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Play.ht

Turn your articles into podcasts

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Play (for Medium)

Listen to Medium Stories with a Chrome Extension

Play.ht (for Medium) is a Free Chrome Extension to Listen to any article on Medium as an Audio Narration.

Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I use Play.ht for providing audio for my Medium readers. They are robotic voices, but it gets the job done and it's very easy to get started. You can even embed the player inside your own articles.
Niv Dror- VC at Shrug Capital
This seems like a very popular Chrome extension for listening to articles. Did well in the Product Hunt launch 😊
keyul- Maker of Quick Code & Bot Stash
I was going to recommend this when I saw the question. But you already did. This is definitely the best extension to listen to Medium articles.
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Play is an app that adds Audio Narrations to your Articles using automated voices and automatically adds an Embedded Audio Player in those articles for your readers to Listen and Subscribe! Is your blog on Medium? Check out How to Add Audio to Your Blog on Medium!
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Unlike reading that demand a reader's complete attention and focus, audio narrations come with the advantage of multitasking, allowing you to better engage for longer periods with your audience as the content is delivered in a way that's easy to consume.
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Amazon Polly for WordPress

Convert any text content on a WordPress site into audio 🎧

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. With dozens of voices across a variety of languages, you can select the ideal voice and build engaging speech-enabled applications that work in many different countries. This plugin shows how WordPress creators can easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities to written content.

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I first told you about in late 2016 in my post Amazon Polly - Text to Speech in 47 Voices and 24 Languages. After that launch, we added support for Korean, five new voices, and made Polly available in all Regions in the aws partition.
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Tattle

Listen to your news stories, narrated by humans

Kate- Community @Tierion
Instead of reading the news, enjoy it being read to you! Plus, it's read to you in a friendly human voice (instead of a robot voice, because as much as I like Alexa and Siri, they don't have the same finesse).
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Booktime

Simple audiobook player with several great features

Main features:

β€” Adjustable playback speed

β€” Bookmarks

β€” Sleep timer

β€” Shows progress of all your books

β€” Highlights the last book you listened to

Asks for very few permissions. No ads.

Booktime is based on the open source app called Voice: github.com/PaulWoitaschek/Voice

Licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0

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Audilog

Turn any website of your choice into a podcast.

Problem: I got bored reading a lengthy article about Neuralink (https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html). So, I needed someone to read it for me.

How it works: Browse to the web page within the app, tap the Speaker icon.

Additional Features:

➑️ Create playlist of web pages

➑️ Collect the latest RSS feed (if any) of the website

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