Kindle For Mac Text To Speech Guide

Last year Amazon added text-to-speech support to their Kindle for PC application for Windows computers.

Open the Settings App. Select the General tab then Accessibility Speech toggle Speak Screen on. From there you can also change voices, adjust the speaking speed, and enable highlighting, Speak Selection and Speak auto-corrections. Text To Speech For Mac 1. MacOS TTS Before we get too ahead of ourselves and start downloading third party apps, it is very trivial to know that macOS itself comes with a built-in TTS and you can use it anywhere on your computer from the Notes app to any browser.

  1. Kindle ebook readers used to support TTS. The Kindle 3 (also called the Kindle Keyboard) and Kindle Touch were the last to support it. Now if you want text-to-speech for Kindle books you pretty much have to buy a Fire tablet or a Fire phone because none of the newer Kindles support TTS at all, not even the $289 Kindle Voyage.
  2. You can enable the text-to-speech feature on your Kindle Fire device to have written content read aloud. Both Kindle content and your personal documents can utilize the text-to-speech feature.
  3. The Kindle app for Mac has it’s own Text to Speech (look under ‘Tools’), but there is no speed control, yet. Hopefully they are working on optimizing this function. There are also free text to speech or read aloud apps to simplify activating read aloud on Windows and Android devices.

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 but a lot of them do.

It says on the product page if an ebook supports TTS or not under the “Product details” section.

Kindle for PC’s text-to-speech feature also works with non-Amazon content. I tested a few MOBI and PRC files and TTS worked fine.

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PDFs can be imported into Kindle for PC as well and text-to-speech works with them too.

One annoying thing about Kindle for PC is the fact that it doesn’t support personal documents that you’ve added to your Amazon account, but it will open supported files from your computer.

Here’s a basic summary on how to use TTS with Kindle for PC: [123movies.hd]|#watch!! top gun: maverick “2020″ online free download.

Kindle For Mac Text To Speech Guidelines

Kindle For Mac Text To Speech Guide

Kindle Text To Speech Models

Text-to-Speech Keyboard Shortcuts

To use TTS with Kindle for PC you have to turn it on in the Tools menu, or press “Ctrl,T” on your keyboard.

Text To Speech

Toggle Text-to-Speech: Ctrl, T
Pause or resume reading: Space bar (while in a book)
Read the previous sentence: Ctrl, Shift, Up arrow
Skip forward one sentence: Ctrl, Shift, Down arrow
Increase speech rate: Shift, +
Decrease speech rate: Shift, –
Toggle continuous reading: Ctrl, Shift, C