Play (for Medium)

Listen to Medium Stories with a Chrome Extension

#4 Product of the WeekOctober 01, 2016
+1 (for Medium) is a Free Chrome Extension to Listen to any article on Medium as an Audio Narration.

  • Reony Tonneyck
    Reony TonneyckProduct Designer & EV Advocate

    Was useful before Medium added native audio


    No longer works (since I last tried)

    At the time, this was fantastic. There was also a mobile app, but none of them work anymore. Also, since Medium added a native Audio option to articles published, hard to have a reason to not use that now.

    Reony Tonneyck has used this product for one year.
  • madmork
    madmorkExec Coach, Storyteller, ex googler

    easy, intuitive to set up, well explained, simple, like the accent options


    voice a bit robotic, unnatural


    - 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

    madmork has used this product for one day.
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Dre Durr💡
Dre Durr💡@dredurr · Growth is the only thing that matters
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
HammadMaker@hammadh4 · PLAY
@dredurr yes speed and accents is something we thought about too! We shall definitely add them! Thanks for the feedback!
Shina Charles Memud
Shina Charles Memud@shinamemud · Founder @
@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?
Mahmoud Felfel
Mahmoud FelfelMaker@ma7moudfelfel · Frontend Engineer, Co-Founder of
@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.
Graham Seymour
Graham Seymour@seymourgroup · Growth Consultant & vCMO @ TSG
@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. :)
Josh@twandjosh · Founder @NarroApp, Director @officeluv
@dredurr This exists already (exactly!) in @NarroApp
Arnie McKinnis
Arnie McKinnisHunter@amckinnis · ProdMktg Professional,
If you write on @Medium ... this should interest you.
HammadMaker@hammadh4 · PLAY
@amckinnis thanks for sharing PLAY! We couldn't have done it with you!!
Arnie McKinnis
Arnie McKinnisHunter@amckinnis · ProdMktg Professional,
@hammadh4 ... More than welcome! It's a great Plug-in - and you guys did all the hard work ;)
Arnie McKinnis
Arnie McKinnisHunter@amckinnis · ProdMktg Professional,
@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!
✎ Andrew Warner
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
Would be a great mobile app.
Yaniv Goldenberg
Yaniv Goldenberg@yanivgoldenberg · Head of Acquisition @Elemntor
HammadMaker@hammadh4 · PLAY
@andrewwarner Yup, we are working on it! Listening to articles on the go and creating your own playlists is something we really want!
Patrick J.
Patrick J.@xrb · Software Engineer, NewsBot / TI&M
@andrewwarner There is already a mobile app for iOS for turning news sites (including Medium) into podcasts. It's called NewsBot. Disclaimer: I am the author of this app.
Josh@twandjosh · Founder @NarroApp, Director @officeluv
@andrewwarner @NarroApp offers both Android and iOS mobile apps with even greater flexibility!
Sarah A. Downey
Sarah A. Downey@sarahadowney · Principal, Accomplice
@andrewwarner Came here to say this. The use case for desktop listening is pretty thin compared to mobile.
David Feng
David Feng@davidsfeng · Co-Founder at Reamaze
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
Arnie McKinnis
Arnie McKinnisHunter@amckinnis · ProdMktg Professional,
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.
Arnie McKinnis
Arnie McKinnisHunter@amckinnis · ProdMktg Professional,
@hammadh4 @ma7moudfelfel ... trying to get them approved as the "makers" ... until then, message for questions.