Google Assistant Will Soon Be Able to Read Websites to You

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Google announced a new feature at CES on Tuesday that'll be a huge help for people who are blind or have low vision.


Those with Android devices will soon be able to use Google Assistant to have websites read out loud. When a page is opened, Assistant will begin reading the page within a few seconds after prompted with "Hey Google, read it."

The feature also works well for people who don't have the time or the desire to read articles. It's like Audible, but for websites—and it's free.


It offers relatively lifelike reading, with the system only reading the relevant text, avoiding reading text like share buttons and image credits.

Here's how it works

Read It with Google Assistant will be available later this year for Android versions five and above.