Google Assistant Will Now Read Out Web Pages to You on Mobile

The latest feature will support up to 10 Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Marathi and more.

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Assistant will support this feature, as well as translate the web page.

Search engine giant Google has started rolling out its article-reading feature 'Read Out Loud', which works with 42 languages, to all the Android smartphone users across the globe.

"With Google Assistant, your browser can now read web articles out loud. Whenever a web article is displayed on your browser in your Android phone, you can say, "Hey Google, read it" or "Hey Google, read this page" it will immediately read aloud the content of the web page," the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

To use the feature, one can simply say: "Hey Google, read it" or "Hey Google, read this page" for the Assistant to read the text on the screen.

The feature works on most Android devices for now.
The feature works on most Android devices for now.
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The feature is rolling out now and will be available to all Android devices running Android 5.0 or above. The screen will also highlight the text that Assistant is currently reading so users can follow along on the page as it is being read out loud.

You can know more about this new feature through this video.

One can also alter the reading speed and choose from multiple voices.

"You can use the translation menu to select the desired language, and all pages will be automatically translated and read out in that language," the company added.

Google has pointed out that developers don’t need to add any special plugin in the backend to support this feature. However, if any developer doesn’t want to support the new feature, they can use the nopagereadaloud tag to disable it.

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