Google Chrome: Your Web Pages will Now be Read Aloud in Bengali and Hindi on Android Devices

By Consultants Review Team Monday, 17 June 2024

Google is releasing a new tool called "Listen to this page" for Android users, which offers several customization choices in addition to reading aloud the complete web page to them. The update for all stable users should be available shortly. 9to5Google discovered the new functionality on Google Chrome for Android version 125.

The three-dots menu on the Chrome Android app has the Listen to this page option directly beneath the Translate option. When the new option is tapped, playing should begin in a format like to a podcast, with options to choose the desired voice and play, pause, rewind, fast-forward, or skip 10 seconds.

There are now 4 voices available: Field (low-pitched, bright), River (mid-pitch, brilliant), and Moss (low-pitched, serene). Ruby is a warm, mid-pitched voice. The new function is accessible in Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish in addition to English.

But not all websites have 'Listen to this page' enabled, according to a Google support page, and the option won't show up in the overflow menu if a page can't be played back.

Although it's currently possible for Android users to ask Google Assistant to read aloud online pages, doing so required exiting the Google Chrome program and offered few customizing options.

How to apply Use Google Chrome to listen to this website feature? 

1) Update to the most recent version of the Google Chrome app.

2) Go to any webpage you like.

3) Select "Listen to this page" by tapping the three dots menu located in the upper right corner of the screen.

4) Select the voice and playback speed that you like most.

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