Text to Speech (TTS)

Text to Speech (TTS)

A text to speech tool with natural sounding voices.

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What is Text to Speech (TTS)?

Text to Speech (TTS) is a featured Chrome extension by Sevina. This extension has 7,391 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.43, and is most similar to Text Reader (Text to Speech) TTS by Read me and NaturalReader - AI Text to Speech. The latest version, 0.2.6, was updated a year ago.

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By: Sevina
Rating: 3.43 (7)
Version: 0.2.6 (Last updated: 2022-03-08)
Creation date: 2020-02-11
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Size: 60.85K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Text to Speech (TTS) is a text to speech extension with natural sounding voices by using HTML5 TTS APIs.

Some features: 
1. Easy one-click text-to-speech via HTML5 API.
2. Auto detects language (no need to set input language each time)
3. Text-to-speech is enabled by holding (Alt), (T), or (Insert) key
4. Highlights selected text while text-to-speech is running.
5. Uses the native HTML5 API (no need to install additional plugins).

Note 1: For the highlight feature to work correctly, please select text paragraph-by-paragraph. The highlight feature is still in Beta and may not work properly in all websites.

Note 2: HTML5 TTS API is still a work in progress and may encounter crashes or errors. If the API is not active in your browser, please go to "about:config" page and search for "webspeech" keyword. Once you find "media.webspeech.synth.enables" item, right-click on it and click - Toggle - to enable it.

To report Bugs, please visit the addon's homepage (
 and fill the bug report form.
User reviews
Doesn't do anything
by Chris Vydas Chris Vydas, 2023-02-10

good. but how to switch between voices? and how to change voice speed and/or pitch?

Updating Review - THIS EXTENSION DESERVES A MUCH HIGHER RATING AVERAGE. IT'S EASILY A 4.5 STAR GOING ON 5! I've been using this extension for over a year maybe longer. And during that time I've tried nearly all of them here at the Chrome Web Store...and I always stay on this one because it's easily the best one on all levels. Original Review - Has mostly always worked for me. Thank you for creating this extension. God bless.
by Second Life Around Second Life Around, 2020-03-12
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Risk impact

Text to Speech (TTS) requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Text to Speech (TTS) has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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