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Google Chrome can now read web pages aloud from Android

Google Chrome can now read web pages aloud from Android

Google Chrome can now read web pages aloud from Android

Google has implemented a new feature in the Chrome browser for Android devices with which it reads the content of web pages aloud, including controls that allow you to pause, rewind or advance the text while the reading is playing, as well as adjust the speed playback mode or change the voice type.

The American technology company continues working to add accessibility functions to its services, so that users can obtain a better experience, in this case, when browsing web pages and being able to listen to their content, similar to a podcast or a song.

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In this regard, Google has launched a new ‘Listen to this page’ feature in the Chrome browser for Android devices, so that users can access the content of the web page in a read-aloud mode.

Likewise, this feature also includes controls to play, pause, rewind or fast forward through the text of the web page, as Google has detailed on its help page. In the same way, users will also be able to choose to change the playback speed or select between different types of voice, as well as activate a text highlighting and automatic scrolling option to continue reading.

Specifically, this function allows you to read content in up to twelve languages, such as Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Bengali and Hindi.

Likewise, as pointed out by 9to5Google, which has had access to this option, it allows you to choose between the voice ‘Ruby’, which has a medium and warm tone; ‘River’, with a medium and calm tone; ‘Field’, with a low and bright tone; and ‘Moss’, which offers a low and peaceful tone.

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According to this medium, when activating the function a player appears at the bottom of the page, which includes a progress bar and play and pause buttons, as well as a close button, and two forward or backward ten buttons. seconds. This player also shows the name of the page and website, and allows you to increase the reading speed.

Thus, to activate this reading mode, all you have to do is click on the ‘Listen to this page’ function within the browser options menu. Likewise, Google has explained that users will be able to continue browsing the current website or switch to different tabs while listening to the text.

With all this, Google has begun to implement this reading function in Chrome for Android devices, with the new version Chrome 125.

Source: Elcomercio

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