to turn off the service in Gmail? I see the blue headphone icon in messages and I would prefer to turn this off. Thanks for any help
  • (2021-12-09, v:4.2.1) Skygamer10: Text Highlight
    The first time I used this extension, I was able to activate the highlight. Now, when I use the extension, it no longer highlights the texts.
  • (2021-12-08, v:4.2.1) Robert Cook: reading stopping
    For the past couple of days the natural reader extension in Google has been having problems reading. It will read something for about 5 to 10 minutes then stop with the "pause" button spinning and won't start up again. Help?
  • (2021-10-30, v:4.2.1) thieu hoang: vietnamese female voice
    can you add vietnamese female voice? Thanks
  • (2021-10-24, v:4.2.0) Karl: Highlighting
    Before this extension would highlight a sentence green and highlight the word it was reading blue then when it was done reading that sentence it would stop being highlighted. Now after it is done with a sentence it stays highlighted and I don’t like that. I feel like I need to constantly hit pause and play to get rid of the highlighting so I’m not looking at a wall of green. Maybe some people like this as it does remind you what you have and haven’t read but I don’t. Can there at least be an option to turn this on and off if this isn’t going to be removed. I preferred how it was before. I thought it was a bug at first but when I removed it from chrome and added it again it still acted like this.
  • (2021-10-14, v:4.1.3) Rilo the Fox: The Extension taking up Temp Files and RAM
    I was making my Text to Speech read a Creepypasta, but suddenly, the page shows an "Aw Snap!" page while using the Extension, it probably took up storage in the Temp Folder, and took up RAM.
  • (2021-10-04, v:4.1.3) Bonnie L. Kanner: Natural Reader is not working .
    How do I open Natural Reader on my desk top ? One minute it's there and working the next day I can not even find it.
  • (2021-09-29, v:4.1.3) Luigi Nervo: Accents
    Do you have a list of the English accents included in the extension? For example, what part of US Sharon come from? And Ryan? NaturalReader is very useful to learn different accents and this information would be important.
  • (2021-09-25, v:4.1.3) Shigeru Oyama: the price of your "Natural Reader Text to speech" extension on Chrome?
    the price of your "Natural Reader Text to speech" extension on Chrome? Where can I find the price list? Shigeru Oyama
  • (2021-08-27, v:4.1.2) Dave DeWave: NR not working with Google Docs
    NR not working with Google Docs, is there a server outage or something. IT goes out from time to time but this is a pretty long stretch now (since midnight EST).
  • (2021-08-15, v:4.1.2) mark o callaghan: Temporary usage before ceasing to work
    I'm not sure what would cause this but, when I download it, she works perfectly for a while. After maybe a couple of days, (not sure how long really) it ceases to read out selected text. The symbol still appears when I highlight a section of text on a web page. Clicking on the headphones symbol still shows up the iframe with progess, play/pause, skip etc but it just never starts reading. A quick uninstall reinstall fixes it every time.
  • (2021-08-04, v:4.1.2) R. B.R.: Auto-set voice: customize
    I only read in english or portuguese. Is there a way to "pre-select" the voices i want for each so they arent picked randomly?
  • (2021-08-04, v:4.1.2) R. B.R.: Is there an option to shorten the pause between phrases/ paragraphs?
    the stops are too long
  • (2021-07-06, v:4.1.1) Cézanne Alves: Wrong shortcut action in v4.1.1
    Normally by default Alt+r is set to "Read/Pause", which starts the extension if it it wasn't yet, and begins to read if not reading; If reading already, it pauses right there; If paused it resumes reading right from the place it was paused. This is how it works normally. It's well designed and I like it. However, in version 4.1.1, if "paused", the shortcut will cause the reading to "stop", which causes the reading to start again from the beginning of the text next time the shortcut is pressed.
  • (2021-06-25, v:4.0.2) Andrew Dwyer: Not reading all content on page
    Hi, I am just wondering if there as been a recent update on this extension? I work with some visually impaired students who were using the extension last year. The main application was in a quiz ( multiple choice) it was reading the quiz and the options fine. This year it reads the question, but when it gets to the possible answers, it just reads "group of choices". I thought it may be because of an update, or do you have any thoughts ? regards Andrew
  • (2021-06-12, v:4.0.2) Ralph Rody: Does Not Work At All
    This did not work at all for me, not even once. I installed and tried to have it read a paragraph out of a simple web page containing only text, it did not work. I tried to select, and get it to play from a right click, that didn't work either. My volume was up, sound was working perfectly, other extensions I tested from chrome web store had worked just a few minutes before that, I just didn't like the robotic speech they had that wasn't so easy to follow, that's why I wanted to try this one. But whenever I try to have it read some text, the duration of the audio appears in the popup window, along with the other small buttons, and the play/pause button which reacts with an animation when I hit play, but nothing is really playing.


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