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Niv DrorVC at Shrug Capital

What's the best tool for listening to articles?

Medium just launched audio stories, which seems like a cool feature! But it's a members-only feature. There are alternatives out there... what's your favorite?
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    Play (for Medium)

    Listen to Medium Stories with a Chrome Extension

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    Niv Dror14VC at Shrug Capital Β· Written
    This seems like a very popular Chrome extension for listening to articles. Did well in the Product Hunt launch 😊
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    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp Β· Written
    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.
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    keyul3Maker of Quick Code & Bot Stash Β· Written
    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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      madmorkExec Coach, Storyteller, ex googler

      asks:

      - would love something equivalent for Wix blog

      - would be great if you could somehow download the file and upload this as a podcast for iTunes and Android

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      Melvin ThambiCreative Director RapidValue Solutions

      Can try a feature to match the speaker voice to match with the authors voice.

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  2. 29
    Medium Audio Stories

    Listen to your favorite Medium stories

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    Niv Dror14VC at Shrug Capital Β· Written
    The product looks super well done, and seems like the first real value feature in the Medium Members upgrade. Wondering what @rrhoover things as he is a member :-)
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  3. 23
    Pocket Listen

    Reading is hard. Listen to articles instead.

    I use Pocket A LOT so I tend to get a lot of backed up content to get through. Sometimes its easier to use Pocket listen. Although the voice is fairly robot-y
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    Tattle

    Listen to your news stories, narrated by humans

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    Kate52Head of Social @ GitHub Β· Written
    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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  5. 7
    Audm

    The world's best longform journalism, read aloud.

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    ryanCofounder, Audm Β· Written
    ryan made this product
    Audm is an iOS app that lets you listen to audio versions of longform feature articles from publishers like The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, ProPublica, Outside Magazine, Foreign Policy, and London Review of Books. The stories are read by audiobook narrators.
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    Nathan BashawHead of Product at Gimlet Media Β· Written
    I love Audm! It's the only way I can get through long David Frum pieces in The Atlantic :)
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    Volume

    Listen to startup and tech focused Medium stories

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    Nick Abouzeid37Words at Product Hunt ✌️ · Written
    These are just tech articles sourced from Medium and run through IBM's Watson text to speech generator. Not as natural as a normal audiobook/podcast, but they do the trick.
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    Oleg I. GalkinFounder of VideoWorkLink.com Β· Written
    Good voices. Just copy text of an article and paste it there.
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  8. 5
    Narro

    The simplest way to listen to the web

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    JoshVP Eng @ThreadMeUp, Founder @NarroApp Β· Written
    Josh made this product
    Narro has been doing this longer than the others and is continuing to release new features and voices!
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    My Orator

    Convert Web Articles into an Audio Podcast Feed

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    Ambrose LeungSolving 1st world problems Β· Edited
    Ambrose Leung made this product
    My service works on all platforms - you just email the article URL to an email address (or use the Chrome Extension) and it will be added to your list your personal podcast feed is automatically updated as well. the unique feature that my service has is that you can tag articles and have them played by tag on the Amazon Echo. Obviously the parser may not work on all websites, so if it is doing TTS on text that is not relevant, just email me and I'll get that fixed.
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    DuoBook

    Switch between reading and listening to the same story

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    Nick Abouzeid37Words at Product Hunt ✌️ · Written
    DuoBook works wonderfully - you can switch back and forth between reading & listening, which makes it perfect for someone who has a hard time dedicating time to just listening to a book πŸ˜…
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    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Been using Play for Medium and sometimes Audiofy while driving. Ability to connect with Pocket/Instapaper, save from Safari/Chrome or Discover the latest feed. Voice is not as great as Play.
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    Rightspeed

    Listen to audiobooks at ridiculously fast speeds

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    Jake Crump5Community Team with Product Hunt Β· Written
    This is super helpful for anyone who doesn't have a ton of time, but still wants to enjoy audiobooks.
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    Voice Dream

    Best Text to Speech App

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    LekanBFounder @ FlexSpace.io Β· Written
    I use this everyday. Look past the old school design, this is the BEST TTS app. Integrates with Pocket, Google Drive and reads PDF's too.
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  14. Voice Aloud Reader is still the only app I've ever paid for, just because I received so much value from the free, ad supported version. It plays almost any file type, syncs with Pocket, Dropbox, Google Drive and it's really easy to skip or go back a sentence or paragraph.
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    curio.io

    Writing worth listening to from top publications

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    Robert SampsonDesigner, for lack of a better word Β· Written
    Articles read professionally by flesh and blood humans from publications like the Guardian, AEON, Idler, Nautilus, etc...
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    ReadByHumans

    Top HackerNews articles in human-read podcast format

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    Raman ShalupauMaker @ CryptoJobsList.com Β· Written
    Raman Shalupau made this product
    Real people narrate your content. REAL. PEOPLE. Synthesized voice is nowhere near. We are starting out with top HN articles and cryptocurrency whitepapers, but will soon start narrating any article or document on demand. Subscribe to keep tabs on our progress!
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  17. Spencer Camp made this product
    Realiti News is a newer simple and beautiful audio news app that lets you listen to Wired, Time, Huffington Post, Mashable, TechCrunch, Reuters, Slate, and Gizmodo read to you by professional human narrators, each morning, when the daily feed is refreshed with the latest articles. :)
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    Instapaper

    Save articles to Read Later

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    Howard HuangVP Marketing, Howard Electronics Co. Β· Written
    This is what I gravitate towards. Just save an article, click the share button --> speak and it reads the article to you.
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    Speechify Gen 0.1

    Read faster, stay focused & absorb more - Create Audiobooks

    Great text to speech app. Has brilliant keyboard shortcuts :)
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    • This product has helped me so much with college! I use it for my readings when I am feeling overwhelmed or anxious about not being able to do all the readings, or when I want to be productive on my walks to and from home, at the gym, etc. Awesome product and I love that it works in Spanish as well!

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    Read2Me

    Convert any website or file into a podcast

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    NinoWeb developer Β· Written
    Nino made this product
    It uses latest-gen text-to-speech voices and curates a list of trending articles for you, so you don't have to worry about what do you want to listen to.
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