Pocket’s new text-to-speech feature reads your news articles to you

BY Killian Bell

Published 17 Jul 2015

Pocket text-to-speech on iOS

Too busy to read all those articles in your Pocket list? Now you can listen to them while you do other things, thanks to Pocket’s excellent new text-to-speech (TTS) feature, which is available now on iOS.

Pocket’s TTS feature has been available on Android for almost three years now, but iOS users have missed out on it for all this time. But with the app’s latest update — version 5.6.7 — it’s finally available on iPhone and iPad, and it’s a great addition to an already useful service.

Here’s how TTS works. Simply load up an article you’ve been meaning to read inside Pocket, and tap the TTS button, which looks like three dots. Pocket will then begin reading your article to you. You have the option to pause, rewind, and fast forward — and you can even adjust playback speed to suit you.

TTS turns articles into mini podcasts, and it’s ideal for those who just can’t find the time to catch up on their Pocket queue. You can use TTS to listen to stories while driving, traveling to work on the train, or even while cooking dinner.

You’ll find the latest Pocket release in the App Store now via the download link below.

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