The Read Aloud allows reading PDF files, EPUB books and web pages. Those who use it can adjust the reading speed and voice to their liking.
This feature is not new to the Edge application. Microsoft's old EdgeHTML browser already had it. But at the moment its features Read Aloud is a little behind its predecessor, as it does not have enough features like notes, page view and more.
In Edge Chromium, however, it also supports PDF files.
To activate it open the internal address: edge: // flags / # edge-read-aloud-pdf and activate the flag.
The Read Aloud is available online and offline. If you are in an offline area, this can be very convenient. A basic set of voice options is also available when you are offline.
An Internet connection is required for the full set of voice options.
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