Chrome Will Now Let Users Listen To The Web Pages In Hindi Or Bengali: Here's How
Chrome Will Now Let Users Listen To The Web Pages In Hindi Or Bengali: Here's How
Google Chrome is getting this useful feature that will come in handy for many people who prefer to listen than read the web pages.

Google is launching a new feature called “Listen to this page” for Chrome users on Android devices. This will allow them to hear any web page in their preferred language and voice. The text-to-speech (TTS) feature, as reported by The Verge, includes playback controls similar to music or podcast players. Users can pause, adjust the reading speed, skip forward or backward by 10 seconds, and control playback settings.

Languages available in this “Listen to this Page” feature are Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, as per Google. Apart from that users can select from different voice types. As per 9To5Google, there are several options across US, UK, Indian and Australian English like Ruby (mid-pitch, warm), River (mid-pitch, bright), Field (low-pitch, bright) and Moss (low-pitch, peaceful).

Read Chrome Web Pages: How It Works

– Open a web page on Chrome with a lot of text.

– Click on the three-dot-menu on the Chrome App at the top right corner.

– You will find the “Listen to this Page” tab just below the Translate option.

– To exit the listening mode, users can simply click on “Close”.

The feature is not available for all web pages. If the website does not support this functionality, it will not appear in the three-dot menu.

According to The Verge, users can also use Google Assistant to read web pages out loud for them and translate them into other languages as well. However, selecting that option takes you out of Chrome and into the Google app, whereas using the new option keeps you in your browser.

Google’s tech rival Apple also offers the same feature for iOS users in their Safari app, where users can listen to the web page in Siri’s voice. But unlike Safari, which forces users to exit the browser, Google's new feature allows users to stay in Chrome and enjoy a smooth browsing experience.

As per 9To5Google, the tech giant has been testing this new feature for a long time now and it will be available for all stable users soon.

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