Chrome Speak is a free extension for Google Chrome that adds text to speech capability to Chrome. This Text to Speech extension for Chrome lets you select any text on web page, and instantly convert that to voice. You can modify the speed of the voice, pitch of the voice, and more.
This Text to Speech (TTS) extension for Chrome is quite easy to use, and completely free. To start using it, go to Chrome web store, and install this TTS extension for Chrome. Once installed, you are ready to convert any webpage to speech in your Chrome.
To read out any text, just select the text, and Right click on it. You’ll see an option of “Read the Selected Text”. Just click on that, and Chrome Speak will read out the text that you selected.
You can select long text, or even complete articles, in case you want this TTS extension to read out entire web page.
Here are some of the features of Chrome Text to Speech Extension:
- The TTS engine of this extension is available offline. So, you don’t need to be connected to internet to use this extension.
- You can make various changes in the voice. You can change Rate of voice, Pitch of Voice, and Volume of Voice. To make these changes, just click on the icon of the extension, that gets installed next to address bar in Chrome. You can control all options from there.
- This extension also lets you provide your own text, and convert that to text. To do that, just click on icon of this extension, and you’ll see a text box where you can enter text that you want to convert to speech.
Chrome Speak is quite easy to use, and very intuitive. It is especially useful for those who have difficulty reading, or just prefer to hear webpages, instead of read them.
In case you want to read out the documents, you can install one of the free text to speech software that we reviewed earlier.
Install Chrome Speak free.