- Users can engage the feature by saying “Hey Google, read this page”
- Google says ‘read aloud’ will remove language barriers
- Websites will not require to do anything extra to enable ‘read aloud’
A new Google Assistant feature has made it easier for users to read online content. The voice-based virtual assistant will now read Web articles out loud, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday. Android users can now ask Google Assistant to read out the articles on their Web browser, by just saying, “Hey Google, read it,” or “Hey Google, read this page.” It is a useful feature for those who consume most of their content online.
The blog post further says that the browser will automatically scroll the page and highlight words as they are being read aloud to help you follow along. Further, users will be allowed to choose between different reading speeds and voices.