Voice Reader Speech Central

In-app purchases
4.2
265 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The app is free without any limitation only for the blind people, otherwise read more information in the notes below. It has no ads and spyware like completely free apps. Please proceed to another app if you are not fine with that, thanks!

Many thanks to Google Play team for featuring Speech Central in over 65 countries thus far!

The app implements state of the art features for voice readers:
◦ The best PDF support in text to speech apps - your reading flow will not be interrupted by footers, headers, footnotes and long web links as they are detected by the advanced artificial intelligence in most cases. No other app has this feature.

◦ The best web support in text to speech apps - for the first time you can listen everything as both articles and headlines (including RSS feeds) are supported. Articles can be added from the headlines page for fully uninterrupted flow or from Chrome. And you can send articles from the desktop browser with the Pocket extension.

◦ The widest support for documents/office and e-book formats.

◦ Knowledge and text annotation tools built-in.

◦ The widest choice of options to customize the voice, appearance and various other parameters.

◦ Export the text with annotations to .docx format

◦ Functions of audio buttons can be customized for high productivity and accessibility. The widest selection of tools to control the speed and browse the text that is read aloud.

◦ The app can be used with dozens of languages that have text-to-speech support on the device with automatic language detection from the content for all major languages.

◦ Export the text to the audio file.

◦ The app is completely free for the blind people. It is tested to be accessible by legally blind users.

◦ Your data stays truly private, we collect only analytics data with no identifiable reference to the user or imported content. Just check required permissions and compare to other apps!

With over 20,000 items sold and user ratings over 4 on all major stores Speech Central is one of the world's most popular and loved brands in text-to-speech. It was nominated for the best iOS accessible app in 2020 and 2017 on AppleVis, picked for the Best of Windows Store in 2014.

For many years there was a dream of the easy to use, well made and affordable app that would read the text aloud. And now you can use Speech Central to speechify the text for you!

You can save an hour each day by using the text to speech while commuting, walking, running, doing the housework, etc. You'll also save eyes for better things while having your battery last significantly longer. Keeping the screen off grants that you won't get into the internet addiction and waste your time on unwanted things, and thus it can also help to people with ADHD. As a bonus, even if your internet connection is unstable you won't notice any interruptions.

The voice reader can be used as an assistive technology and helper for people with visual impairments (eyesight problems) and disabilities like dyslexia.

Supported document types are: PDF (including scanned documents), Microsoft Word (.docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx), OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt, .odp), .html, .txt, .rtf, supported ebook formats are .epub, DAISY and .fb2 and emails in .eml format.

Get the app now and enjoy the most convenient text to audio!

Notes:
- The free version has a daily limitation in the number of articles that you can add to it which is removed by purchasing the Pro add-on.
- Some features are available only on the latest version of Android.
- The add-on license is valid only for the Android platform.
- DRM protected books (e.g. Kindle books) are locked to their respective vendor apps and cannot be imported into the app.
Updated on
Jun 29, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.2
265 reviews
Seth Millis
May 14, 2022
To put it bluntly, this app is good, but the kinks need to be worked out. To give some backstory about my experience with books, I have a hard time keeping my attention with them to the point where I would have to rely on an audiobook to have someone read the book for me. Problem is, I started listening to full-cast audiobooks, and as a result, I have trouble listening to single-narrated audiobooks. But being a user of the Kindle and using their ebooks, with some audiobooks, they not only offer books in ebook form, but can also offer the audiobook at a reduced price, and when you own both of them, if you just want to read the book but need help following along, the Kindle will highlight the word of the audiobook is saying to you, and it's helped me follow along the story of my choice. But the problem with that method, is that not every book has an audiobook, and for those that do, it can hurt your wallet after awhile. I will not mention another app that I have been using before I found this one, but I was looking for an alternative to this certain app I've been using before this one, and while it did what it was supposed to do, my trial run was about to run out and they were asking for a very high subscription price that I couldn't afford. So doing some window shopping, I found this app, and after taking a test run, it did everything I wanted it to do, to the point where I automatically made the jump and bought the full version of this app and have been using it ever since. Now here's where the kinks come in, when I first started using the app, there were times where the word that was supposed to be narrated by the app would not be highlighted and I didn't know why it wouldn't, but I eventually found a workaround to that problem. I figured out that the words would only be highlighted if a female voice did it and not a male one, but I picked out en-US-language English out of the dropbox, as opposed to Random (Prefer High Quality), and it works without any problems. Now here's another problem I'm having with this app, sometimes when I open a book I want to read, the app will not open the book no matter how many times I click on the book title. I have to restart the app multiple times until I can get it to open the book. This is obviously gonna have to be something that you guys are gonna need to fix down the road. Other than not opening the book until I restart it a few times, this will become my new app for reading books down the road. Thank you.
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Labsii ltd.
May 22, 2022
UPDATE: the issue should have been fixed, please check it. \\ For the highlighter it depends on the voices capabilities and app doesn't provide any voices. For Google provided voices those that have 'local' in the name have the capability to provide the proper highlight feedback and those titled as 'network' don't.
Kevin Rush
April 13, 2022
I originally found Speech Central on Windows Phone and it was so incredibly useful that I hunted for and found it on Android. So many great features. It reads text from many sources to you. You can adjust the speed of the reading. Speech Central, Thank you for supporting Windows Phone.
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Mike Turner
May 17, 2020
Great start on this speech app. I like that I can move my articles onto an audio format. I can now do chores while getting caught up on the news. Some cons, It is the 1990s, not one thousand nine hundred and ninety S. It doesn't do acronyms very well. For example, FBI becomes FuhBuy. It seems to have difficulty with telling the main article from the picture description/explanation. I feel that this is a good start, and I will improve my score as they get some of those issues addressed.
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Labsii ltd.
May 17, 2020
Text to speech technology is not provided by this application but rather by your device. One thing that will be done is that there will be a dictionary for custom pronunciations in the future. You may buy voices from CereProc on Google Play if you are not satisfied how your device reads text.

What's new

New default setting for previous/next buttons