Is Speechify free on Google Chrome?
Speechify is a highly functional and convenient text to speech (TTS) service that caters to students, working adults, people with reading disabilities (such as dyslexia and ADHD), and children. In addition to being a highly advantageous mobile app, it also comes as a browser extension for Google Chrome.
However, when it comes to exceptional services like Speechify, the main question is often the price. Therefore, this article will tell you all about Speechify’s Chrome extension and whether you can use it for free.
What does Speechify do?
Speechify is one of the best text to speech software services that converts text into sounds that imitate human voices with natural-sounding speech.
With Speechify, you can read multiple written content formats, such as PDF files, Microsoft Word documents, emails, etc. Because of its optical character recognition (OCR), you can also input screenshots or scan physical book pages and let Speechify text to speech read aloud the content in high-quality natural-sounding voices.
Furthermore, the Speechify text to speech app lets you turn text into audio files, which you can use as a video voiceover and audio narration.
If English is not your native language, don’t worry. Speechify offers automatic translation in more than 30 other languages, including Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi.
Additionally, you can listen to text in a variety of text to speech voices, both male and female. You can even access celebrity voices by signing up for a subscription.
The adjustable playback reading speed goes up to 900 WPM, helping you spend less time reading long pages of text, making you more productive, and helping you meet deadlines.
The AI reader’s accuracy makes Speechify an excellent tool for proofreading and correcting mistakes, which you might overlook when relying only on your inner voice.
The design of mobile apps and browser extensions is straightforward, which makes them easy to navigate. There are only several useful commands on the menu at the bottom that allow you to play, pause, and skip specific content.
If you wish to offer your users an easier and more enjoyable way to consume your content, Speechify’s API is the perfect solution. It boosts visits and makes your readers more engaged and less likely to cancel a service. The widget moves in accordance with the reading and allows the users to play, pause, and adjust the reading speed and voices.
Speechify Chrome extension—How to use it (and is it free)
Speechify’s Chrome extension is used by more than a million users who listen to online written content in various languages and accents worldwide.
To introduce Speechify’s Google Chrome extension, it’s best to start with its installation. The installation process is free, simple, and can be done in a few steps.
Check that your browser is not in guest or incognito mode since that can disrupt installation.
Go to Chrome Web store.
Find Speechify and click “Add to Chrome.”
Approve data or permissions it asks for by clicking “Add extension.”
If you wish to pin the Chrome extension to your address bar. You can do that by clicking on the little puzzle piece, finding “Speechify for Chrome,” and clicking on the pushpin.
Once you do that, you should see the Speechify logo next to the address bar. Now, you can launch the widget and listen to whatever you want.
You can listen to text in Google docs, web pages, online articles, online PDF files, your emails on Gmail, and other online written content for free. On the Chrome extension, you can also make Speechify skip certain content like brackets, quotes, and links.
Now, the question is which features are free to use and which aren’t.
The free Speechify plan offers Standard voices of basic text to speech quality that can be read at the speed of 250 WPM. This plan comes as a free three-day trial that you get when you first install the app. This way, you can familiarize yourself with what Speechify offers and see if it fits your needs.
On the second day, Speechify will notify you in case you change your mind and want to cancel the service. Otherwise, you can proceed to the Premium version and pay for the subscription. However, you can skip the trial period if you know Speechify will meet your needs.
If you sign up for the Premium version, there are more options you can access. They include advanced skipping, advanced importing, note-taking, and highlighting. You can also access your content across all devices and listen offline.
In addition, Speechify Premium allows you to listen to high-quality voices five times faster than normal audio. Unlike the basic email support you get in the free version, the Premium Speechify plan makes sure that you get priority support from the best listening experts on the team.
Set up Speechify on your Chrome browser today
If you want to be one of the 20+ million users of Speechify, you can do so in just a few simple steps. Adding Speechify’s Chrome extension is the same as adding any other extension to your browser. After the setup, you can enjoy your favorite written content online with a voice you like and at the speed that’s the most comfortable for you.
You can also find the Speechify app for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) in the Apple Store, and for Android mobile devices, it’s available in Google Play.
If you wish to access more features, upgrade your account to premium and have an even better listening experience.
How much is Speechify for Chrome?
Speechify for Chrome costs just as much as other versions. The pricing per year is $139 ($11.58 per month) for Speechify Premium.
Is there a free text to speech reader for Chrome?
Like Speechify, most of the Chrome extension TTS readers come with a free trial period. Some of the best text to speech services are Natural Reader, Read Aloud, and Snap&Read. However, the free versions are often limited and don’t offer as many features as the paid versions.
Is Speechify free on PC?
Speechify offers a free three-day trial for both desktop and mobile versions, as well as a completely free version with limited TTS featuers. After the free trial of Premium, you’ll have the option to cancel or pay for a subscription. In addition to the Chrome extension, Speechify also offers Safari extension and apps for Mac, iOS (iPhone and iPad), and Android devices.