Google has brought a great feature, you can listen to web pages without reading them, use them like this
Google has brought a great feature, you can listen to web pages without reading them, use them like this

Google has rolled out a new feature called "Listen to this page" that allows users to listen to web pages similar to how they listen to music or podcasts. This feature is particularly aimed at readers who prefer consuming content audibly rather than reading it on their devices. Users can access this feature on their Android devices via the Chrome browser by selecting the option from the menu. The feature supports playback controls such as play, pause, rewind, and fast forward, along with adjustable playback speeds.

How Does the "Listen to this page" Feature Work?

To use the feature, users need to open Google Chrome, navigate to the desired web page, and tap on the "Listen to this page" option under the More menu. Currently available in 12 languages including English, Hindi, Spanish, and others, this feature enhances accessibility by offering text-to-speech capabilities directly from the browser.

Compatibility and Limitations

The feature works seamlessly on web pages where the option is available but does not function on all web pages. Users can also customize the voice settings according to their preferences, making it a versatile tool for consuming online content hands-free.

Expansion and Accessibility

With its expansion into multiple languages and integration into the iOS ecosystem through Siri, Google aims to cater to a global audience of readers and listeners alike. This innovation reflects Google's ongoing commitment to enhancing user experience through innovative accessibility features. "Listen to this page" represents a significant step forward in bridging the gap between reading and listening preferences, offering users more flexibility in how they engage with digital content. As technology continues to evolve, such features are likely to become increasingly integral to everyday digital experiences.

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