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Speechify Text to Speech Voice Reader

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Read aloud any Google Doc, PDF, webpage, or book with text to speech (TTS). Natural sounding voices in 30+ languages & 130 voices.

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Description from store Text to speech from Speechify lets you listen to docs, articles, PDFs, email, and other formats — anything you read. It’s one of the fastest growing voice generator extensions in the Chrome store. Our speech synthesis TTS technology is trusted by millions of happy users who listen in various languages and accents in the most natural-sounding speech. Our users have listened to 6.5 billion words. == Speechify text to speech features == ➤ Listen at any speed Read up to 4.5x faster — 900 words per minute. Our high-quality AI voices can read 4.5x faster than the average reading speed so that you can learn even more in less time. While it isn’t easy to listen to 900 words per minute, we won’t stop you from achieving your full potential. ➤ Listen on desktop or mobile devices. Anything you’ve saved to your Speechify library instantly syncs across devices so that you can listen to anything, anywhere, anytime. Saved artifacts are synced to the cloud and accessible across all your devices. Make sure to install our mobile app on your Android or iOS devices. ➤ Human-like voices Our voices sound more fluid and human-like than any other AI reader, so you can understand and remember more. ➤ Screenshot image to audio Found an image with text on it? Take a pic and have Speechify read it out loud to you. You can easily take a screenshot and sync it to your cloud with one click. ➤ Floating widget The floating widget is always accessible when you need it. Move it around, dock it, or completely hide it. ➤ Other features • Active highlighting to help you easily read along. • Inline player seamlessly integrates into all your websites for easy and quick access. • One subscription and easily sync across all your devices. == How Speechify works == • Speechify scans your active tab in your browser and, in real time, converts the content to a most human-sounding voice. • Works beautifully with Gmail, Google docs, Word docs, PDFs, Twitter, Wikipedia entries, blogs, news publications, and every web page you visit. It’s perfect for school, work, e-learning, learning a second language, and casual reading. • You can take a picture of any text and import it into the app to read aloud. With over 130+ voices to choose from across various languages, you can find the perfect one you love. Some voices are very recognizable. Mr. President, for instance, or even the officially licensed Gwyneth Paltrow voice, is one of our users’ favorites. == Use cases == Speechify was first built to serve a single purpose: to help with dyslexia. But the use case for our app with the best-sounding voices exploded. If you love to read, need to read, or struggle with reading, Speechify is for you. ➤ Students at any grade level Read faster and retain much more. Listen to your notes or textbook and follow along while stimulating auditory and visual senses. ➤ People with disabilities Speechify was created by Cliff Weitzman, who struggled with dyslexia. It helped him excel at his studies. ➤ People struggling with vision issues or injuries that prevent them from reading Other disabilities such as dry eyes, migraines, TBIs, or any illness that's a barrier to reading. Our mission has been constant – remove barriers to reading. ➤ Professionals like lawyers & doctors Professions that require extensive reading, such as lawyers, doctors, editors, and such, can read important case files quickly and become more familiar with their work in shorter amounts of time. ➤ Storytime Parents can use text to speech to read their children’s favorite books at home or on those long car rides. You don’t have to turn on an iPad or a movie to entertain your kids. They can listen to their favorite stories over and over again. Reading has proven to have significant results in early childhood development. Let them read. ➤ Productivity hackers Save time with speed reading everything. No more lengthy emails. Use Speechify to automate your life. Speechify works great on Notion and other productivity tools. ➤ People who love podcasts Reading your favorite blog, news article, or a lengthy PDF, but it’s time to work out? No problem. Simply press play, and Speechify will convert your article into speech. ➤ Avid readers Those working in Google Docs. Efficiently read and share audio versions from within the docs for review.

Latest reviews

  • (2024-05-17) Mike Shaunessy: Am in my 2nd year using. The best text to speech out there. Use it every day. Adapts well to different online uses. Good customer support too. Recommend.
  • (2024-04-02) pabbi prem: Voices chosen for Hindi are quite incompetent , HORRIBLE..!!! If not possible to make proper delivery then better Hindi be removed from your Language List.
  • (2024-03-19) M Choi: I like the screen shot button. It helps me to focus on listening while reading a paragraph or two instead of a whole page. Whoever made an idea for a screen shot button is a game changer.
  • (2024-03-12) Jacklez: This extension saved me for school and I managed to increase my grades drastically because of it. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't like reading and would prefer to listen such as myself.
  • (2024-02-02) Jeffrey Miller: Why did you get rid of the skip sentence buttons? I don't want to be forced to hear headlines, captions and other junk! Please bring back the skip sentence buttons or I just can't use your product anymore. Edit: You brought the skip buttons back which was great, but you took them away again! Clicking on the sentence doesn't work nearly as well as the skip buttons. On some sites it'll jump to the top of the page suddenly or the sentences will have a very small clickable area. Please, please, bring back the skip buttons. I'm sorry skip buttons don't achieve the UI look you're trying to achieve, but I won't pay for something that has actively made it's product worse. 2-1-2024: Why the heck do you keep removing the skip sentence button? I don't even want to read articles now. Like, is it because you think skip buttons look lame or is there some financial decision that leads you to make the user experience so much worse?
  • (2024-02-01) J. Alarcón G.: Muy bien, cumple con lo que ofrece.
  • (2024-01-31) Split Systems Down Under Heating & Aircon Service: The absolute BEST software available. Nothing comes even close!
  • (2024-01-30) Deja Warren: Highly recommend it. Its a great tool to have!
  • (2024-01-29) IvanSuarezmusic: INCREIBLE MUY UTIL!!!
  • (2024-01-29) Ella Johnson: makes my work day so much better being able to focus on lengthy texts by having them read a loud while I read along or take notes. I use it for so many other resources as well as proofreading. Never have trouble with it. Love.
  • (2024-01-29) Kapil Sethia: Best TTS extension.
  • (2024-01-29) MiX So: There are problems with reading in Google Translate. Your plaging reads what do it want... several times, not just what is selected, but all in a row.
  • (2024-01-29) Yunus Parvez Khan: One of the best things I have ever used. Listening and reading something at the same time has significantly changed my research journeys.
  • (2024-01-28) Jesse Fajardo: Awesome it read a page of C++ text book in a minute flat and I picked up most if not all of the relevant information. Just I didn't have to pay for it sound like the program is educating me.
  • (2024-01-28) Nicholas T Stine: I developed some pretty strong learning challenges in the last 7 years, making a major deviation from my 40+ year learning style. From HS AcaDecathlete to severe struggles... having it read along to me is helping a lot, and I'm retaining a little better than when I only read it to myself.
  • (2024-01-27) Jamar Stoute: Pretty good, no issues so far.
  • (2024-01-26) Senzo Mgabhi: Great work from Speechify! There is always room for improvement.
  • (2024-01-25) Ed Kost: Helpful in reviewing emails and drafts thereof.
  • (2024-01-25) Joseph Banks: very clear voice
  • (2024-01-24) Daniel D'Amato: Great product
  • (2024-01-22) Michael Nathan: awesome program, I have been looking for something like this for quite some time, and I am glad that I found it. I am a very mobile person so I cannot sit still long enough to get through my school readings, but thanks to this program I can listen on the go! very useful, and if you are a multi-tasker like myself... this will definitely help! I highly recommend this app!
  • (2024-01-22) Richard F: Great for long texts. Great!
  • (2024-01-22) Jonathan de Villiers: Love the system simplicity and accuracy the voice options is fantatstic
  • (2024-01-21) Mahmudul Hasan: Useful and handy to use.. yet have some bugs and issues but still loved it tha way it is.
  • (2024-01-20) Ryan Richardson: I like it so far. we need a link or be able to use this on DuckDuckGo Browser.
  • (2024-01-19) Norah Alsuwailem: I love it. Very helpful.
  • (2024-01-19) Charbel Nehme: love it.
  • (2024-01-19) kelvin praise: EDIT: I love this extension but recently it has been giving me some headache, why does it automatically highlight text on the document and start playing, like you enter a site click a text and it starts reading out confidential info, not cool. _______________ Lovely!
  • (2024-01-19) Ugwuagbo Chibuzo: Epic!!
  • (2024-01-19) Sachin Jain: Insane extension , especially for people with dyslexia
  • (2024-01-18) Christopher Dews: It's a great app but has many glitches and does not pair well with Microsoft Outlook.
  • (2024-01-16) Steven Gager: So incredibly useful. I have always had trouble staying focused while reading. Speechify helps me understand text in front of me so I can process it better. 5/5
  • (2024-01-16) Lou Raposo: This app may be a five star, but have not used it enough yet.
  • (2024-01-15) graham usai: I love it, the voice doent sound very AI and it saves a lot of time
  • (2024-01-15) alzoidicon: schmoovy and groovy
  • (2024-01-14) Devansh Verma: excellent
  • (2024-01-13) Diego Arellano: Very useful
  • (2024-01-13) YEETS PRODUCTION: Severely ADHD and absolutely love this program. Helped me through so much learning in much efficient manner, without having to decipher what letters and alphabets juxtaposed right next to each other could spell out or mean.
  • (2024-01-13) Mikey Howell: For an auditory learner and/or anyone with reading comprehension issues, this is a game changer! The voice can be a little difficult to follow, it sounds robotic as opposed to fluid and human, but I think the value of this program far outweighs that small issue. It has saved me hours of time and extended trouble comprehending content by reading my college books and assignments to me.
  • (2024-01-12) Amel Senic: tis good
  • (2024-01-12) Mohamed Labib: Love It
  • (2024-01-12) Anthony Appiah Aheto: it is good
  • (2024-01-12) Dumbee Mcbunn: good
  • (2024-01-11) Lunar Star: This has helped me out encredibly, as someone who stuggles with dyslexia this has been a life saver in so many ways :)
  • (2024-01-11) Colin Wright: thanks BOO!!!
  • (2024-01-10) Peter Kattan: Great product. There are some bugs here and there, but nothing major. It mostly reads everything apart from Notion app files. I wish it could read those, too. They update the app frequently, and that's what's important :) Highly recommended!
  • (2024-01-09) Mercy Ugochukwu: Speechify truly deserves a 5-star rating! This app has revolutionized the way I consume and interact with written content, particularly emails. It has become an invaluable tool for me.
  • (2024-01-08) djay doom: I don't know if I should utilize AI to improve upon what I'm writing right now, but my mind was blown as I utilized the free service they offer to improve a letter to my narcissistic brother and change the tone and tenor of my email so that it was more convincing to a person who doesn't feel feelings. Now that is a technological breakthrough I'm all about this is amazing and we are on the verge of a sea change, we have not seen since the invention of the wheel. I am in convinced of that now.
  • (2024-01-08) Linus LaFond: I don't like to read long emails but this helps so much!
  • (2024-01-08) Daniel Opeyemi Atoyebi: top notch

Latest issues

  • (2020-07-06, v:4.0.3) Drew Snelgrove: Selective Web sites
    As mentioned by others, the Control graphics look great, but are unusable at bottom on the page. Most of all, the web sites that have been wonderfully read from Speechify for the last 10 months, are no longer able to be read. Help! Drew
  • (2020-07-02, v:4.0.3) Sandeep Thapa: Please give us back the old features
    The play button is a distractions. I mainly use option+q to read highlighted text. Now I can not do any of that, I cannot use the shortcut nor can I read the highlighted text. It reads the whole page. The update is just sad. Please, do something.
  • (2020-07-02, v:4.0.3) Jon Bachelor: Not liking the new control on web pages
    I believe it came from the update on 2020.07.01 - a new graphic for a speechify control is now displayed in the lower-right of basically all web pages now, and I have been unable to find any sort of preference to turn this off. Please give us an option to turn off this on-page UI element... On some websites, it winds up interfering with their page (here is a screenshot of an example from Outdoorsy: https://share.getcloudapp.com/jkuQOlz1). Even if it did not directly get in the way, I am not a fan of adding new UI elements to a page unless it is absolutely necessary. Just a little toggle to turn it off would be very much appreciated. Thanks for the great work, overall! Jon
  • (2020-07-02, v:4.0.0) Jon Bachelor: July 1, 2020 update not working on Chrome
    Just like I see others reporting, the extension just shows the animated 3 dots. I never even get to a login. I can get to a login clicking on the new icon at the lower-right of the web page, but the login page I get to suffers the same eternal 3 animated dots problem as the extension icon in the toolbar.
  • (2020-07-01, v:4.0.0) Sandeep Thapa: Speechify stuck at dot for chorme
    I love this app but It has recently stopped working.
  • (2020-07-01, v:4.0.0) Cannot use speechify on Chrome
    I cannot sign in. the dots keep spinning and it says logging in. but it never logs in.
  • (2020-05-26, v:3.2.11) Daniel Szulc: stopped working on chrome
    stopped working on newest chrome
  • (2020-04-30, v:3.2.11) Ana Wilson: Log in
    I cannot log in through my user name and email.
  • (2020-03-11, v:3.2.11) Luis Javier Rolón Guatibonza: No funciona en textos de pdf que abro en chroome
    intento seleccionar el programa Speechify y no me funciona en archivos pdf que abro en el chrome, quisiera saber por que o que debo hacer para solucionar este inconveniente
  • (2020-01-24, v:3.2.11) Acton East Bay Guides: Doesn't display all language choices
    Trying to install on a student chromebook. Languages only listed are US Male, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Hindi and Indonesian. Whereas, on my computer, I see many more including UK Male. Is there a security setting which limits this?
  • (2019-05-28, v:3.2.7) Waqas Rabbani: Does not show written words
    There are few problems with extension; 1. In the pop-up window of the extension, can't see the text along with audio, as it is shown in intro video. I can hear to sound, but there the no corresponding text. 2. When click on extension icon after selecting text, the audio doesn't start. It starts only when I click on extension's icon from right click menu. 3. When audio starts playing, there is no way to stop it. No matter how many times I click on pause button from extension's pop-up menu, it doesn't pause. Please guide me how to fix these issues.
  • (2019-04-30, v:3.2.0) Thalia Rodkin: what extension should I be using
    had to download the app again because it stopped working/reading the highlighted text and seemed to be asking for a sign in and password, which I didn't realize I had before. when I downloaded it again it asked what extension to use...I didn't know so I picked window media player....guess what, that doesn't work, and now I don't know what to do.
  • (2019-03-07, v:3.1.4) Chrome extension
    does not read after highlighting paragraph
  • (2019-02-13, v:3.1.4) french voice
    Hi! I've been trying to use the french voice but the reading stops after a minute or so. It doesn't read all the text I selected but it stops after a few lines. Can you tell me why that is ? Thank you for your help and for speechify that provides very natural sounding voices.
  • (2019-01-18, v:3.1.4) Chromebook?
    Can you tell me if Speechify works on a Chrombook?
  • (2019-01-15, v:3.1.4) Vivek Sathe: Send to iPhone
    I am using the Chrome Extension but not able to send 'selected text' from a sample file in Google Doc directly to my iPhone though as suggested i'm logged into same google account on both desktop and iPhone. Not sure what i'm doing wrong. Thanks, Vivek Sathe
  • (2018-12-27, v:3.1.3) MM A: Move existing Speechify files to New Folder
    I have several existing files that I imported into Speechify. How to I move those files to the new folders that I created for organization? I am on the Android OS. If there is no direct way, where are the files stored in the directory structure ? Perhaps, I can move from behind the scenes. Thank you in advance for your support. I love Speechify!
  • (2018-11-14, v:3.1.3) Michael D'Arcangelo: not reading
    hello, i think i need an update? i cannot get speechify to ready any amount of text. Thanks
  • (2018-08-23, v:3.1.3) Amber Wootan: Can't download
    I'm trying to download Speechify. And nothing is happening when I push the added to chrome button.
  • (2018-05-30, v:3.1.2) Jason Shellen: Blocking access to some sites
    Visit sumo.com with extension-enabled, can't see any content. Disable extension, content appears fine.


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4.5192 (12,907 votes)
Last update / version
2024-05-23 / 10.12.0
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