Text-to-Speech for iOS is Now Available! Listen to Your Articles in Pocket

Text-to-speech for iOS is now available! Listen to your articles in Pocket

We don’t always have the opportunity to sit down and read the amazing content we save to Pocket every day. Sometimes, our hands are simply full – we’re out for a long run, driving to work, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Now, what if you could listen to your articles instead?

Today, we’re excited to bring Listen, our Text-to-Speech feature, to iOS. It’s the hands-free way of returning to everything you’ve saved in Pocket. You can start listening from anywhere in the article, skip paragraphs with ease, and adjust the reading speed for when you want to fly through an article or let it slowly soak in. Plus, it has automatic language detection, making Listen available in all languages.

To listen to any of your articles, just open your article of choice and tap the ●●● button in the bottom toolbar. Then, select Listen (TTS).

Millions of stories have been listened to on Pocket for Android, so we’re super excited to bring this feature to Pocket on your iPhones and iPads as well. We hope you’ll check it out and let us know what you think – share your thoughts with us on Twitter!

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You can also contribute to the future development of Pocket by upgrading to Pocket Premium!

– Team Pocket