Microsoft Edge (Chromium) recently acquired Read Aloud on Canary and Dev channels. Available today to Edge Insiders running beta version of the browser.
Read Aloud allows you to read 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 the features of Read Aloud are a little behind its predecessor, as it does not have enough features such as notes, page view and much 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.
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.
- Stable Channel: 83.0.478.54
- Beta Channel: 84.0.522.20
- Dev Channel: 85.0.545.0
- Canary Channel: 85.0.552.0