Chrome Text to Speech Extension to Listen to Web Pages: Announcify

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Announcify is a free text to speech extension for Chrome which will help you in listening to text available on a web page. This free extension will read out text content of every website you want. Announcify will just take a few seconds to add to Chrome. This TTS extension is very handy especially for people who are bored of reading things online regularly, as it helps them listen to their desired text content on any web page.

More importantly, it also provides you options to select the pace at which it should read and also the volume at which you want to listen to it. There are two things it doesn’t do: Firstly, It does not read words embedded in images and secondly, it will not allow you to select any part of the text to be read, as it reads out the entire web page. One more disappointing thing about this extension is that, it only supports male voice, there’s no option to choose a female voice.

Features of Announcify:

The following are the features of Announcify:

  • Adding and using Announcify is very simple.
  • Starts reading at just a mouse click.
  • Allows you to select the pace and volume at which it should narrate.

How to Add Announcify to Chrome:

Click here and click on “Add To Chrome button”available on the homepage of this extension that opens up. That’s it, you are now ready to listen to the text on any webpage.

How to Use Announcify:

As you add this extension to Chrome, an icon will appear in the Chrome toolbar, beside the address bar as displayed below.

Chrome Announcify main

To start using this extension, simply click on Announcify icon or right click the mouse and select Announcify on the webpage which you want to listen to. Now a new Chrome tab will open with the current webpage’s text content and it will start reading it out . This extension will highlight the text being read in the web page and the remaining things will be blurred as displayed below.

Announcify highlight

Like other such kind of text to speech extensions this one also offers an option page from where you can easily adjust: the rate of speech, volume, and the pitch in which Announcify must narrate.

Some other similar extensions you can also try are SpeakIt and Chrome Speak.

Conclusion:

If you just want to listen to the web content and not read it, then go for Announcify  which is a simple extension but very useful.

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Works With: Google Chrome
Free/Paid: Free