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How to enable read aloud in Microsoft Edge


To enable text-to-speech in Microsoft Edge, press the Read aloud button located at the top-right corner of the browser, sit back, relax, and listen. Edge will also highlight the words being read along.


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If you’re looking for a reliable tool to read your ebooks aloud, we recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Keep in mind the read-aloud feature is only available in the Adobe Acrobat Reader desktop version.

To personalize Adobe’s accessibility features, go to Edit > Accessibility > Setup Assistant and launch the Accessibility Setup Assistant.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Read your favourite eBooks with Adobe Acobat Reader, and even let the software read them out loud for you.

Let Microsoft Edge read your ebooks aloud

  1. First, highlight the section of the text that you want to be read out loud.
  2. Then, Right-click on it.
  3. Choose Read aloud from the options menu.
  4. The computer will start reading the text out loud.
  5. You’ll have a toolbar to control the playback as well.

This new read aloud in Edge feature also supports all non-store EPUB files. For the time being, the list of supported languages is limited to the following languages:

r-EG, ca-ES, da-DK, de-DE, en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-IN, en-US, es-ES, es-MX, fi-FI, fr-CA, fr-FR, it-IT, ja-JP, nb-NO, nl-BE, nl-NL, pt-BR, pt-PT, sv-SE, tr-TR, zh-CN.

Here’s how the Redmond giant describes the new in-browser ebook reading experience:

Last week many of you asked about this and we are proud to announce that Microsoft Edge will now read aloud your e-books! Just press the “read aloud” button at the top-right corner after opening one of your e-books and listen to Microsoft Edge read you the book with focus on the line and the word being read along.

The new ebook section allows users to modify the font and size of the text and create bookmarks. You can use the table of contents or seek bar at the bottom of the browser to navigate through your ebook collection.

You can even and ask Cortana to define specific words. You can also use Edge to read your favorite ebooks even when you’re offline.



This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport



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