Play (for Medium)

Listen to Medium Stories with a Chrome Extension

#4 Product of the WeekOctober 01, 2016
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Play.ht (for Medium) is a Free Chrome Extension to Listen to any article on Medium as an Audio Narration.

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I love this. I can create a Medium Podcast of my favorite articles. Now If I can just increase the speed... Then it should be nominated for the Golden Kitty Award
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Maker
@dredurr yes speed and accents is something we thought about too! We shall definitely add them! Thanks for the feedback!
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@dredurr honestly I can't believe this doesn't exist already, I was brainstorming on this about 2 weeks ago. @ma7moudfelfel .... random idea: is it possible to have it shown on the main screen (homepage) with Play Next option?
@charlesmudy Even us didn't believe that no one has made it before :) And regarding your homepage idea, yes it is possible, we've been thinking of a feature like this actually, that will turn your homepage into a playlist.
@ma7moudfelfel @charlesmudy well, to be fair, there are already some "read it aloud" extensions in the Chrome Extensions store, but they're all terrible, esp. in comparison to this. :)
@dredurr This exists already (exactly!) in @NarroApp https://narro.co
If you write on @Medium ... this should interest you.
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Maker
@amckinnis thanks for sharing PLAY! We couldn't have done it with you!!
@hammadh4 ... More than welcome! It's a great Plug-in - and you guys did all the hard work ;)
@hammadh4 I also see you finally got the credit for being the MAKER!! Time get update your description, answer questions and keep the ball rolling!
Would be a great mobile app.
Maker
@andrewwarner Yup, we are working on it! Listening to articles on the go and creating your own playlists is something we really want!
@andrewwarner There is already a mobile app for iOS for turning news sites (including Medium) into podcasts. It's called NewsBot. http://newsbot.mobi/ https://www.producthunt.com/tech... Disclaimer: I am the author of this app.
@andrewwarner @NarroApp offers both Android and iOS mobile apps with even greater flexibility! https://narro.co
@andrewwarner Came here to say this. The use case for desktop listening is pretty thin compared to mobile.
This is great! Now I can listen to more than NPR while I work :) Medium is full of rich content and advice. Now for a Morgan Freeman voice. @ma7moudfeifei @amckinnis
The two gentlemen are the Makers of PLAY ... check them out. @hammadh4 and @ma7moudfelfel They deserve all the credit for the very cool Chrome Extension.
@hammadh4 @ma7moudfelfel ... trying to get them approved as the "makers" ... until then, message for questions.