Reviews & Comments of Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader chrome extension

From March 11th, 2022 to April 14th, 2023, 45% user give 5-star rating, 19% user give 4-star rating, 11% user give 3-star rating, 12% user give 2-star rating, 13% user give 1-star rating. for Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader chrome extension.

Reviews of read aloud: a text to speech voice reader:

Lalith Kahatapitiya April 14th, 2023
Lalith Kahatapitiya

Just started using, So far experiencing good results. I believe it will continue to give me the service that i expect.

Rami April 4th, 2023

They collect your personally identifiable information such as your personal home address, your email address, your name, and more. Why would a stupid little app like this need that information?

davu cooked April 3rd, 2023
davu cooked

Keeps changing language, so I get English text read with a German accent. Looking for another extension.

Colton Stone April 2nd, 2023
Colton Stone

Works as advertised. Have yet to encounter any glitches.

Ibrahim Ali April 1st, 2023
Ibrahim Ali

It's really good, but it can also be better

Andy w March 30th, 2023
Andy w


Hero Cuke March 28th, 2023
Hero Cuke

A useful tool for a lazy reader like me. Default voice and speed are kinda lame, but can be changed by Right-Clicking "Read Aloud" extension app > Options. It unfortunately resets every now and then, so I have to try and keep that in mind.

Mark Palmos July 19th, 2018
Mark Palmos

the voice is awful. It used to be better.

Jose Banuelos March 22nd, 2023
Jose Banuelos

The original voice is no longer available, it was easy to listen to.

Kimberley Dries March 19th, 2023
Kimberley Dries

doesnt load

Inês Reis March 19th, 2023
Inês Reis

Reads the assigned text but with a very robotic voice!

Steven Ediriweera March 18th, 2023
Steven Ediriweera

Used to be good, now its a buggy mess that rarely ever reads out all the parts I literally highlight, or the entire document

Nathaniel Ricker March 11th, 2023
Nathaniel Ricker

functional tool, doesn't go fast enough

124-Nayan Varsani March 7th, 2023
124-Nayan Varsani

I would give the "Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader" Chrome extension a rating of "Loved it!" This extension is an incredibly useful tool for anyone who wants to have text read out loud to them. The voice reader is clear and easy to understand, and it's great that you can customize the voice and reading speed to suit your preferences. The extension is also very easy to use, with a simple interface that allows you to quickly and easily highlight the text you want to read aloud. Overall, I highly recommend this extension to anyone who wants to make reading on their computer more accessible and enjoyable.

Chris Ankerman March 2nd, 2023
Chris Ankerman

This extension worked well for the first two months I used it but then it has since continulously paused or refreshed itself causing me to start from the top again. Incredibly frustrating. At this time I would not advise Read Aloud.

Kevin Tortoise February 27th, 2023
Kevin Tortoise

The sound quality is utterly horrible. The extension must use a very low quality lossy codec settings for the text to speech voice. The voice is too muffled and also distant sounding. It's so annoying that I struggle to comprehend the words spoken. Websites such as Thebigthink and the Wall Street Journal have built-in 'read out loud' features for some articles and the sound quality is so much clearer and higher resolution than this app's voice.

Maxigum Star February 21st, 2023
Maxigum Star

It does not always work. It is annoying.

KWJ February 20th, 2023

Read Aloud is a useful tool for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with dyslexia or poor vision would benefit from hearing text to speech, consequently improving one's comprehension. Furthermore, students that have difficulty with decoding, can focus on the material being presented rather then struggling to get through the written word. Some students have read test aloud modification in their IEP. This extension allows for students to be more independent and not depend on the teacher. I Like the function of adjusting voice, speed and tone as well.

Mia Gerlisky February 19th, 2023
Mia Gerlisky

It was good for me for a year but recently(as in the last month and a half) it hasn't been working for me not at all I have to get rid and reinstall it just for it to work

Dean Householder February 14th, 2023
Dean Householder

Great extension with minimal permissions! Just highlight the text, right click and select "Read aloud selected text". So simple!

Dianne Bradley February 13th, 2023
Dianne Bradley

IMPORTANTLY--WHY are there NO RESPONSES FROM THE DEVELOPER when Reviewers have posted questions/concerns/problematic experiences below? I LOVED this extension prior to some current bug/glitch/update(???) that renders my user experience to undesirable/useless/frustrating-beyond-words. I used this extension for several years without major issue, and relied on it near-daily. However, as of the last couple of days... not at all so much. Text highlighting is now inoperable, despite my settings for "Show in Popup". And... despite my settings for "In-Page" Audio Playback, this too, is inoperable. Instead-- activating this extension presents me with a New Window that states something to the effect, "This window will close automatically after 5 minutes of inactivity." On that newly-opened window, nothing else is shown, so I cannot read what is being read aloud because I cannot see the text. Closing this window deactivates Read Aloud. Ridiculous. We're done. Time to test-drive an alternative extension that offers Feedback/Support from its Developer.

Michelle Julien February 12th, 2023
Michelle Julien

This is my first time using a reader and Read Aloud. Having the reader is such a big reading large blocks of texts. However, I found that it would skips multiple words at the beginning of a sentence. Nice to have would be highlighting or focus on the text being read.

W. J. R. (Saltlake Seattleite) February 11th, 2023
W. J. R. (Saltlake Seattleite)

Perfect for what I need it to do... ALMOST... I mean, it's nice that it has a pop-out window with the text it is reading, and that window has a handy "Back" "Play/Pause" "Forward" control button set on the top and a Text size down and up on the bottom left but OMG, why do I have to go into the settings on a separate screen to change the voice VOLUME, PITCH, and SPEED? Seriously, those should be on that main window so I can adjust as needed. I tend to have it read fast, but sometimes there are sections where I need to replay the text over and have it go a bit slower so I can fully understand what is being said, or so I can read along but some of the wording is a bit more complicated or a new word or term is introduced and I need a moment to look it up to make sure I better understand what it is. Please, put these controls on the main window where the text is being read so I don't have to mess around with going back and forth to adjust the speed or volume (I rarely mess with the pitch once I've got it where I like it), I will look around for the TTS I used to have, I forgot how helpful these can be, because it did have these functionalities available to adjust while it was reading and it made a huge difference in my ability to get what I was trying to go over.

Morning Morning February 7th, 2023
Morning Morning

Pretty Cracked

Izzy Behr February 7th, 2023
Izzy Behr

Honestly this is one of the best extensions to chrome as its easy to use and isnt in your face about money

Timothy Burgess February 7th, 2023
Timothy Burgess

work for most sites. some time it skip lines and random blocks of texts. but if you highlight it work fine.

Tony January 20th, 2018

UPDATE 2/5/23: Anyone know if this is available for IOS? I can't seem to find it in the app store. ------------- I love this extension. Easily allows me to multitask. I also use it on my phone.

T.K. S February 5th, 2023
T.K. S

Wow! Was looking for a feature similar to that in Microsoft Edge and this out does that. Thank you for the great too. You guys just need a "Start Reading From Here" Option.

timmy turner February 4th, 2023
timmy turner

Honestly was doing research on other text to speech extensions and this is the best free TTS extension out there. and if its free its for me. if you do want more features like I read on the other reviews like faster speed and highlight text I recommend speechify but there is a 13$ monthly subscription which for the extra features I guess its worth but again this is the best free TTS out there so far.

Sparkle Sunshine February 4th, 2023
Sparkle Sunshine

it use to be the best text to speech add-on i used, i hope the dev stop trying to ruin it.

Gregory Garcia February 1st, 2023
Gregory Garcia

it would be terrific if read aloud could add a feature that when I highlight text, i can add it to what read aloud is already reading. I read a lot of PDF files with footnotes. So if I want to avoid the footnotes, I have to select my desired text each time it's done with the previous text to avoid interruption of my reading.

Savanna P January 28th, 2023
Savanna P

I really liked this app but for some reason it no longer works after Chrome updated. It will run, but it won't actually make sound. Really disappointing.

high def January 4th, 2023
high def

Privacy practices are also really bad. Right click to read was gone, then it was back again, now it's gone for good it seems. Updated chrome, still gone. Really frustrating at this point, so I'll cut down on the rating, since now it's inherently worse than the alternatives.

Knight D November 19th, 2020
Knight D

This is an excellent open source text to speech application. It is extremely useful tool for any one with dyslexia, and reading difficulties. Students and writers can use it to listen their work or papers to make sure it sounds alright and to identify syntax errors. You can changes voices to free or premium voices. In my experience, Google voices do superb job to reading medical books and articles. Highlight feature is extremely helpful.

Pedram Zamani January 20th, 2023
Pedram Zamani

This is wonderful app. It is accrue ,clear and fast enough for me.

Amanda Moore January 18th, 2023
Amanda Moore

This extension used to work. Unfortunately, it's no longer working for me.

Anand Kamath January 15th, 2023
Anand Kamath

Is there a way to speed up the ReadAloud? I'd like to go 1.75X to read the text faster. Also is there a way to donate to your cause? please let me know. Great app. Keep up the work! :) Best from Dallas, Texas.

Chocolate Bear January 13th, 2023
Chocolate Bear

I added this extension to my google chrome and then decided it wasn't what I needed after I tested it out. After I removed it I still get the annoying grey pop up window that never goes away. It never goes away even when you disable it with the program and when you uninstall the program(extension) from google chrome. Now I am looking at having to uninstall google chrome because this annoying pop up won't go away even though I removed the extension.

Sai Sravan January 11th, 2023
Sai Sravan

Everything is perfect. A small issue. It cannot read the text in websites containing recursively expanded DOM content. For example it would not work in kaggle etc. A fix for this would be greatly helpful. Thanks for making my life simpler.

Clint Webster January 7th, 2023
Clint Webster

best i find i like it would be 5 star if not that it wont read <> like microsoft edge built in one does and i dont like edge i use brave/chrome

Vinay B V January 6th, 2023
Vinay B V

amazing tool

Derek “Dee” Buchanan January 2nd, 2023
Derek “Dee” Buchanan

It randomly stopped working and keep read the same page after you go to there page. I used it for last two of college. That was a big help, but now is useless

Sharpshooter Gaming January 1st, 2023
Sharpshooter Gaming

one of the best plugin , idk how he get 4 star and some useless extension get 5 star, free and awesome appreciate.

Oleye December 28th, 2022

I have been using this Text To Speech extension for over a good two years. I have to say, this is the most helpful extension I've come in contact with.

Steven Guy December 28th, 2022
Steven Guy

Read Aloud does a great job at skipping to just the parts of articles you'd actually want it to read, which is definitely appreciated. It can be shown either in a popup or in its own window, and it has the typical sliders for speed, pitch, and volume in the options. Once you have everything set, you just click one button and it starts reading the current article. This extension becomes insanely good once you enable Google's Neural2 and Wavelet voices, which you can do through the Enable Custom Voices in the voices menu. Yes, it's a bit of a pain to get a Google "GCP API key" but it's free and there's plenty of tutorials online showing you exactly how to do it. And it's really only a pain because of Google, it's not the fault of this extension. But yeah, once you do that and enter in your key, you'll gain access to a ton of high quality voices with no apparent limit to the size of individual sentences. The other big text-to-speech extension charges over $100 a year for voices that aren't much better.

Dhinesh Ram K December 23rd, 2022
Dhinesh Ram K

Working as expected - thanks a lot !!

Károly Körtélyesi December 12th, 2022
Károly Körtélyesi

Easy to use! Works great! :)

Second Life Around December 9th, 2022
Second Life Around

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m hasan November 28th, 2022
m hasan

Nice, easy to use & free of cost.

Chris Vydas September 28th, 2019
Chris Vydas

Please add a dark theme. The the webpage reader is an off-white color and very bright. Would be great if a theme option was included under the extensions settings.

Prakhar Jain November 16th, 2022
Prakhar Jain

Hi, can you fix the Amazon Polly Kajal English voice, Its available in +neural. But, in your plugin whenever i run, it gives error. "Voice not available in Standard Engine", even though my AWS credentials are set up.

Lisandro Marte November 13th, 2022
Lisandro Marte

Only thing is you should be able to change speed.

Ray Jor November 12th, 2022
Ray Jor

It just worked and still performs well after I tried many other similar extensions 1 month ago...Really helpful and the service is sweeeeet!

Doktorandombud | Rina Blomberg November 7th, 2022
Doktorandombud | Rina Blomberg

"Text to speech in one click" - nah! constantly having to click permissions in a seperate window all the time!

Nolan Mann November 3rd, 2022
Nolan Mann

Easy to use, works great and free. Can you really ask for anything else?

Nirmala Fernando November 2nd, 2022
Nirmala Fernando

wow thanks guys for this app. im in so love with this app

TheThrumpet3 Evan October 30th, 2022
TheThrumpet3 Evan

Really good TTS reader, but it randomly stopped working and I haven't been able to fix it. Wish it still worked : (

Kimberly Genovese October 30th, 2022
Kimberly Genovese

its pretty good

Ali Mulwa Mangeli October 29th, 2022
Ali Mulwa Mangeli

It is randomly playing videos in the background of the tabs and its annoying i think its infected somehow or they are trying to make money by doing that. I immediately removed it.

Aaron Olson October 26th, 2022
Aaron Olson

Amazing extension. Helps me proofread my writing. Thank you!

Suzy Magnin October 25th, 2022
Suzy Magnin

I LOVED this app!!! But what happened? This has been my favorite app for reading PDFs and articles online but for whatever reason, today all of the voices are unlistenable!! They are ultra fast and grating! Please fix this problem! Life was so easy with this app! ?‍♀️?

Devon Helms October 24th, 2022
Devon Helms

Its ok but it reads the entire page, not just selected text. If you have a 10 page doc and you need to read the last paragraph, buckle up, you're in for a long, slow ride.

daniel pocklington October 24th, 2022
daniel pocklington

For now, at least, I can't activate the female UK voice. It reverts to the male UK voice.

Hope Emenhiser October 24th, 2022
Hope Emenhiser

What a mess

Zedroid October 18th, 2022

i cannot enable wavenet voices with permissions

Sarah Chacon October 18th, 2022
Sarah Chacon

I really like this extension and it really helps me read better but it stops working every so often and I have to turn it off and on again hoping it will reactivate.

lewis tsui October 17th, 2022
lewis tsui

Free is King. Accurate and quick!

Luke cowan October 17th, 2022
Luke cowan

i am not good at reading so i use this it is the best for people like me that dont know how to read good

Andy Henckel October 12th, 2022
Andy Henckel

I just installed this extension to read text and found that it reads some of the text selected, but then stops at a random location, and didn't read all of the text I selected. I liked the ability to select from a range of voices and speeds.

Alick Omay October 12th, 2022
Alick Omay

has a lot of potential but due to it cuting out after reading 10to30 words then u have to find out wher it got to re highlight the next part and tell it to read agin , repete every 10to 30 words like 2 to 4 time per minete , as a result this app is useless

Stelios Christofides October 8th, 2022
Stelios Christofides

From the privacy section: Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader collects the following: - PII data: Name, Address etc - Authentication information: For example: passwords, credentials, security question, or personal identification number If this is not a typo then I definitely will never be using this extension.

Michael Chen September 30th, 2022
Michael Chen

Great! helps alot, the Devs fixed most of the issues in the other reviews. Great!

Dive Allz (Zinc Rite) September 27th, 2022
Dive Allz (Zinc Rite)

I love this extension the only text to speech extension that I use. I'm not sure why but sometimes (and it doesn't matter what browser nor what OS I'm in) in the middle of reading something the extension will randomly stop like I told it too. It happens weather I use it from the right-click option (and/or) actually click on the extension itself to tell it to read whatever. Hoping a fix comes soon but thanks to the devs either way super useful and time saving.

Zuberi Daley September 25th, 2022
Zuberi Daley

Just what I was looking for this is going to change the game for me. Recommendations add a speed slide so it can read faster. and add more voices.

L O'Brien September 22nd, 2022
L O'Brien

UK English Female voice is male. Other than that it seems great.

Al Abadilla September 19th, 2022
Al Abadilla

Please explain why BitDefender blocks the installation and provides this alert: "hdhinadidafjejdhmfkjgnolgimiaplp_17577.crx tried to load a malicious resource detected as Amsi.Edge.22.8CFB4B9C and was blocked"

Magical Universe September 16th, 2022
Magical Universe

This is the best tts on the store. I've been using it for years and it has helped me tremendously.

Sarina Cooper September 13th, 2022
Sarina Cooper

I can deal with the monotone voice, infact it makes it easier for me to understad. It has been able to read any document I give it. Its good, it works for something that is free, as a broke student I love that, BUT it doesn't pause! The pause button just refuses to work making notetaking extremely difficult!

Talis Aurini September 12th, 2022
Talis Aurini

It's monotone, hard to follow. The voice breaks in the middle of sentences, hard to follow. Reads every little footnote even in the middle of a paragraph, hard to follow.

Gregarious September 10th, 2022

It's free but the voices don't work. It switches voices between paragraphs, it also paused at the end of each line (not period, or break, just the end of each line)

Texture September 7th, 2022

Works great so far! Really super simple to use. Also no none of that pay for speech bull. Tysm creator! Very helpful.

Nocturnal Owl Digitalist September 6th, 2022
Nocturnal Owl Digitalist

A big fan of this addon for years but couldnt use it much post late 2018 due to work schedules but started again during pandemic when I wanted to webpages and ebooks that I wanted to for long. Works, no complaints for that but the problem I see is that if I go to any webpage like "" or read any epub or pdf file in my browser (I use chrome, opera, edge, brave, vivaldi and firefox, librewolf) then it shows all of the text in its popup window not in highlighting the actual text on that page while reading word by word or line by line or para by para. If it is big like avatar wiki page, then it helps to keep record of where we are so we can pause or recontinue or check if something crucial comes up. In edge, I dont need your addon much because MS team added it in inbuilt and that works excellently (no support to edge but here they win a big point of knowing users who read a lot but have less time but want TTS feature so that we can read as soon as possible as much as we can), "" and edge even provides same in their mobile browser but want dev of this addon to provide support for mobile browsers that support addons like firefox, iceraven, browser, kiwi browser, yandex browser. I hope dev will look into claims I have made so as to improve it for better for old user like me. Thanks.

Vinícius Bandeira Goto September 4th, 2022
Vinícius Bandeira Goto

Tudo o que eu precisava.

Halil Yaşar September 2nd, 2022
Halil Yaşar


Cindy September 2nd, 2022

Works great! I just wish I could make the popup font smaller and the popup taller (having it in a separate window is annoying to me), or highlight the page text instead of being a popup. But it's still the best reader I've tried.

Sara Alladin August 31st, 2022
Sara Alladin

5-stars across the board. Works fantastically with website, PDFs, texts etc. If you can highlight the text in-browser, this extension will read it. Check the UK English male voice.... sounds like it's your own David (Michael Fassbender - Prometheus) reading to you!

Matthew Dudek August 26th, 2022
Matthew Dudek

Love this - A very useful tool, it determines the "Article" part of the web page well, and understands what the layout is so that is reads what you really want to hear without the fluff. Pair with an audio recorder like Audacity, and you can take articles with you in the car as MP3's for your commute as well!

Hassan Bilal August 22nd, 2022
Hassan Bilal

I love it .Select a Text or Web page ,It will speak cearly.

Coco August 21st, 2022

This works very well for me. I have a hard time comprehending what I read. I understand text better if it is read aloud to me. Sure the voice isn't perfect, but it does the job and it is not hard to understand in my opinion. I use this while doing my drivers ed courses because all of it is mostly just tons and tons of text that they expect you to read. They don't even have an option for people like me to have it read aloud. That's where this extension comes in handy. I'm seeing a lot of other reviews who seem to be having a lot of different problems that I'm either not experiencing or the problems they mention only come up VERY rarely. Either these issues were mostly fixed or it works differently depending on what website you are using. For my drivers ed though, it works wonderfully. I think this extension is very helpful and I hope it can be improved to be even better.

Lee Jericho August 17th, 2022
Lee Jericho

Easy to use, and does exactly what you need it for.

Ouss August 16th, 2022

It started reading directly! well done!

Sailor Drew August 9th, 2022
Sailor Drew

This is SUPER easy to use, but it's not very good. The voice cannot read words with capital letters. It would say Introduction or Course, etc, by saying the first letter, then pronouncing the rest of the word, so Introduction was I (eye)- pause - ntroduction, or Course was C (see)- pause- ourse, which made it sound like seahorse. There's also no speed options available to speed it up or slow it down.

Mike August 9th, 2022

This extension collects the following data: name, address, email address, age, or identification number, passwords, credentials, security question, or personal identification number (PIN). Enough said.

Jake Fox August 5th, 2022
Jake Fox

i wouldn't use it because it feels like a robot is reading to me with adhd my goal is to have it sound like a person is reading to me not a robot and the robot voice made it hard for me to concentrate made my adhd stand out i couldn't concentrate and it was hard for me wouldn't use it again.

Utsav D. Dave July 30th, 2022
Utsav D. Dave

Great extension. One of my must-haves. Works pretty well but not perfect by any means. Some issues: 1. Sometimes the voice changes back and forth between the chosen one and some other voice for seemingly no reason in the middle of reading a page. Mid-paragraph or even mid sentence. 2. No speed control in the play/pause menu - you have to got to the settings to change the speed. Would like to be able to change the speed 'on the go'. 3. While its great at *not* reading URLs, it still does read image credits, long source citations etc. Ideally there should be a toggle to reduce/remove the full reading out of source citations etc. Otherwise works great.

Po Hu July 27th, 2022
Po Hu


Dale Bhagwagar July 26th, 2022
Dale Bhagwagar

THREE MAIN ISSUES: This extension used to be good once upon a time. But now it keeps giving issues. Its kinda broken. 1) The recent major issue is whenever the extension has an update, it disappears from the right click window. One has to uninstall and reinstall the extension from Chrome to get the icon back on the right click window. 2) There are many times the extension does not load and has to be closed and clicked again to start speaking. This has been happening quite often now, inspite of having a great internet speed. 3) Last but not the least, the free voices often keeps changing automatically while speaking. The extension suddenly starts speaking in a different voice for a line or two and then goes back to the set voice. This not only sounds strange, but is distracting for the listener as the momentum is broken. (It also has very limited free voices, but guess THAT cannot be a complaint, as its free.)

khanhhung2512 July 24th, 2022

The update to Read Aloud 1.57.1 on Chrome makes this extension noticeably slower to activate than previous versions as well as version 1.57.0 on Firefox and Edge (latest). Please fix it.

Dania Diaz July 22nd, 2022
Dania Diaz

It can be useful, but I couldn't get it to stop reading an article that I didn't care to finish without disabling it. I would pause it in the controls then X out, but in a few seconds, it would start up again.

Beniston B July 19th, 2022
Beniston B

Cool extension

R M July 14th, 2022

Only issue is that a number of words get letters disconnected e.g. fi ll; aff ected; th ere; th en etc, - and are pronounced accordingly; some such as "th is" are so mangled that its difficult to guess.

Hexx July 14th, 2022

After latest update no ability to TTV on highlight off text and right click popup option in chrome, please tell me how to fix this, thank you

steve hayes July 12th, 2022
steve hayes

i like that i can increase the speed, wish it would go past 10. great for listening to lengthy paragraphs you'd like to skip but knows important. Or listening to a few chapters of a novel before bed. Dose not read sentences with < > symbols, skips everything.

Rain Dayz July 11th, 2022
Rain Dayz

a few weeks to a month ago it was working great and was rlly good, but recently it's been rlly bugged out and the voices changed (which i didn't like but that's just my opinion). Anyways, wouldn't recommend anymore :(

Tek aEvl July 8th, 2022
Tek aEvl

This used to be a great extn., but now it seems to use my gpu, when not in use. Seems like its mining crypto. There is no other explanation. Disabling this stops the browser from using my gpu steady at +9% usage.

Bagel Baker September 10th, 2019
Bagel Baker

Pls categorize the following voices under the 中文 (Zhongwen) option: GoogleStandard yue-HK (xxxxxx) ref: GoogleStandard yue-TW (xxxxxx) ref: GoogleWavenet cmn-TW (xxxxxx) ref: GoogleWavenet Madarin (xxxxxx) ref: They're aessentially different versions of 中文 (Zhongwen). Thank you!

Christopher July 6th, 2022

Limited voice options without paying.

Se7eN Deadly Jinxs June 28th, 2022
Se7eN Deadly Jinxs

Google Translate English voice changed for some reason and now it sounds different regardless of how many times I re-install it.

Ahmad Arushad June 23rd, 2022
Ahmad Arushad

One of my favorite-- help for people who has reading disability . Thank you <3

Dylan Rose June 22nd, 2022
Dylan Rose

there's this constant pause whenever it hits a period and its agony to listen to like it will read sum like "driving is the best form of transportation.......................... so when ford motors" like the pause just takes so much out of it

Zamil June 14th, 2022

Actually this is the first time that is used but it was good to use....

n7s13 June 12th, 2022

this is great APART FROM THE ANNOYING SLOW VOICE INSERTION. i like to read aloud at fast speed because i am in a hurry but recently the extension made an update where a mandatory excruciatingly slow voice is replaces my chosen fast voice, like every third sentence or so. this is frustrating and wasting my time and violation of choice. i just want to shoot myself when i hear it. other than that i find it superior to other tts extensions. however i may just switch to an albeit slightly inferior alternative because this slow voice is killing me!

CJ Navarro June 10th, 2022
CJ Navarro

The problem is that their PDF Reader is always making my computer slow down.

Radu Ciocarlan June 6th, 2022
Radu Ciocarlan

Been using the extension for a long time now but for the past few months it somehow got worse and worse. Text not starting at all, sections of text not being read aloud (ironic how one of the core functions that's even in the extension name stops working like that), and probably the worst one because of how prevalent it has become is the narator voice changing randomly every few sentences. Too bad, the extension was one of the good ones when it was working properly. Edit: took me some time and testing and the result is that the problem seem to be related to the UK English voices, switching to US English seems to stop the narator voice changes ever sentence and I haven't had instances of text skipping/ not starting so far with it.

Hermann Bulach June 6th, 2022
Hermann Bulach

This extension joins every of my browsers, good work, Mr. developer, thank you!

Rich Energy June 5th, 2022
Rich Energy

I like it but one thing that would make it better is to be able to set and monitor my reading goals. I like to set goals based on either wpm or total minutes read for the day. I would be nice if I could look at the read aloud widget and see how much of my words per minute goal am i accomplishing for that minute, hour, day or so on. Or it would have been nice to see how many total words have i read for the day altogether. If I find an widget that could do that, that's where I'm going next.

Dastin Kartoum May 29th, 2022
Dastin Kartoum

I have this on my Chromebook and PC. It works great!!!!!

I am Hannah Montana May 21st, 2022
I am Hannah Montana

Finally a text-to-speech I can use to read aloud books for class. It helps me stay focused and from rereading the same lines over and over. It's also much faster for me than reading alone. You can change the speed and tone a bit to your liking. Simple UI.

Solarstorm flare May 20th, 2022
Solarstorm flare

dunno why i didnt think of this to turn all fanfiction into audiobooks. ThanksZ!!!!!!!!!!!

N3T RUNN3R May 19th, 2022

I'v been using it for years now, but barely works anymore, most of the time when I try to use it goes dead silent

Chuck May 18th, 2022

love it

brah why you do this May 11th, 2022
brah why you do this

this is wonderful, thank you for creating this extension, it run smoothly!

Bilal Sehovic May 9th, 2022
Bilal Sehovic

Great! Honestly I love this app! I work in IT and this extensions seems to me like it was missing all this time I worked. Before, reading large chunks of text was demotivational, but with this tool getting started is effortless. I also have a suggestion: please add option "speed" directly under the icon in chrome (where I see text that is currently reading).. That would make my life even easier! Thank you, best regards

Stikia Reid May 4th, 2022
Stikia Reid

I'm just going back to school again after having dropped out of university 3 years ago and swearing it off until now. My biggest fear in school was always the readings and being someone with ADHD I could never get them done in time as I am also a bit of a slow reader as well as being someone who gets sleepy when they read so having this is making it so much easier already. 10/10 would recommend.

Tuan Hazeem Joonus May 1st, 2022
Tuan Hazeem Joonus

Great extension... ?????

klaara April 28th, 2022

this is the best text-to-speech extension that I've used honestly, the voice sounds like a real human and not just a bot that doesn't know how to pronounce difficult words, highly recommend, there is a few other features that let you skip to certain parts, pause and highlights text, when you right click a word there is an option to put that into speech which is very useful, thank you!

I am Human January 29th, 2022
I am Human

Edit 26/04/2022: Since yesterday the Standard Voice 'Google UK Eng Female' was changed. Earlier, it used to be a lively voice, full of energy. But, now it's like a voice of some sick girl who's suffering from cold/flu. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin and the result was same. Kindly reinstate the original standard voice for the Google UK Eng Female. Thank you. 29/01/2022: I've been using Standard Voice, Google UK Eng Female. From last 2 days, the voice suddenly changes into some other voice with high pitch and reads until it finish a line. Then again it reverts back to the one I choose, UK Eng Female voice and continues. It was happened 3-4 times on day 1 and now it's happening almost after every para. Can anyone please help me, what should I do to stop this frequent voice changes? Thank you

Ethan R. April 22nd, 2022
Ethan R.

Ótimo. Funciona (baseado nas vozes do Google Translate, digamos).

Adi Diner April 12th, 2022
Adi Diner

I liked and use this extension, for some reason it is not working very well anymore. Each website I try to use it on askes me to approve permissions. Even after approving permissions it will get stuck in the middle of reading.

Kieron Hobbs April 7th, 2022
Kieron Hobbs

This extension is exactly what I needed, and it's free! It works great and you can read specific parts of a page by selecting them which is just what I wanted. My only problem is that it sometimes speeds up when it reads a comma, but it doesn't always. Overall a great extension and I highly recommend it.

Wing Ng (Charmian) April 7th, 2022
Wing Ng (Charmian)

though there are lots of sound to choose, but all of them are so robotic not recommended

Carl April 4th, 2022

This extension can not read PDF's online correctly. When trying to read them they read " T - he " for the, and O-F for of, and so on. This needs to be fixed immediately.

Titi G April 3rd, 2022
Titi G

It keeps requiring me to verify I'm not a robot. Not sure if this is a glitch.

Caner Yurtbay April 2nd, 2022
Caner Yurtbay

you have to select the text to read it and it doesnt even highlight the text its reading. lazy extension

Loocina Moon April 1st, 2022
Loocina Moon

useless. didn't even have it for an hour before it started asking for "permissions" again when i already gave them. then it takes me to this weird dumb google page where it asks me to push some buttons, and when i try again it just does the same thing. fix this please.

Iulia A March 9th, 2022
Iulia A

I've used this extension daily for years. after an update, many users were upset about a temporary setting where we could not turn off access to read and change data on google docs. The creators addressed the concern on release notes and that it was temporary in nature and resolved it.

Goutham March 30th, 2022

While playing, the playback speed should be able to be changed. Need that option + shortcut.

Henry Holm March 29th, 2022
Henry Holm

This is my favorite text to speech! Would be five starts if it had a "Don't read words in parentheses" feature. I read a lot of scientific articles and wish a could find a read-aloud function for chrome that could automatically skip the "(Author et al., Author et al. ect)" that happens every line. Apple reader used to have this function.

MEE7 March 25th, 2022

Very Good! An option to speed up the voice would be nice. It feels slow right now.

Noah Alderman March 25th, 2022
Noah Alderman

Awesome! The add-on is a big relief when you need to large text blocks. But, I have two mini-complaints: 1) When I choose separate screen to TTS, I can make it full screen. But itʻs has thick borders above and below. If you could make those borders thinner, thatʻd be better for user experience. 2) Even after I close that window in which the TTS is playing, TTS is keep playing in background and I have to turn it off from the add-onʻs icon. I think itʻll be better if you made the change that closing the seperate window/tab for TTS, in turn should stop reading the text. 3) Iʻve read some people complaining about sentence highlighiting and theyʻre asking for word highlighiting. But Iʻm OK with sentence highlighiting, and if you wanna add word highlighiting feature, please donʻt remove sentence highlighiting.

Jesse March 24th, 2022


Олег Нечаев March 16th, 2022
Олег Нечаев

Just good thing!

Devante Conners March 14th, 2022
Devante Conners

Would do a 5 star, just if you could make the voice a bit louder, like i go to config and the voice reader is on max volume and it still sounds low.

Ms. Pink March 13th, 2022
Ms. Pink

I loved this extension until the newest update. I can't get it to pause anymore and it won't load as fast as it used to. Even when I hit stop it takes a while and shows the loading circle. I use this for school and now I'm having to find another reader and it's getting stressful.

Manolo March 12th, 2022

This is an incredibly handy extension for those who want to have web articles read out loud. Some time ago I asked for dark mode, and I was very grateful that the developers roled out a dark mode very quickly. There are two more suggestions that I hope the developers would consider. They are: (1) A full screen mode, and (2) Word highlighting. Currently only paragraphs are highlighted. This would be very useful as it would allow users to not only follow along what is being read (if they want to), but also, to immediately identify where they left off after a pause.

Joey Jolley March 10th, 2022
Joey Jolley

I like the extension, but I don't like the current Google Translate voice. It sounds too syrupy. I'd like to have a narrative voice. Is there any way you can change the Google Translate voice? It's annoying!