Play for Medium writers

Add audio to all your Medium Articles with one click

#3 Product of the DayNovember 13, 2017

Play is a chrome extension that allows Medium's writers and publications to add Audio players on their articles in a very easy and simple way.

  • Manikandan
    ManikandanProduct Designer • Made 📻

    I listen more then 60+ articles per month

    Simple and intuitive


    Only on desktop

    Need improvement in buffering

    Reading articles while working is a really big pain. This extension / plugin was the simplest solution I found :)

    Manikandan has used this product for one year.
  • Anand Patel
    Anand PatelCo-Founder, InterviewDrill

    Great concept to quickly soak in content, especially when at work


    Buffering takes quite some time. I have been waiting for 5+ minutes for the audio to buffer on this current Medium article

    Love the idea but user experience needs to be improved for better adoption

    Anand Patel has used this product for one day.
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Mahmoud Felfel
Mahmoud FelfelMaker@ma7moudfelfel · Frontend Engineer, Co-Founder of
Play for Medium gets a major update to support Medium writers! Hello Product Hunt! We are excited to announce a major feature we built in the Play for Medium Chrome Extension that allows any Medium writer to embed an Audio version of his/her article with just 1 click of a button - Publish with Audio! Since we launched the Play for Medium Chrome extension [], many Medium writers have been using our internal tools to convert their articles to audio and embed them in their articles. But the process to do this has been quite cumbersome as they had to copy and paste links and jump between windows. This feature makes it ridiculously easy for any writer to add Audio to their Medium articles. We hope the Medium writers in here find it useful. Please give it a try and let us know your feedback. Cheers!
Sooraj 🌏
Sooraj 🌏@iamsooraj · Building AsyncMatic for remote teams
Great use case. In fact, I have been thinking of something similar to this, and here it is. 😍
Zameer Ansari
Zameer Ansari@xameeramir · @nordible previous @nerdspal @nistencorp
@iamsooraj The world is too fast. I also was working on something similar
Akshay Kadam(A2K)
Akshay Kadam(A2K)@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
This would be so useful for the blind. Thank you for making this. Good job 👍
Can Olcer
Can Olcer@canolcer · Co-Founder Kosmos School
Isn't that going to piss off Medium, as audio is one of the features they offer for paying users?
Spencer Camp
Spencer Camp@spencercamp
This doesn't replace what Medium does. Robots reading text is like listening to the Google maps AI pronounce street names. Voice acting requires something that robots can't do yet: act. Human narrators are superior to robot narrators for the near future.