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Text to Speech Online

Type, paste, or upload a document & convert text to speech for free.

Benefits of Text to Speech

There's a better way to read online with high fidelity speech

Man reading paper

Read almost anything

Speechify works seamlessly with Google Docs and almost anything you see in Chrome.
Saving time

Maximize your productivity

Read aloud your email, lengthy documents and more in natural sounding voices
Woman walking dog

Do more at once

Listen to Chrome wherever you go. Every web page, email, or document is now a podcast.

How Text to Speech online works

Using Speechify breeze. It takes only a few minutes and you'll be off. Turn text into high-quality, natural-sounding text to speech voices instantly.

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Install Speechify anywhere, free

Turn almost any text into natural sounding audio, instantly

Text to Speech

4.5/5117,800+4M+ users

Speechify is the leading text to speech app in all app stores. With about about 20M+ downloads and 150K+ reviews, it is one of the fastest growing apps in its category.

Our text to online text to speech converter produces the most natural sounding voices. You can 5x your reading speed.

You can try it free today!

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What is text to speech

Text to speech is also known as TTS, read aloud, or even speech synthesis. It simply means using artificial intelligence to read words aloud be; it from a PDF, email, docs, or any website.  There isn’t a voice artist recording phrases or words, or even the entire article. Speech generation is done on-the-fly, in real time, with natural sounding AI voices.

And that’s the beauty of it all. You don’t have to wait. You simply press play and artificial intelligence makes the words come alive instantly, in a very natural sounding voice. You can change voices and accents across multiple languages.

Listen to any article. Easily scan any printed material and convert the image to audio.

Get even more productive with online to speech

If there's text online, it can be read aloud

Listen at any speed

Speechify text to speech software can read aloud up to 9x faster than the average reading speed, so you can learn even more in less time.

Take your offline, online

Use the app to snap a pic of a page in any book and hear it read aloud to you in the best text to speech voices.

The most natural-sounding voices

Our text to speech voices sound more fluid and human-like than any other TTS AI reader so you can understand and remember more.

Inline player

Our player fits seamlessly into your site or publication’s existing design. Users can play or pause the document and see how long it will take to read at

Text Highlighting with Speechify TTS

Active text highlighting

Speechify highlights the sentence and word as it reads to make it easy for users to follow along as they listen.

Floating widget

The floating widget follows users down the page as it reads. Users can play, pause, and change the reading voice or speed. All API integrations use our highest quality, natural-sounding Premium voices.

Speechify TTS Floating Widget

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Text to speech features

Official celebrity voices★ Official & exclusive ★ Snoop Dog & Gwyneth Paltrow voices with more celebrity voices to come.
Listen at any speedOur high-quality AI voices can read up to 9x faster than the average reading speed, so you can learn even more in less time. While it isn't easy to listen to 900 words per minute, but who are we to limit what you are capable of? Most other text to speech readers do go that fast. Try us out today. Ease into 380 words per minute and train your ears to listen faster and slowly increase the speed to as fast as you need it to be.
Listen on desktop or mobile devices Anything you’ve saved to your Speechify library instantly syncs across devices so you can listen to anything, anywhere, anytime.
Natural-sounding human voices Our reading voices sound more fluid and human-like than any other AI reader so you can understand and remember more.
Multi lingual and high quality natural sounding voicesEnjoy high-fidelity speech in 30+ languages with multiple voices. Some of the languages available are Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, & Ukrainian.
Free audio file download With our free text to speech online converter you can type, paste, or even upload a file and convert it to speech. You can then download it as an audio file to use as a voice over or for any other applications. The premium subscritption to Speechify offers HD voices and even official celebrity voices such as Snoop Dog & Gwyneth Paltrow.
Document uploadHave a large document you need converted to speech? No problem. Just upload it to our online text to speech app and get it converted to text within seconds. Try it in the demo, now!

Text to speech use cases

Speechify was first built to serve a single purpose; to help with dyslexia. But the use case for text to speech app with the best sounding voice exploded. If you love to read, need to read, or struggle with reading, Speechify is for you.

Students Students of any grade can benefit from TTS. Read faster and retain much more with Speechify. You can listen to your notes or text book and follow along while stimulating audio and visual inputs.
Those with disabilities Speechify was created by Cliff Weitzman who struggled with dyslexia. It helped him excel at his studies. Speechify is perfect for those who also struggle with dyslexia. Other disabilities such as dry eyes, migraines, TBIs or any illness thats a barrier to reading. Our mission has been constant – remove barriers to reading.
Professionals like lawyers & doctors Professions that require an extensive amount of reading such as lawyers, doctors, editors and such can read important case files quickly and become more familiar with their work in shorter amounts of time
Story time Parents can use text to speech to read their children’s favorite books either at home or those long car rides. You don’t have to turn on an iPad or a movie to entertain your kids. They can listen to their favorite stories over and over again. Reading has proven to have significant results in early childhood development. Let them read, plenty.
Those that love podcasts Reading your favorite blog, news article, or a lengthy PDF but it’s time to work out? No problem. Simply press play and Speechify will convert your article into speech, instantly. You don’t have to be stuck to a screen to read.

The use cases are plenty. Try Speechify free and see how it can help you in your use case. Tell us, we’d love to know how.

Speechify pricing.

Upgrade to Speechify Premium and power through your reading with our most advanced tools and features. See pricing.

Speechify text to speech online reviews

Kate Marfori
Kate MarforiProduct Manager at The Star Tribune
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With Speechify’s API, we can offer our users a new and accessible way to consume our content. We’ve seen that readers who choose to listen to articles with Speechify are on average 20% more engaged than users who choose not to listen.
Susy Botello
Susy Botello
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Thanks for sharing this.I love this feature. I just tweeted at you on how much I like it. The voice is great and not at all like the text-to-speech I am used to listening to. I am a podcaster and I think this will help a lot of people multitask a bit, especially if they are interrupted with incoming emails or whatever. You can read-along but continue reading if your eyes need to go elsewhere. Hope you keep this. It's already in other web publications. I also see it in some news sites. So I think it could become a standard that readers expect when they read online. Can I vote twice?
Renato Vargas
Renato Vargas
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I just started using Medium more and I absolutely love this feature. I've listened to my own stories and the Al does the inflections just as I would. Many complain that they can't read their own stories, but let's be honest. How many stories would go without an audio version if you had to do all of them yourself? I certainly appreciate it. Thanks for this!!
Dawn :)
Dawn 🙂
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Oh! How cool - I love it 🙂 The voice is surprisingly natural sounding! My eyes took a much appreciated rest for a bit. I've been a long time subscriber to Audible on Amazon. I think this is Great 😀 Thank you!
Paola Rios Schaaf
Paola Rios Schaaf
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Super excited about this! We are all spending too much time staring at our screens. Using another sense to take in the great content at Medium is awesome.
Ananya
Ananya
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Hi Warren, I am one of those small, randomly selected people, and I ABSOLUTELY love this feature. I have consumed more ideas than I ever have on Medium. And also as a non-native English speaker, this is really helping me to improve my pronunciation. Keep this forevermore! Love, Ananya:)
Tigonal
Tigonal
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This is the single most important feature you can role out for me. I simply don't have the time to read all the articles I would like to on Medium. If I could listen to the articles I could consume at least 3X the amount of Medium content I do now.
Andrew Picken
Andrew Picken
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Love this feature Warren. I use it when I'm reading, helps me churn through reading and also stay focused on the article (at a good speed) when my willpower is low! Keeping me more engaged..
Nic E.
Nic E.
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I was THRILLED the other day when I saw the audio option. I didn't know how it got there, but I pressed play, and then I was blown away hearing the words that I wrote being narrated
Neeramitra Reddy
Neeramitra Reddy
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LOVE THISSS. As someone who loves audio almost as much as reading, this is absolute gold

Get Text to Speech Today

And begin removing barriers to reading online

Text-to-speech software goes by a few names. Some refer to it as TTS, read aloud, or even speech synthesis; for the more engineered name. Today, it simply means using artificial intelligence to read words aloud be; it from a PDF, email, docs, or any website.  There isn’t a voice artist recording phrases or words, or even the entire article. Speech generation is done on-the-fly.

Yes, there are plenty of Chrome extensions for text-to-speech. The best being Speechify. See the top TTS Chrome extensions. Try Speechify for free.
About 1 million users trust Speechify Chrome extension. It’s highly rated and is one of the fastest growing apps. Once you install the extension you can then get the App for your iPhone, Android, and even Safari. This is great for productivity or people with disabilities such as dyslexia, or others that cause reading to be a barrier. Speechify has a handy text highlighter that reads out selected text so you can read along. Try it on your Chromebook, desktop, or mobile device.
Turning text to audio in Chrome is really easy. Install Speechify Chrome extension for free and press “Play”. It’s as simple as that. Try it, install text to speech for Chrome.
Yes there is! Speechify is the leading TTS app and offers various languages and accents. English, Spanish, Italian, and various others. Install it for free today!

Google test to speech is built more for developers. They can employ Google to convert text to audio via API in their apps. Speechify also offers the same option. In addition, Speechify also offers text to speech as an app or a Chrome extension that anyone can just install and hit play.

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