Here is a free service to listen to Medium stories. It is named “Medium Text-to-Speech“. You can listen to a particular Medium article or story with just two simple steps. This can be very helpful when there is some very long story and you’re not in a mood to read the entire content or there is some other reason. You can simply plug-in headphones and then use this text to speech service to listen to any article available on Medium.
Apart from this main feature, you can also check the total read time for that article and reading progress. You can also jump to a particular part and adjust the volume while listening to that article. In the screenshot below, you can see that play and other options are visible for a Medium article.
Let’s check how it works.
Using This Free Text to Speech Service to Listen to Medium Stories:
This is an extremely simple service. It doesn’t force you to create some account or follow other steps. When the service homepage is opened, paste the URL of a Medium article in the available field, and then press Enter.
It will provide a bar where you will see the following options:
- Play/pause button.
- Seek bar to jump to a particular part while listening to a Medium story.
- Total time to read the article. Current time of reading.
- Adjust volume or simply mute it.
Use these options and listen to the article as per your requirements. This is all we get with this service. There are no other options or settings.
Did you know you can also read unlimited member-only Medium stories for free?
This is indeed a very useful service to listen to Medium stories. The good thing is there is nothing to configure. Just paste the URL and it will be ready to serve you. I wish it would have provided the option to change speech rate (increase/decrease speech) and speech person, but it ain’t so. Still, the main feature works really good. You can try it.