Tag Archives: text-to-speech
Kindle Paperwhite 4

How to Use Text-to-Speech on Kindles Using VoiceView (Video)

While Kindles don’t have an official text-to-speech feature that can be easily turned on and off from the menu like Fire tablets have, Kindles do have an accessibility feature called VoiceView that effectively works like text-to-speech once you enable it. The VoiceView Screen Reader is designed to help make Kindles usable for people with vision […]

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Kindle for PC Text-to-Speech

How to Use Text-to-Speech with Kindle for PC

Last year Amazon added text-to-speech support to their Kindle for PC application for Windows computers. Kindle for PC is free to download and use, so if you have a Windows computer and need a text-to-speech program you don’t have to buy a separate device to read Kindle books aloud. Not all Kindle books support TTS […]

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Alexa Read Kindle Books

Amazon’s Alexa Can Read Your Kindle eBooks Aloud, Here’s How

Last week Amazon released a software update to add Audible audiobook support to the entry-level Kindle and 1st gen Kindle Oasis (the new Kindle Oasis already had it), but a lot of people still wish Kindles had text-to-speech to read ebooks aloud like the Kindle Keyboard and 1st Kindle Touch. Text-to-speech has evolved a lot […]

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Kindle for PC

Kindle for PC Supports Text to Speech and Screen Readers

Amazon has issued a few updates to their Kindle for PC program for Windows computers this year to add some additional accessibility features, among other things. Kindle for PC can now be used to read ebooks aloud using text-to-speech, and it also supports screen reader programs for additional navigation and voiceover features. The latest Kindle […]

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Text-to-Speech Alternatives for Listening to Kindle eBooks

Kindle ereaders haven’t supported text-to-speech for five years, not since the original Kindle Touch from four generations back, but the question still comes up all the time. Whenever a new Kindle comes out one of the first things that gets asked is if it supports text-to-speech or not. Technically newer Kindles do support a form […]

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Fire vs Kindle Audio Adapter

$49 Fire Tablet Much Better for Text-to-Speech Than Kindle Audio Adapter

So the Kindle Audio Adapter that I ordered finally arrived yesterday. I’ve been testing it out on my new Kindle Oasis, which secretly already had the needed audio files preinstalled. Unfortunately it’s a bit disappointing how Amazon chose to implement the new audio features on Kindles. The whole thing is setup as an accessibility feature […]

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Fire TV

Fire TV Gets Text-to-Speech Support for Kindle Books

Today Amazon announced plans to add new Alexa voice features to the Fire TV, including the ability to launch apps, control video playback, search local businesses and restaurants, and more. At the bottom of the new features list is an interesting Kindle-related addition, especially considering the fact that Amazon just released a new Kindle Audio […]

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Kindle Audio Adapter

Kindle Audio Adapter Now Available to Purchase Separately

Yesterday Amazon introduced a new Kindle Paperwhite bundle with a Kindle Audio Adapter accessory that can be used to listen to text-to-speech and read screen content aloud for the visually impaired. Amazon has already started selling the Kindle Audio Adapter separately for $19.99. It’s in stock and shipping now. Currently the description says that it […]

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